Archive - June, 2014

A Wonderful Free Gift for Father’s Day

Blessing Booklet

I have shared before about the significant impact Pastor David Michael’s resource A Father’s Guide to Blessing His Children has had in the life of my own family (“The Fruits of Blessing Your Children,” “A Father’s Blessing“). This is why Children Desiring God is thrilled to be able to provide you with this valuable resource FREE of charge just in time for Father’s Day. (more…)

Fathers, are you blessing your children?

Blessing Booklet

The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26, ESV)

Fathers, do you and other men in your church regularly speak blessings over your children? Do you wish that you did, but perhaps need some help getting started? (more…)

Helping Students Evaluate Their Spiritual Appetite


Final tests and exams are almost over and another school year is drawing to a close. What are your students and children longing to do over the summer months–camping? hanging out with friends? trying out a new fishing rod? sleeping in? All of those ideas can be wonderful opportunities for taking a break from the regular routines of school and activities. But for older children and students, the beginning of summer break could be an important opportunity to “test” and examine their spiritual appetite. (more…)

Spiritual Interest and True Saving Faith


As teachers and parents, it is important that we continually proclaim and live out the Gospel for our children with the hope that, by God’s sovereign grace, they will embrace true saving faith. But it is often difficult to discern where our children and students are at spiritually–especially young children. Here are some helpful thoughts from Sally Michael, as published in the booklet titled Helping Children to Understand the Gospel:

Accept No Shortcuts


When teaching children the Bible, it’s often tempting to look for time-saving, convenient shortcuts for preparation and presentation. Some materials even boast of how “quick and easy” their Bible material is for the teacher or parent…”only 20 minutes needed to prepare a lesson.” But consider these words from Lou Priolo: (more…)

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