Tagged: Easter

Scripture’s Spring TrainingDevotional Thoughts

I’m a big fan of baseball (especially the world champion St. Louis Cardinals)! Spring Training is underway and a new season will soon be upon us. Using baseball terms, I’ve adapted some devotional thoughts as we journey to the cross and tomb this spring, reminded that a new season of life comes with Jesus’ death…

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Jelly Bean Prayer Activities for Easter

As we move through the season of Lent, I am continuing to teach my kindergarten class about the love that Jesus has for us. Children need to hear again and again that Jesus’ love was so great that he died on the cross for us. I refer to Jesus as our teacher, and tell the…

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Days of Reflection

Christians from many different traditions use the weeks and days leading up to Easter as a time to prepare our hearts to celebrate Easter with joy. As we journey through Lent, I like to spend quiet time reflecting. This year, I find my thoughts focused on what I do and do not have. Most people…

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Fat Tuesday–a free devotion for you

C. S. Lewis may have been the first to tell about the little boy who was asked what God is like. The boy responds in words like these: “God’s the sort of fellow who goes around looking for someone who’s having fun—and tries to stop ’em.” This picture of God, mistaken though it is, nonetheless…

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Making Easter Memorable

It’s a truism in marketing. Customers must see an ad 5–7 times before it has any potential for changing their behavior. That’s why Nike puts its “swoosh” everywhere, positioning it prominently in televised sports and other athletic venues.  It’s also why more and more churches have begun to look for ways to “theme” major celebrations—like…

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Contacting Easter Visitors–Now & in the Future

Happy Easter Season!   At our church we had more visitors than usual for Easter worship. We especially noticed a lot of families with young children. What happened at your church? Did you have more visitors than usual, as well? Did you hear any thought-provoking comments from your visitors? As you look back on your…

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