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Places along the Patha free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotional thoughts are slightly adapted from the sermon series that accompanies CTA’s new theme for Easter preparation, Journey to the Cross. The series includes six sermons and six sets of corresponding discussion questions. You can download these FREE sermon outlines, along with several other free resources, in our Resource and Idea Center….

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Save Time with Free, Downloadable Easter Messages!

The manger. The Magi. The crown of thorns. The cross. The glorious resurrection. Jesus’ journey on this earth was nothing short of amazing. As you guide your worshipers and ministry members through the Easter season, we encourage you to take advantage of our new theme, Journey to the Cross. The materials are based on Romans…

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The Power of Christ’s ForgivenessObject lessons for Sunday school

Liturgical churches will celebrate Ash Wednesday on February 10 this year. These churches recognize the six weeks before Easter as the Lenten season—a time for personal reflection and repentance. Even if your church doesn’t formally recognize Lent, as a Sunday school teacher you can still help your children see their sins and focus on the…

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People All Along the Waya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotional thoughts are slightly adapted from the sermon series that accompanies CTA’s new theme for Easter preparation, Journey to the Cross. The series includes six sermons and six sets of corresponding discussion questions. You can download these FREE sermon outlines, along with several other free resources, in our Resource and Idea Center….

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The Journey Beginsa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotional thoughts are slightly adapted from the sermon series that accompanies CTA’s new theme for Easter preparation, Journey to the Cross. The series includes six sermons and six sets of corresponding discussion questions. You can download these FREE sermon outlines, along with several other free resources, in our Resource and Idea Center….

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Planning for the Journeya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotional thoughts are slightly adapted from the sermon series that accompanies CTA’s new theme for Easter preparation, Journey to the Cross. The series includes six sermons and six sets of corresponding discussion questions. You can download these FREE sermon outlines, along with several other free resources, in our Resource and Idea Center….

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Easter Basket Outreach

Many donation drives and outreach efforts focus on the less fortunate members of our communities at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but what about Easter? If you’re looking to spread some joy this Easter season, hold an Easter basket drive! You can invite volunteers to make baskets at home or schedule a time for them to join…

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Timely Tips for Easter Preparation

With just seven short weeks left before Easter Sunday, do you know how your  church will celebrate? If you have some extra space on your calendar, consider these ideas: Many Christians think about “giving up” something in preparation for Christ’s resurrection, but why not invite those you lead to “take on” something this year instead—just…

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Love, Forgiveness, and Changea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Can you believe that the Easter season is almost here?! Ash Wednesday arrives on February 18 and Easter Sunday falls on April 5. To help everyone prepare, we are sharing the third in a series of devotions focused on exploring God’s love more deeply. They are slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotional prayer…

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Preparing Kids for Easter

Wise parents and teachers, too, help kids get ready for all kinds of events, large and small throughout the year. Parents rehearse for weeks with the three-year-old flower girl or ring bearer in an older cousin’s wedding party. We buy pencils, backpacks, and new clothes before the first day of school. We discuss paint colors…

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