How to Help Kids Memorize Scripture Using ABC Cards

Do you know when Timothy in the Bible’s mother and grandmother began teaching him scripture? At infancy (2 Timothy 3:15)! Just think how much scripture you would know today if you began learning in infancy!

©Child Evangelism Fellowship,I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

©Child Evangelism Fellowship,I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

One HUGE reason to teach your children scripture is the power for God’s Word to help children resist temptation (Psalm 119:9-11). I remember clearly as a child I wanted a lovely pin at a store, when I begged my mother and she refused, I concealed the pin in my hand with an attempt to steal. However, a voice in my conscience reminded me of the eighth commandment, “Do not steal.” I immediately let loose of the pin and went on my way. A few weeks later, my mother surprised me when she gave me the pin on my birthday! God’s Word kept me from sin that day! His Word still keeps me from sin today!

Do you know in Early American history they used scripture to teach the alphabet to children! Some Christian teachers preserved that tradition and you can still use the ABC’s to teach children scripture today! Click here for a great webpage with ABC memory verse cards you can download for free!

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Sin? What is Sin?

Preston faithfully attends our Good News Club®. He arrives early and offers help. As he assist me he will share about his world and the challenges he faces. The other day he surprised me to say he didn’t know about sin until he came to our club.

We all want to sweep sin under the rug and pretend it doesn’t exist don’t we? That’s one reason the Bible describes sin as darkness. Even in church, we observe a reluctance to mention sin.

(Photo, ©Child Evangelism Fellowship) You sinned? Name one, just one!

©Child Evangelism Fellowship; You sinned? Name one, just one!

I remember during a Gospel Presentation I mentioned to a group of children that even I struggle with sin. One little child, full of surprise said, “You sinned? Name one, just one!” I wish I only had one sin to name! Unfortunately, I battle temptations daily. I am so thankful to know Christ who won the victory for me through His death, burial, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).

While sin is not a popular topic in today’s society, our world definitely suffer from the effects of sin! That’s why we regularly teach about sin in our Bible classes. How will children realize their need for a Savior or how to overcome sin, if they don’t even know about sin?

This week, I will post tips regarding teaching sin to children. Subscribe to our blog in the box on your right to receive an email when we post a new blog. You can also like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter. (Your support through social media or our webpage helps us!)

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Businesses and Churches Care about Community Kids

 

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We could not reach the $3,000 mark on Give NOLA Day without the generosity of local businesses and churches. Please support these local businesses and churches who showed their love for the community and God’s little lambs on Give NOLA Day:

  • Accessible Insurance (New Orleans, LA)
  • Bay Auto Glass (Daphne, AL)
  • Cooks Pest Control (Mobile, AL)
  • David Dutton, CPA (Mobile, AL)
  • Five Star Academy Child Development Center (New Orleans, LA)
  • Gentilly Baptist Church (New Orleans, LA)
  • Giggles Child Development Center (New Orleans, LA)
  • Liberty Roofing, Steve Cooner (Mobile, AL)
  • Louisiana Cleaning Systems (Metairie, LA)
  • Sidney D.Torres, III, Attorney (Chalmette, LA)
  • Tim Craft, NY Life Insurance Agent (Picayune, MS & Gulf Coast)
  • The Martin Center, Facial Plastic Surgery, Skin Care, Laser Center (Mobile, AL)
  • Zick and Associates, Accounting & Tax Services (Mobile, AL)

We hope to reach out to additional businesses and churches next year and invite them to support us on Give NOLA. Perhaps you know a business you can reach out to on our behalf, we will gladly supply you with a flier, letter, or email message.

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Giving Thanks for Give NOLA

We provide CEF Press Wonder Devotional Books to children through your donations. (picture, (c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

We provide CEF Press Wonder Devotional Books to children through your donations. Picture (c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

 

Wow! You really ‘wowed’ us with your generosity! Through your gifts, Wee Can Know raised over $3,000*. Even-though the Give NOLA website went down for 10 hours during the campaign, you persevered and did not allow the website to stop your generosity.

Did we win any prizes? We will not know the winners until they complete the entries of donations called and emailed in.* So, maybe we did?????!!!!! Not sure, we hope so! However, our kids did win, because you made it possible for us to keep going with His story.

Your support helps us reach out to the vulnerable children in Greater New Orleans and beyond like Lindsey. Lindsey showed up early for our neighborhood Good News Club® and chatted away. In her conversation, she shared how her mother recently went to jail and that her father deserted her family and is also in jail. We provided her with love, hope, and prayers. We plan to reach out to her family. Through our Good News Club, Lindsey will learn how to trust Christ as Savior and how to walk with Him each day. She represents one of the many kids that attend our weekly programs or special outreach.  Thank you for helping us teach them about Jesus. We look forward to seeing her today!

Once again, thank you SO much for remembering us and God’s little lambs on Give NOLA day.

*Greater New Orleans Foundation will report to us asap the gifts that donors called or emailed in. They continue to update the database while they follow-up with phone calls, emails, and pledge forms. They hope to complete process within the next two weeks, please pray for them. Unfortunately, we will not know the donations called in until they complete the process or the winners of the contests.

 

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What Does the Bible Say About Giving?

(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

(c) Child Evangelism Fellowship

With Give NOLA Day just hours away, I thought you would enjoy looking at a few passages on what the Bible says about giving.

The Cheerful Giver

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written,  Continue reading

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Printable Color Version of the Story of the Wordless Book Tract

Eleanor Harwood sharing Gospel with child, Mobile, AL

Eleanor Harwood sharing Gospel with child, Mobile, AL

Hello Friends,

Here is a color version of the Story of the Wordless Book Tract that you can download and use in ministry. Child Evangelism Fellowship of North San Diego County created this lovely tract.

Download here: Gospel Color Tract

Here is a Black and White Version: Black and White Gospel Color Tract

Here is folding Instructions for both: How to Fold Gospel Color Tract

Here is a Color Version of the Gospel Whirligig: Color Gospel Whirligig

Here is a B/W Version of the Gospel Whirligig: Black and White Gospel Whirligig

Special thanks to CEF of North San Diego County for these useful Gospel tools. Have fun teaching the children!

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How to Teach Kids Acts 20:35

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The widow’s mite

With the Give NOLA Day emphasis for Wee Can Know, I wanted to help kids learn the importance of giving. As I shared about giving I illustrated that if each child in the class donates $1, we could raise $10. Six-year old Ja-nae eagerly shared, “If we each give $10, we can raise $100. I can give $10!” Jayce agreed, “I can give $10 too!” These children already know the meaning of Acts 20:35, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Do you want to teach Acts 20:35 to your children? Let me share a few ideas I used:

1. Put Acts 20:35 to the tune of “Mary had a Little Lamb.”

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