Category: Object lessons

Thirty Days in James 1, Day 20: Negatives

How did your drawings go? You did try, right? If you didn’t, you really should. (Remember, we’re talking about enduring trials in James 1. This is a little trial for those of you who insist that you can’t draw. 🙂 ) Pictures help us remember. Taking the time to draw something to represent an idea helps us process the teaching more thoroughly. We left off in verse 12, with James […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 16: The Rich and the Poor

(Note: I have revised this lesson. If you are receiving your lessons via email, the one you received on November 16 should be discarded and replaced by this one. It is longer and more detailed, but should also make more sense. If you find this lesson confusing, it’s my fault, not yours. Do the best you can and don’t worry.) James doesn’t waste any time getting to the subject of […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 17: Love

James opens his letter, helping us see that God wants to bless us with growth and maturity when we encounter trials. “The trying of your faith works patience.” Now, as we reach verse 12, we see once again that God wants to bless us through our trials, this time with future rewards. “…when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 15: In Faith

It’s comforting to know that we can ask God for wisdom when we’re struggling in the middle of trials. He’s not going to scold us or express disappointment. He wants us to come. He wants us to ask. He wants us to recognize our need for Him, and He wants to give us the wisdom we need to mature. I was reminded in a recent sermon that authentic faith isn’t just believing in God. It’s believing God, believing what He […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 10: Endurance

Trials test our faith. Our response to them shows whether we actually believe and trust God, or if we only say that we do. They help us see what we really believe. But God is not like one of those teachers who makes a test as difficult as possible to see how many people will fail it. He’s not giving us a test to see if we pass or fail. […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 9: Word Studies

Are you ready? Today we’re going to study some words, with the help of Blue Letter Bible. This post is going to look long because I’m explaining every step for those of you who are new to BLB. But the actual studying we will be doing is short. Be patient with yourself. If BLB is new to you, it will take a bit of time to make friends with it. Then I […]

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Anticipating Good Friday

As we remember our Savior’s sufferings, death. and resurrection over the next few days, I would like to share again this collection of ideas for Good Friday, the day we remember Christ’s death on the cross. Here is another opportunity to remind your children of the gospel, and a chance to build anticipation as we approach Resurrection Day! Spend part of the day reading aloud the account of Jesus’s betrayal, […]

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He Died for My Sin

To help your children understand that Jesus died for their sins, try this simple activity: Nail two scraps of wood together to form a cross about two feet tall. Hang this cross on a wall or lay it flat on a counter or table. In a basket nearby, place pieces of paper, a pen or pencil, a bag of small nails, and a hammer. When the need for discipline arises during […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 19: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

How can it be Sunday again already!? Here’s your chance to do a bit of catch-up! Optional assignment: You’ve been learning new skills over the past month (if this is your first Busy Mamas Bible study). Look at verse 3 today and decide how you want to study it. Will you use the interlinear to study words? Will you look at cross-references? Will you get adventuresome and try out something […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 15: A Refuge

Now that we’ve tiptoed into the world of Blue Letter Bible, we’re going to start using a few more of its tools today. The imagery used in Psalm 91 gives us plenty to meditate on as we study. Assignment: Pray for God’s guidance and wisdom as you study today. Then open Blue Letter Bible and go to Psalm 91. Scroll down to verse 2 and open the interlinear tool. (Do you remember […]

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