In Old Testament times, God required animal sacrifices to provide temporary forgiveness of sins. This also foreshadowed the perfect and complete sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Leviticus 4:35, 5:10). The sacrifice of animals is an important theme found throughout Scripture because “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22). When Adam and Eve sinned, God Himself clothed them with skins of sacrificed animals (Genesis 3:21, Gen. 15:10). God commanded the nation of Israel to perform sacrifices, too. When done in faith, this sacrifice provided temporary relief to man’s guilt and demonstrated God’s justice. These sacrifices had to be repeated once each year at the tabernacle in the wilderness and, later on, at the Temple in Jerusalem. Read the rest of this entry »
This is part 10 in a 12 part Series on D.I.S.C.I.P.L.E.S.H.I.P. – Twelve Tips to help you become a more effective discipler of children.
“Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery.”
One of the things my father often said to me was, “Son, I want you to watch my life. When you see my acting like Christ – so as I do. When you see my not acting like Christ, please don’t follow in my footsteps, but learn from my mistakes.” He never pretended to be a perfect father – he was real. He was my primary discipler, as every father ought to be. (Duet. 6) I had other disciplers who did the same thing. They coached me through how Jesus would want me to respond in different situations, and they opened their lives to me sharing with me their own struggles and obstacles and the choices they were facing, and how they were going to address them, from Scripture, through prayer – even asking me at times what I thought God would have them do! Asking me, the disciplee! Read the rest of this entry »
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The following article by Tony Kummer is timely and practical.
In most churches, finding volunteers for children’s ministry is a constant struggle. Most children’s ministers spend hours recruiting for Sunday school, church nursery, vacation Bible school, and other ministry programs.
This shouldn’t be the case. If people really understood the spiritual blessings of Read the rest of this entry »