Posts By Ruth Geisler

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Thanking God for Your Servant Hearta free devotion for Pastor Appreciation Month

Editor’s note: Are you planning to celebrate October as Pastor Appreciation Month? If so, consider incorporating this devotion into your plans. Be sure to visit www.ctainc.com to find value-priced gifts that acknowledge the work of your pastor and the entire church staff. May God continue to bless those who lead your ministry with a servant heart! Introduction…

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The End of Starting Overa free Easter devotion for kids

Before you begin, write the words “The End” on one sheet of paper and the words “Start Over” on a second sheet. To begin, hold up your “The End” card and ask the children to read it. Think how often we say and think words like “the end” each day. We scoop the last spoonful…

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S.H.I.N.E.A free devotion for children’s ministry

Editor’s note: As the children of your church prepare to go back to school, this devotion will help them take along the most important thing. It won’t fit in a book bag, though. Instead, it fits perfectly in their hearts—eagerness and the ability to share the love of the Savior! If you want to make…

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New Life in Jesus — a free kids’ devotion for Easter week

Getting Started Display the poem you will use in the devotion on a chart or bulletin board—“Caterpillar” by Christina G. Rossetti.  (See below.) Fold a brightly colored piece of construction paper in half lengthwise. Trace your right footprint on the paper, being sure the top and bottom of your arch touch the fold; this is…

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Countdown to Christmas–Joy (a free children’s devotion for Advent/Christmas)

This children’s devotion is the third of three this month. We have published a new one each Tuesday during the weeks before Christmas. They are designed to accompany CTA’s Countdown to Christmas items. Kids will love putting the stickers on the Christmas tree. Each set comes with four free classroom devotions and four free devotions to send…

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Countdown to Christmas–Peace (a free children’s devotion for Advent/Christmas)

This children’s devotion is the second of three this month. We will publish a new one each Tuesday during the weeks before Christmas. They are designed to accompany CTA’s Countdown to Christmas items. Kids will love putting the stickers on the Christmas trees they assemble. Each set comes with four free classroom devotions and four free devotions…

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Countdown To Christmas–Hope (a free children’s devotion for Advent/Christmas)

This children’s devotion is the first of three this month. We will publish a new one each Tuesday during the weeks before Christmas. They are designed to accompany CTA’s Countdown to Christmas items. Kids will love putting the stickers on the Christmas tree. Each set comes with four free classroom devotions and four free devotions to…

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The Loser Wins–a free children’s devotion for Easter

Getting Started Have a Gospel Easter Egg for each child. (Find www.ctainc.com on the Internet and key “Gospel Easter Egg” into the search bar.) Empty one of the eggs, but be ready to give the contents to the child who initially receives the empty egg. Introduction What did you find in your Easter baskets today?…

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Jesus Plans His Own Parade

Getting Started Gather some items (or pictures of things) one might see in a parade—musical instruments, baton, balloons, flags. Introduction Show the parade items. Where would we see all these things in one place at one time? (Accept the children’s suggestions. If no one mentions a parade, suggest this possibility yourself.) How many of you…

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Predictions and Promises–a free children’s devotion for Lent

Getting Started Bring a newspaper so you can show the local weather forecast to the children. Introduction Last week I decided to take a nice long walk and enjoy nature. The night before my walk, I packed my backpack with snacks, a water bottle, a first aid kit, and an extra jacket. Show the weather…

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