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As Easter approaches, check out these great family resources that equip parents to facilitate meaningful Biblical conversation with children of all ages.

For the last three decades, the idea of the traditional family has been under cultural assault. Every movement from the so-called sexual revolution to same-sex parenting has taken it’s toll on the foundational building blocks of our society. How do parents navigate these challenges? God, the perfect Father, provides the answers. In this short, but wisdom-rich booklet, Alistair Begg, gives practical, biblical instruction on what it looks like to be a father and to be a mother . . . God’s way.

In his book, Tough Questions about the Bible, Beeke leaves no stone unturned by tackling real-life, weighty questions posed to him by students. Tough Questions speaks in language teens will understand, covering topics that include salvation, prayer, eternity, and how Christianity is different from other religions.

 

Designed to be read independently by your teen, Tough Questions is presented in an easy-to-read, Q&A format so that young readers can gain a clear understanding of core Christian beliefs at their own pace.

A Two-Week Family Easter Devotional

Starting on Palm Sunday, your family will spend two weeks (fourteen devotions) walking in time with Jesus as he finished the work his Father had given him. Extending your devotional time into the week beyond Easter Sunday will encourage your family to follow the risen Jesus as he calls his disciples on a Spirit-filled mission to spread the good news to all nations.

 

Great for busy parents and families, each day's core devotion can be completed in just ten minutes. Family activities are included and can be completed in an additional ten minutes. Full text of classic hymns for your family to sing in worship.

How Not to Teach Your Kids the Bible

Article by John Wells

 

As Christian parents we’re responsible for raising our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4). It’s our responsibility to teach them how to study his Word. We want them to see the Bible not as a collection of moral fables, but as the epic story of redemption. In this article, John Wells gives tips for accomplishing this goal.

5 Tips for Establishing a Devotional Routine with Your Toddler

Article by Jared Kennedy

 

I believe God is aware of our seasons of life, and I’m thankful he doesn’t give us a family devotions model that’s overly formal. Moses told Israel to teach their kids during the regular rhythms of life—mealtime, bedtime, drive time, and so on (Deut. 6:7).

 

With that guilt-free vision in mind, here are five quick tips for establishing a regular devotional routine with your toddler.

Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known. Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.

 

What Faith Is

Is faith just superstition? Is faith simply hope in God or is it based on facts and truth as well? Rob helped us unpack these questions on Sunday, and here are some resources to find out more.

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Explores the qualities of faith that made the lives of biblical heroes memorable, and how we too can live extraordinary lives of faith.
This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Study the book of Hebrews with this handy guide.
In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
People are leaving the church J.D. Greear pastors. Big givers. Key volunteers. Some of his best leaders and friends. And that’s exactly how he wants it to be. In Gaining By Losing, J.D. Greear unpacks ten plumb lines that you can use to reorient your church’s priorities around God’s mission to reach a lost world. The good news is that you don’t need to choose between gathering or sending. Effective churches can, and must, do both.

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