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9 Ways to Practice Prayer in the Classroom

God has given us an amazing privilege—he invites us to speak to him at any time about anything! He assures us that, because of Jesus, he will listen to us and he understands our needs. (See Hebrews 4:14-16.) As teachers, we get to share the incredible blessing of prayer with our students. If the prayer…

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Sing and Shout! Jesus Lives!a free devotion for kids

Before you begin this devotion, prepare a poster with “Jesus lives!” printed in large letters. Each time “Jesus lives!” appears in the book Sing and Shout! Jesus Lives!, have an assistant display the poster to your listeners who will jump up and shout, “Jesus lives!” Today I want to tell you about a time when…

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Walk in Lovea free kids’ devotion for Valentine’s Day

Today, I need a helper. (Select a volunteer.) Thank you. I’m going to whisper a phrase in your ear, and I’d like you to act it out. Then, I want all of you to guess the word. (Whisper, “Walk like you’re angry.” Allow the helper to do so.) Who can guess the word? (Let individuals…

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3 New Ways to Send Home the Easter Message

One of the many incredible traits of God is that he is changeless. No matter our life’s circumstances, no matter our world’s troubles, he is always the same—all-powerful, overflowing with wisdom, and always ready to forgive us in Jesus’ name. Hebrews 1:12 (ESV) says this: “You [God] are the same, and your years will have…

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The Very Best ValentineA Christian Valentine’s Day lesson plan

Editor’s note: If you’re looking for a Christian lesson plan to use on Valentine’s Day, today’s post is for you! For more FREE resources to use in celebrating Valentine’s Day, look to CTA’s Resource & Idea Center.  Ask the students: Why is Valentine’s Day so much fun? Why do you like it? Do you think…

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God’s Love Amazes MeA free Valentine’s Day devotion for kids

Editor’s note: While most Valentine’s Day celebrations recognize the sin-flawed love that we share here on Earth, today’s devotion draws children closer to the ever-perfect love that God showed us through Jesus. This Ministry Message accompanies CTA’s God’s Love Amazes Me lineup of Christian Valentine’s Day gifts for kids. Look for goodie bags, crafts, and Valentine’s…

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3 Simple Ideas for a Christian Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, but the kids in your children’s ministry program won’t mind celebrating on Sunday morning or during mid-week classes. It’s a great opportunity to remind the children of God’s love for us through our Savior, Jesus! Here are three easy ways to celebrate Jesus on Valentine’s Day: Jesus’…

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A Love That Never DiesActivity kit for the Classroom

New for 2017, CTA has created the A Love That Never Dies family activity kit to celebrate the Lenten season. The kit includes 48 prayer sticks with questions and activities for parents and kids to think about together. But even though it’s called a “family activity kit,” there are a few impactful ways to use it…

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The Palm Branch ParadeA free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from a family devotion that accompanies the A Love That Never Dies family activity kit. CTA has written six FREE, reproducible Easter devotions just like this one. You can send them home for families to use in their personal devotions, use them in your Sunday school, or make them part of your Easter outreach…

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7 Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues in Sunday School

We all kept up a frantic pace in December, but now that January has come, you might feel the weeks starting to drag. The kids feel it, too—they’re leaving vacation behind and settling into another six months of school. Don’t let the winter blues hit your Sunday school! Keep reading for seven ways to energize…

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