Category: Bible

Six Different Kinds of Disobedience (and the Root Problem)

My wife and I are launching on a new Bible study. We’ve often tried to read through the Bible from beginning to end in a year (sometimes we make it, sometimes we don’t), but this time we’re reading through the Bible looking for insights relevant to parenting. I’m already excited about what we are finding. You notice new things when you’re reading with a different perspective! Israel’s early history as […]

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Training Children for Their Good

When I wrote about Discipline vs Punishment a few weeks ago, I was surprised by the animated discussion that followed. In the comments and in a post update I added, we talked more specifically about what discipline and punishment look like in the home and what constitutes biblical discipline. About the same time, I discovered an article entitled Training Children for Their Good, by Andy Naselli. I found this very […]

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Helping Our Children See God’s Love

“We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) If we want our children to love God, one of the most important things we can do is to help them understand how much He loves them. Try this little project to help you teach your children about God’s love: Ask your children to point out every evidence of God’s love that they notice throughout the day. They may need […]

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A Scavenger Hunt for Palm Sunday

I get to spend today and the next three days with all my family — my husband, our children, and our grandchildren — at the beach! This means we will have 9 children just barely-five-years-old and under all in one place for 76 hours! So — I am making preparations! I’m going armed with Play-doh, tempera paints, cookie dough, and empty plastic Easter eggs to stuff with finger food for an […]

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Bible Drama Contest – Honorable Mention Videos

It was very hard to choose three prizewinners out of the 26 videos you all submitted. We found ourselves wishing there were more prizes to give! Here are the other finalists we selected. We think these videos deserve awards, so we’ll be awarding a $40 Doorposts gift certificate as an honorable mention prize to each of these submissions. The Christmas Story, submitted by Angila S. and written by her daughter, […]

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People’s Choice Video Award

The people’s choice award goes to “Jesus Calms the Storm”, submitted by Jeremy G., with 252 votes! Congratulations on a job well done! Jeremy and co. will receive the People’s Choice prize package, which includes: Complete set of 450 dramatized audio Bible stories on MP3 from The Bible in Living Sound Because You Are Strong and Beauty in the Heart Bible studies from Doorposts The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones The Kingdom Chronicles audio CD by […]

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First Place Bible Drama Video!

First prize in our Bible Drama video contest goes to “Noah’s Ark,” submitted by Timothy M. Congratulations to you and your crew! While it was VERY hard to pick winners for this contest, we just kept coming back to this video. It’s so fun to watch because the action moves right along, everyone is so enthusiastic, and the setting and props are so creative (like the versatile use of the […]

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Second Place Bible Drama Video

Our second place award goes to “Paul and Silas are thrown in prison,” submitted by Jessica B. We love how the whole family works together to create this video. These young children know their lines so well, and deliver them with such enthusiasm! And the Roman soldier’s costume is pretty awesome too. Family productions like this one are just what we were hoping to inspire when we dreamed up this […]

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Third Place Bible Drama Video

Our third place award goes to “A Certain Man,” submitted by Maryann K. There’s so much to like about this video. We love how the drama flows right along with the music and illustrates the words of Scripture so well. Filming outdoors gives extra realism (and so does having a real horse in your cast!). The acting is well done, and we’ve enjoyed watching this one over and over again. […]

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Showing Our Children How to Love God’s Word, PLUS a New 30 Day Study!

How can we inspire our children to love God and His Word? What can we do to raise children who will love God and live their lives in joyful obedience to Him — even after they leave our homes? Of course, our most effective tool is prayer. God is the one who does His work in the hearts of our children. But He will use us in the process, and one of […]

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