Saturday, August 19, 2017

Super Hero Kids Giveaway with David C Cook!

DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE COMIC BOOKS? HOW ABOUT SUPER HEROES?

Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello make your child's dream come true!

 
< br /> Parents!

David C Cook is proud to introduce the newest book in the Action Bible collection: The Action Storybook Bible (coming October 2017). Pre-order The Action Storybook Bible from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or ChristianBook.com to reserve your copy today. Plus click the graphic below to enter to have a chance to win an illustration of your child as a super hero by Action Bible artist Sergio Cariello (who has also illustrated comics for DC and Marvel!).

 

The giveaway is open until September 11, 2017, 5:00pm MST.  Your entry must be received by then to be eligible. Five winners will be chosen at random from eligible entrants.

{THE ACTION STORYBOOK BIBLE}

Families see the Bible in motion and put their faith into action! The Action Storybook Bible invites families with young children to explore God’s redemptive story together. An entry point into the world of The Action Bible, it tells of the amazing creation story, powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel, God’s miraculous gift of eternal life through Jesus, and more! God’s promise for the world is displayed throughout every page. Discover your family’s place in God’s incredible story and together put your faith into action! Interactive features include:
  • Fifteen key episodes from God’s Word—each one loaded with several stories along with over 350 brand-new illustrations throughout.
  • Short and easy readings—for children ages eight and under with rich, colorful images.
  • Life, Faith, Action! features—conclude every episode and invite families to talk about how God moves in the stories, how to see God in life today, how to put faith into action, and how to easily talk to God with a suggested prayer.
  • Hall of Fame visual index—the place to look up favorite Bible characters by discovering their icon connections and finding them in the stories.
Learn more and purchase a copy here.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Super Hero Kids Giveaway with David C Cook!

DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE COMIC BOOKS? HOW ABOUT SUPER HEROES?

Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello make your child's dream come true!


Parents!

David C Cook is proud to introduce the newest book in the Action Bible collection: The Action Storybook Bible (coming October 2017). Pre-order The Action Storybook Bible from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or ChristianBook.com to reserve your copy today. Plus click the graphic below to enter to have a chance to win an illustration of your child as a super hero by Action Bible artist Sergio Cariello (who has also illustrated comics for DC and Marvel!).


The giveaway is open until September 11, 2017, 5:00pm MST. Your entry must be received by then to be eligible. Five winners will be chosen at random from eligible entrants.

{THE ACTION STORYBOOK BIBLE}

Families see the Bible in motion and put their faith into action! The Action Storybook Bible invites families with young children to explore God's redemptive story together. An entry point into the world of The Action Bible, it tells of the amazing creation story, powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel, God's miraculous gift of eternal life through Jesus, and more! God's promise for the world is displayed throughout every page. Discover your family's place in God's incredible story and together put your faith into action! Interactive features include:
  • Fifteen key episodes from God's Word-each one loaded with several stories along with over 350 brand-new illustrations throughout.
  • Short and easy readings-for children ages eight and under with rich, colorful images.
  • Life, Faith, Action! features-conclude every episode and invite families to talk about how God moves in the stories, how to see God in life today, how to put faith into action, and how to easily talk to God with a suggested prayer.
  • Hall of Fame visual index-the place to look up favorite Bible characters by discovering their icon connections and finding them in the stories.
Learn more and purchase a copy here.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Homiletics: 1 Thessalonians 4


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.we instructd u how2live2pls G,as in fact ur living(1a)

2.now we ask/urge u in LJ 2do this more&more(1b)

3.4u know what instructions we gave u by authority of LJ(2)

4.it is G’s will u b sanctified: that u avoid sexual immorality(3)

5.that ea of u should learn2ctrl ur body in a way that is holy and honorable(4)

6.not in passionate lust like pagans, who know G(5)

7.in this matter no1 should wrong/take advantage of bro or sis(6a)

8.The L will punish all who commit such sins as we told u&warned u b4(6b)

9.4 G did call us 2b impure, but 2 live holy life(7)

10.T4, any1 who rejects this instruction reject human being but G, who gives u HS(8)

 

11.now about ur lv4 1anothr we need2write u, u been taught by G 2lv ea other(9)

12.in fact, u do lv all G’s fam thru Macedonia; yet we urge u 2do so more&more(10)

13.&2make it ur ambition 2lead quiet life: mind ur own bus & wk w/ur hands as we told u(11)

14.so ur daily life may win respect of outsiders&so u dependent on anybody(12)

15.we want u be uninformed re:those who sleep in death,so u grieve lk rest o mankind who hv hope(13)

16.4we bel J died&rose again&so we bel G will bring w/J those who fallen asleep in Him(14)

17.Accordg2L’s Wd,we tell u we who still alive,left till cming o L, precede those who fallen asleep(15)

18.4L Himself will cm dn frm Hvn w/loud cmd, voice o archangel&trumpet call&dead in C rise 1st(16)

19.after,we who still alive caught up together w/them in clouds to meet L in the air so we b w/L 4evr(17)

20.T4 encourage 1anothr w/these wds(18)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Living to please God (1-8)

Principle: Becoming more like Christ glorifies God.

