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Sanctity of Human Life Sundaycelebrate life on January 21

Christians celebrated the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day on January 13, 1984. Now, 34 years later, the world remains entrenched in abortion, euthanasia, and a host of other actions that seek to destroy what God has so lovingly created. Below is a list of resources you may find helpful as you celebrate “Life…

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3 Easy Object Lessons for Sunday School

Use these three easy object lessons to enhance your Sunday school teachings in 2018! Jesus Conquers Sin Bible verses Colossians 2:13–15; John 1:29; 1 John 3:5 What you need A clear pie plate A penny A half-filled glass of water Red food coloring A free standing candle Matches A drinking glass large enough to cover…

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Flash Back, Flash Forwarda free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: The Easter season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14. Consider enriching your ministry’s Easter preparations with resources from CTA—devotion books, family activities, send-home gifts, and much more. This week’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE sermon outlines that accompany This Is Love: Acts of the Savior, one of CTA’s themes for the Easter season….

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Humilitya free kids’ devotion for Lent

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from a family devotion packet that accompanies the This Is Love: Acts of the Savior Family Activity Magnet. 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…

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The First Firinga free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from Shaped to Serve, a devotion book for Christian teachers, volunteers, youth workers, and anybody else who serves the Lord through his or her earthly vocation. As you start thinking about winter retreats, consider using the FREE retreat outline in the same theme. It’s jam-packed with activities and…

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Karen’s Favorite Scripture Verses for Volunteers

Editor’s note: Today, CTA’s volunteer expert Karen Kogler shares her favorite Bible passages regarding Christian service. Use these passages to recruit and motivate volunteers in 2018. And, don’t forget to add your favorite verses in the comments section! What Scripture verses does your church use when encouraging or discussing church volunteerism? From the richness of…

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New for Lent 2018!This is Love: Acts of the Savior

When you want to read about the death and resurrection of Jesus, you usually turn your Bible to one of the Gospels. But, have you ever realized just how much the book of Acts points to the Passion? Take a look at one of CTA’s Easter themes for 2018—This is Love: Acts of the Savior….

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A Prayer for Christmas Day

Read Luke 2:1–17. Our Savior, Jesus, today is your day. We cannot sing enough carols, hymns, and songs of praise! The angels spoke words of awestruck praise, amazed at your love and the ways you were demonstrating that love. A Savior, born on earth, God become man, lying in a manger in Bethlehem! Who could…

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A Kids’ Christmas Lesson for 5th Sunday

Editor’s note: This lesson is slightly adapted from the FREE children’s event outline that accompanies one of CTA’s Christmas themes, God’s Promise Came True. Use this lesson for the 5th Sunday of December and be sure to check out CTA’s other FREE event outlines! When the children are seated, ask volunteers: What’s a promise? (When…

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