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How to Teach Children to Love One Another

Daily Truth:   “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”  John 13:34  Encouraging children to help and serve others creates self confidence, exhibits love for one another, and takes the focus off of themselves.  In John chapter 13 of the Bible, Jesus tells us to love others as He has loved us.  Remind
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Praying Scripture for Your Children

Daily Truth:  “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”  II Timothy 3:16     Before Easter, I suggested we start praying scripture for our children. When I started this a few weeks ago, I started pondering reasons that I should be praying scripture for my children.  I came up with
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It Is Finished: Jesus’ Last Words on the Cross

Daily Truth:   “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave  up His spirit. John 19:30 “It is finished!”  What powerful last words spoken by Jesus on the cross.   He had completed all that was asked of Him by God the Father. Do we follow what God asks of us?  At the end of our lives we want to hear, “Well done thou
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Let the Children Come

Daily Truth:   “But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.’”  Matthew 19:14   Jesus views us as children.  “For such is the kingdom of heaven” means that heaven is for all of God’s children who have come to Him while on earth.   One day several years ago,
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Praying for My Children

Daily Truth:  “For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him.”  I Samuel 1:27   Praying for my children. Seems like such a simple task.  Yet, how often I have failed in this area.  Oh, I pray for my children. “Help them to have a good day.’ “Help them to obey in school and to be kind.”
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No Need to be Afraid

Daily Truth:  “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”    Psalm 27:1   Have you ever been afraid?   The word “afraid” can be found 216 times in the NKJV of the Bible. God gives us accounts in the Bible where men, women, and children are afraid.
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The Best Steps to Follow: Following Jesus

Daily Truth:   “Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.”  Psalm 85:13     You have probably seen the WWJD bracelets.  Did you know that they were based on the book In His Steps?           The story In His Steps was story written by Charles M. Sheldon in 1896.  It was read a
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Lessons from Bees: Working Together

Daily Truth:  “Do all things without murmurings and disputings:”  Philippians 2:14   My 6 year old son has been obsessed with bees lately.  Not sure what has brought this on, but you never know how a 6 year old mind works. Any rate, he brought home from the school library the other day two books on bees and a Moody Bible Institute DVD titled City
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Fingerplays Add Fun and Increase Attention Span

Daily Truth:   “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding…”  Proverbs 3:13 It is never too young to begin teaching children about God and the things of God. Below are some fingerplays to teach God’s precepts at an early age. Loving Gifts from God Loving gifts from God; (Point up.) My father and mother, (Use index finger of one hand to
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Learning Styles and Teaching Style Matter

Daily Truth:  “You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”  Deuteronomy  11:19 Is it important to know the learning styles of children in order to teach children effectively? According to Deuteronomy 11:19 we are to teach the things of God throughout the day.
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