Tagged: kids Christmas gifts

Big Things Come in Small Packages — a Christmas devotion for you!

Editor’s note: This devotion appeared in the December issue of CTA’s Grab ‘N Go newsletter. In case you missed it in the busyness of the season, we are reprinting it here for you and publishing it today. All of us at CTA wish you and those you love a very Merry Christmas and a most blessed New…

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Tell the Good News! Share the Great Joy! — a free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Editor’s note: This devotion is the last in a series of four children’s devotions we have been sharing on this site during December—one each Tuesday in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each devotion was written to be used by families and children’s ministers in connection with CTA’s new  Good News, Great Joy Family Activity Kit for…

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Expressions of Praise — a free devotion for Christmas week

Introduction It happens every year. You can ignore it if you want to, but that won’t stop it from happening. It’s your birthday. Every year, one particular date on the calendar marks the day you were born. So how do you acknowledge this anniversary of your birth? Some of you want to be surrounded by…

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Shepherds Hear the Good News — a free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Editor’s note: This devotion is the third in a series of four we have been sharing on this site during December—one each Tuesday in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each devotion was written to be used by families and children’s ministers in connection with CTA’s new Good News, Great Joy Family Activity Kit for 2013. All four…

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Good News, Great Joy — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Introduction  How will you spend Christmas this year? Some of us will spend it in a panic. Where is the time going? When will we ever get everything done? Yes, in a panic. Some of us will spend it in pain or regret. This is the first Christmas after the foreclosure, after the divorce, after…

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Good News! Great Joy! Baby Jesus Is Born! — a free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Editor’s note: This devotion is the second in a series of four we will share on this site during December—one each Tuesday in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each devotion was written to be used by families and children’s ministers in connection with CTA’s new Good News, Great Joy Family Activity Kit for 2013. All four devotions…

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Divine Peace — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Introduction Early in the morning, you can savor the sounds of peace—the quiet rustle of leaves in the wind, the first stirrings of birds in the trees, the rhythmic breathing of children not yet awakened from their dreams. You may even wake up early, long before the rest of the world, just to get a…

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Gabriel Brings Good News to Mary–a free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Editor’s note: This devotion is the first in a series of four we will share on this site during December—one each Tuesday in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each devotion was written to be used by families and children’s ministers in connection with CTA’s new Good News, Great Joy Family Activity Kit for 2013. All four devotions…

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. . . And Wonders of His Love — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Introduction  For many children, Christmastime is a time of wonder. You know: “I wonder what’s in that big box behind the tree . . . I wonder if I’ll get the baby doll I want so much . . . I wonder if it will snow before Christmas Eve.” Do you still have a sense…

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Sharing Christ’s Love at Christmas: A children’s Christmas party focuses on selfless giving and Christian outreach

Children, even the most well-behaved ones, can be notoriously selfish sometimes. It seems like “mine” is one of the first words children learn, and that me-first mentality remains front and center throughout much of childhood. Sharing, generosity, and love aren’t hard-wired into these little ones – we have to teach them these Christian values. The…

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