Family Fridays: Jesus is the Comforter

On a cold winter night lay a comforter from your bed down on the floor.  Roll your child up in it.  They  usually love this.  Ask the children if they feel warm and snug.  You might also ask does it feel good to be warm and snug.  While they are immobilized by being wrapped in the blanket, tell them to stay there, get your Bible, and read about Jesus being the one who comforts us in our afflictions (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

From John Bennett, Preschool and Children’s Ministries Director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, “Some Fun Family Devotional Ideas,” KBC Growing Ministries Tour.  To submit a Family Friday idea, write to kids@sojournchurch.com

Last Sunday: By Faith

This week in SojournKids, our passage was Hebrews 11.  We learned that:

  • Faith is believing what we cannot see.
  • Without faith, it is impossible to please God.

If you didn’t get a chance to grab the SojournKids “at home” sheet, you can download it here.

Thursday Book Club: 10 Environments

Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families by Dr. Michelle Anthony, (David C. Cook, 2010), 219 pages.

Last Tuesday, I posted a brief overview of Michelle Anthony’s new book, Spiritual Parenting. Anthony encourages parents with the following words, “The joy of parenting can be spent on cultivating environments for our children’s faith to grow, teaching them to cultivate a love relationship with Jesus as we cultivate our own, living our lives authentically in front of them so that they become eyewitnesses to our own transformation” (25).  What a great perspective on parents’ nurturing and teaching role!  Here is a brief review of her ten environments: Continue Reading…

The Big God Story

Last Tuesday, I posted a brief overview of Michelle Anthony’s new book, Spiritual Parenting. Here is a preview of a good companion volume for kids called, The Big God Story:

I received a complimentary copy of the book, The Big God Story, from David C. Cook for review purposes.

Last Sunday: God’s Word is Living

This week in SojournKids, our passage was Hebrews 4:12-13.  We learned that:

  • God’s Word changes our lives.
  • The Bible shows us our hidden sins.
  • The Bible shows us our perfect Savior Jesus.

If you didn’t get a chance to grab the SojournKids “at home” sheet, you can download it here.