2.Loving one another (9-18)

Principle: Becoming more like Christ enables us to love others.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Paul instructs Thessalonians about pleasing God through living and loving.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK A believer’s transformation into Christ-likeness pleases God and brings Him glory.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about life change):

1.In what areas has Christ been working on your sanctification and how are you encouraged by His training you so personally?

2.How has your love for others changed since Jesus came into your life and what changes are you looking forward to in this area in the future?

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Homiletics: 1 Thessalonians 3


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.When we could stand no longer,we thought it best2b left by ourselves in Athens(1)

2.We sent Timothy, our bro/co-wrkr in Gs svc spreading Gospel2strengthen/encourage ur faith(2)

3.so no1 unsettled about trials;4u know we destined4them(3)

4.when we were w/u, we kept telling u we’d b persecuted(4a)

5.and it turned out that way as u know(4b)

 

6.4 this reason, when I could stand no longer, I sent2find out re:ur faith(5a)

7.I was afraid tempter tempted u&our labors might’ve been in vain(5b)

8.Tim just come2us from u, brought good news re:ur faith&love(6a)

9.he told us u have pleasant memories of us&u long2see us as we long2see u(6b)

10.T4, bros&sis,in our distress&persecution we encouraged bec of ur faith(7)

11.now we really live,since u standing firm in L(8)

 

12.How can we thx G enough4u for all the joy we hv in presence of G bec of u(9)

13.Nite&day we pray most earnestly we may see u again&supply what lacking in ur faith(10)

14.now may G&Fr&LJ clr way4us2cm2u(11)

15.may L make ur love increase&overflow4ea other&evry1 else as ours does4u(12)

16.may he strengthen ur hearts so u b blameless&holy in presence of G when LJ comes w/holy ones(13)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Destined for trials (1-4)

Principle: God’s people are privileged to share in Christ’s suffering

2.Stand firm in faith (5-8)

Principle: God’s people are blessed with faith to believe, encourage and persevere

3.Give thanks, pray, love (9-13)

Principle: God’s people are called to be thankful, loving prayer warriors

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Thessalonians’ faith encouraged persecuted Paul, who gave thanks and loved.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK Faith is a precious gift from God that sustains us and enables us to be thankful and obedient as we suffer.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about life change):

1.How have you been privileged to suffer in the name of Christ and how have you used that suffering to help others through their own trials?

2.What help have you received from Christ to persevere through a challenge to your faith?

3.If you had the opportunity to spend some time with Christ learning from Him about “being thankful”, “loving others” or “prayer”, which topic would you choose and when will you meet with Him this week to do this?

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Homiletics 1 Thessalonians 2


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.U know, bros&sis, our visit2u w/o results (1)

2.we previously sufferd,treatd outrageously in Philippi,w/sos of G we tell u Gosp in face of strong opp(2)

3.appeal we make spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying trick u(3)

4.au contraire we spk as those apprvd by G2b entrustd w/Gosp;we trying2pls ppl but G who test <3s font="">

5.u know we nvr used flattry nor put mask2cover greed – G=our witness(5)

6.we were looking 4praise from ppl,tho as apostles of C we could’ve asserted authority(6)

 

7.instead we like young children among u;just as nursing mother cares4her children(7)

8.so we cared4u;bec we lvd u so much we delightd2share w/u not only Gosp of G but our lives(8)

9.surely u remembr bros&sis,our toil&hardship;we workd nite&day 2b burden while preachd Gosp2u(9)

10.u witnesses,so is G,how holy,righteous,blameless we were among u(10)

11.u know we dealt w/ea of u how fr deals w/own children(11)

12.encouraging,comforting,urging u live worthy of G, who calls u into kingdom of glry(12)

13.&we thk G continually bec when u rec’d wd,u acceptd as wd of G which @wk in u who believe(13)

14.4u became imitators of Gs churchs in Judea in JC u suffrd from ur ppl same as churches from Jews(14)

15.who killd L&prophets&drove us out;they displease G, r hostile2evry1(15)

16.in effrt2kp us frm spking2Gents so they saved,in this they heap sins2limit;wrath G on them@last(16)

 

17.when we orphaned by being separated frm u, out of intense longing,made evry effrt2c u(17)

18.we wanted 2cm2u but Satan blocked way(18)

19.what is our hope,joy,crown in which we’ll glry in presence of LJ when He comes?Is u? (19)

20.indeed u our glry&joy(20)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Tell the Gospel and please God (1-6)

Principle: Praise from God is infinitely more valuable than praise from people.

2.Caring for brothers and sisters (7-16)

Principle: God’s people don’t behave like worldly people.

3.Separation, longing and hope (17-20)

Principle: The treasure we store up in heaven is PEOPLE.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Paul shared life and Gospel with suffering Thessalonians: his hope.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK The people with whom we share our lives and the Gospel are the treasure we store up in heaven.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about life change):

1.With whom will you share the Gospel this week and how will you plan to share it?

2.What changes will you make today to better care for God’s people?

3.Where have you planted spiritual seeds that you long to check on and encourage growth?  How will you do that today?