Against All Odds

Against All Odds

Sociologists tell us there is a great likelihood that:
• a child of an abuser will be one
• a child of poverty will stay one
• a child of an alcoholic will become one
• a child of a broken home will have one.
These statistics fail to recognize a God who says: “If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation” (2 Cor. 5:17).

Talking to Children about Gambling

Talking to Children about Gambling

Bethany told her Sunday school teacher, “My dad and I buy a lottery ticket every week at the gas station. We won ten dollars once!” Before the teacher could intervene, Joshua spoke up, “You shouldn’t play the lottery; that’s gambling!”

To Discipline or Not to Discipline

To Discipline or Not to Discipline

Matt and Josh aren’t sit¬ting in chairs for the story,” said Sarah. The rest of the children were seated around me so Sarah was concerned about Matt’s and Josh’s apparent lack of obedience. I considered her concern but decided discipline wasn’t necessary.

Demonstrating Faith to this Generation

Demonstrating Faith to this Generation

God is pushed out of the lives of so many of today’s children. Schoolteachers consciously avoid mentioning Him. On TV and in many homes His commandments are blatantly violated. Schedules are packed with nonreligious activities. You cannot remove all the opposition that distracts this generation from living for God. But you can demonstrate that Christians are to stand firm and give themselves fully to Him.

Dealing with Students Fears

Dealing with Students Fears

A skilled teacher, like a trained nurse, can observe students’ fears and save lives. Here are some ways to turn your classroom into an emergency room of healing and hope.

Clothes, Fads and God’s Word

Clothes, Fads and God’s Word

For our generation it was bellbottoms, crazy daisies and long hair. How we must have driven our parents and teachers crazy. When’s the last time you found a picture of yourself from way back when and wondered, “What was I thinking?” Preteens today are no different. They have their styles and fashions, their favorite stores and designers and they are all trying to be unique as they dress to look just like everyone else their age.