8 Days of Giving: Day 4 – Water Filter

In this story, Jesus stopped at Jacob's Well in the town of Samaria called Sychar and asked a Samaritan woman for a drink. This woman was an outcast in her own community and someone a Jew wouldn't normally talk to. Something special happened on this meeting though, she became the first person in the Gospel of John to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. Read More

8 Days of Giving: Day 3 – Vegetable Seeds

Elimelech and Naomi were Israelites who went to live in Moab during a famine. Moab was a land inhabited by people who worshipped many gods, not the one true God. While there, their two sons married Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth. When Naomi's husband and two sons died, she pleaded with her daughters-in-law to go their own way and Orpah did. Ruth, however, wouldn't leave her mother-in-law. She vowed to remain with her and to worship the one true God. She returned to Judah with Naomi. Read More

Everyone bow your heads

Today’s lesson: Praying for the most vulnerable Verse of the day: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it,… Read More

But God…?

Today’s lesson: But God …? Materials needed for today’s lesson: Plant seeds (any flower or vegetable plant) or bulbs Pots Potting soil Verse of the… Read More

Bugs, worms and other yucky things

Today’s lesson: Bugs, worms and other yucky things Verse of the day: Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak… Read More

Clean water is life

Today’s lesson: Clean water is life Verse of the day: Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his heart will flow rivers… Read More

What causes poverty?

Today’s lesson: What causes poverty? Verse of the day: The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends (Proverbs 14:20, ESV). Read More

A heart for giving

Today’s lesson: How to nurture a heart for giving Materials needed for today’s lesson: Skittles “We make a living by what we get. We make… Read More

Gratitude and rice and beans

My wife Jennica and I are writing a week-long series about teaching kids about gratitude and giving. During the week, we’ll have a number of… Read More