By Jean Jantzen
Don’t think you’re on the right road, just because it’s a well-beaten path.
The inclination of 20th century societies to disregard God has resulted in social degeneration foreseen in the first chapter of Romans as a direct result of failing to fear God. “When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God…”so God gave them their pleasure in unrighteousness, certainly not as a reward, but as a curse. And what a curse it has proven to be!
A common attitude we often see around us is one of fearless defiance of God. This same attitude is also seen in children’s attitudes toward parents or authority figures. We live in a society that shows no respect, no reverence for anything and therefore no awe and no honour toward God. God reminds His people to ‘…learn to fear the LORD your God always.’ Why is fear important and a necessary thing to salvation? (Deuteronomy 14:23) More
The Story of Rahab isn’t often thought of as a “Passover Story” but when we think of the events that are tied to this Holy Day season perhaps the story of entering the Promised Land is as important as the story of leaving Egypt.
This short script in two acts is especially good as a play for the pre-teen set, but could work with all ages as a reader’s theatre script, or a youth bible lesson.
March 10th, 2012
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Israeli PM Netanyahu gave President Obama a copy of the book of Esther. What was the significance of this gesture? Jeff Patton delves into the history of Queen Esther and Haman the main characters in the book and the spiritual messages we can garner from this scriptural text.
March 7th, 2012
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The story of Queen Esther:
Purim is a time to reflect on the blessing of God’s deliverance and the knowledge that God can use the humble who serve Him to put to shame the proud who seek to destroy His people. This story of Esther (retold in a 7 act play with stage directions) can be performed as a play or informally read as a reader’s theatre activity.
March 6th, 2012
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This Passover script provides a humorous, but biblically sound retelling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt from the eyes of first person accounts as read in the “Goshen Gazette” news. This could be acted out by a youth group in costume and presented to the congregation. Or it is easily broken into one page scripts that can be read by adults and children around the table for the evening meal at the beginning of the first Holy Day during the Passover season.(NTBMO/Passover)
February 29th, 2012
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A team of German and American biologists working in Madagascar recently announced that they had discovered the world’s smallest chameleon, which they named Brookesia micra…
Brain science has taught us many things about how the brain operates. The Creator who made this intricate design understood that our learning, both physically and spiritually, happens as we “grow our brains.” Jeff Patton explores the connections between acquiring biblical wisdom and gaining physical knowledge.