Posts Tagged "Salvation"

What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry – Wonder by Randy Isola

imageWelcome back to my continuing series of posts related to the book What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry in which I am reviewing various of the chapters from the book.  Randy Isola chose the word “Wonder” as his description of what matters now.

He begins by reminding us of the sense of wonder that the disciples has about Jesus,

I believe one of the most compelling questions in Scripture is the disciples’ asking about Jesus, “What kind of man is this?” After a glimpse of his power, the disciples were driven to discover the answer. Our churches should instill that wonder in children and propel them to a lifelong adventure of finding out the truth behind that question.

I think it is easy to lose that wonder that most of us felt at the moment of our salvation.  In most relationships, you have to work to keep the relationship fresh.  In our relationship with Jesus Christ, we must never lose sight of the awe we felt the first time we really grasped the fact that Jesus Christ died for our sins.  That is the wonder that we should be working to instill in kids – a wonder that will persist and grow as their relationship with Christ grows.

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Free Credit Report Dot Com

In this video, Tim Hawkins put a Christian spin on those commercials:


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Follow Me

This great song from Hillsong Kids speaks to kids about the importance and benefits of putting Jesus first in their lives. The songs itself is catchy and is sure to be a hit with kids.


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The Children's Ministry Blog Patrol (September 2009)

Childrens Ministry Blog Patrol

The NEW AND IMPROVED Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol seems to have been a success. I hope that you will find this month’s equally as useful. There are a lot of people out there dedicated to Children and Children’s Ministry publishing great and useful stuff on the internet. This is my attempt to try to compile some of the best of that information into one place for your perusal.


I’ve added a new feature this month to accentuate those articles which I feel are “must reads.” Well, frankly, I think they’re all must-reads, but for the best-of-the best, I’ve added this graphic to the right of the title. If you’re running low on time, make sure that you check out these articles at a minimum!

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What Mean Ye' By This Service? (Synopsis of Come Ye’ Children – Chapter 9)


In this chapter, Spurgeon looks at what kids should be taught about Jesus and the doctrines of the Christian faith.  Far from shying away from teaching kids doctrine, Spurgeon demands they be taught and explains why they are foundational for faith in Christ beginning with what he see as the most important concept – redemption!


More than just a doctrine which should be learned, Spurgeon views redemption of the lens through which we should view all of life.  Spurgeon explains:

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