Jesus said something really silly. He said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). What’s silly about that? The silly part is not that Jesus calls Himself a vine. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Jesus’ Silly Saying– a children’s message
by Pastor Stan Gale Pretend it’s your birthday. What would you think if people gave presents to everyone else but not to you? That would be a strange birthday. Isn’t that what happens at Christmas? It’s the day we celebrate Jesus’ birth but we are the ones getting the presents. Or giving presents to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on A Birthday Like No Other – a children’s story
My congregation is embarking on growing as a house of prayer. We’ve studied the subject and concluded it involves more than having a prayer meeting. It encompasses establishing a culture of prayer. Toward that end I am holding our first Prayer Training Module during the spring quarter of our Christian Education Hour. I plan […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Pray
Parents are called to shepherd their children. In so doing, parents are to provide for the needs of their children, to guide them in the way of truth and righteousness, and to guard them from the ways of the world and the waywardness of their hearts. In describing the work of a shepherd, the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.