Friday, October 21, 2011

25 Stories

Here are 25 stories you can teach your children.  Read the story through many times.  Practice retelling the story in your own words.  Share it with your children.  If you are real creative, you can even act it out with your children.
  1. Creation – Genesis 1-2
  2. Noah’s Ark – Genesis 6-9
  3. Abraham and Isaac – Genesis 22
  4. Moses and the Escape from Egypt – Exodus 3-13
  5. The Walls of Jericho – Joshua 5:13-6:27
  6. David and Goliath – 1 Samuel 17
  7. Elijah and the Prophets of Baal – 1 Kings 18:16-46
  8. Namaan and the Servant Girl – 2 Kings 5
  9. The Fiery Furnace – Daniel 3
  10. Daniel and the Lion’s Den – Daniel 6
  11. The Birth of Jesus – Luke 1-2
  12. The Baptism of Jesus – Matthew 3:13-17
  13. The Temptation of Jesus – Matthew 4:1-11
  14. A Dead Girl and Sick Woman – Luke 8:40-56
  15. Feeding of the 5000 – Matthew 14:13-21
  16. Walking on Water – Matthew 14:22-36
  17. Healing a Demon-Possessed Man – Luke 8:26-39
  18. Through the Roof – Luke 5:17-26
  19. Lazarus Raised From the Dead – John 11:1-44
  20. Jesus Washes Feet – John 13:1-17
  21. Death, Burial, and Resurrection – John 18-20
  22. Breakfast with Jesus – John 21
  23. Peter Heals a Cripple – Acts 3:1-10
  24. Jail Break – Acts 12:1-19
  25. Shipwreck – Acts 27-28:10
Don’t stop here! There are many more great stories in God’s Word. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

9 Reasons I Think Baptism Is Important

Why I think baptism is important:
  1. Jesus was baptized.  He set an example for us.  Matthew 3:13-17
  2. Jesus commands it.  He tells us to go, make disciples, and baptize. Matthew 28:18-20
  3. The gift of the Holy Spirit comes at baptism.  Acts 2:38
  4. Baptism comes as a natural response to studying the Scriptures. Read the story of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-40
  5. Baptism is a beautiful picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Lesus Christ.  Romans 6
  6. You are clothed with Christ at baptism.  Galatians 3:26-27
  7. 1 Peter 3:18-21 – “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, through whom  also he went and preached to the spirits in prison  who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also — not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God.”
  8. Sins are washed away at baptism. Acts 2:38 & 22:16
  9. It changes lives.   I have seen it happen hundreds of times.