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?