An Amazing Journey

A simple shoebox. A simple shoebox filled with small gifts. A simple shoebox filled with small gifts that results in evangelism and discipleship of unreached peoples around the world. Each December, a group from our church volunteers time to the Samaritan’s Purse servicing center where we inspect donated shoeboxes and prepare them for international shipping. […]

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One Thing

Concerning eternal life, Jonathan Edwards wrote this: “The sum of that eternal life which Christ purchased is holiness; it is a holy happiness. And there is in faith a liking of the happiness that Christ has procured and offers.” So one day a young man ran up to Jesus, knelt before Him, and called him […]

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Sheep and Goats

Why do we find it so difficult to live out Acts 1:8, the last command of Jesus to His followers? “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Sometimes I […]

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Sovereign Grace at Brookstone School

Rather than an overseas mission trip this summer, our church decided to build a team that would commit themselves to teaching the Bible to inner-city children in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brookstone School, an urban Christian school committed to educating under-resourced children academically from a Christian worldview, provided the venue. As it turned out, only a […]

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God’s Gospel in Review

Every child born is on a road-trip to eternity, finding themselves in the same spiritual predicament as their parents were born into—separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world (Ephesians 2:12). So is it ever too soon to […]

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Children, Take Note

A few months back we blogged about children in corporate worship. Our covenant children are a gift from God, and including them in the covenant community during times of worship is important because this is where the Word is preached and the sacraments are administered. We mentioned in the article various ways of training children […]

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Become Like Children

I have a confession to make. There wasn’t a carrot in existence that could have lured me into Vacation Bible School after the age of seven. One bad experience proved to be all it took to sour me on the idea, and that experience took place during recreation time. I can still picture my teacher […]

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Vacation Bible School: The King is Coming

Our church is known in the Charlotte area for hosting a wonderful Vacation Bible School each summer. Although most of our own church children participate, the majority of the students in attendance come from the surrounding community. Our theme this year is “The King is Coming,” with lessons that begin in Genesis and end in […]

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VBS Memories

Actually, this isn’t a post about my childhood memories of VBS. Summer time is here, the temperatures are rising, and that means Vacation Bible School is right around the bend. I wanted to share my favorite method for teaching children Bible verses, which is an important part of the lesson. I discovered this many years […]

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In the Days of Noah

One of our favorite places to visit is the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. There are so many interesting exhibits that it really requires a couple of days to take it all in, but it’s time well spent.  And your kids will love it! Below is a montage of photos from our last visit. For […]

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