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Teaching Tools: Worship

Worship holds a unique place among other spiritual disciplines. In a sense, one could hold worship as the crux of any list of spiritual disciplines. For the Christian, worship is both the result of one’s growth in Christ as well as the catalyst for further growth. Our study of Scripture and personal prayer time should […]

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Mother’s Day Teaching Tools

History of Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day in the United States was first proclaimed in 1870 in Boston by Julia Ward Howe, and Howe called for it to be observed each year nationally in 1872. As originally envisioned, Howe’s "Mother’s Day" was a call for pacifism and disarmament by women. Early "Mother’s Day" was mostly marked […]

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Mother's Day Teaching Tools

History of Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day in the United States was first proclaimed in 1870 in Boston by Julia Ward Howe, and Howe called for it to be observed each year nationally in 1872. As originally envisioned, Howe’s "Mother’s Day" was a call for pacifism and disarmament by women. Early "Mother’s Day" was mostly marked […]

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Teaching Tools: Prayer

Quotables: "Prayer should not be regarded "as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty." — E.M. Bounds  "I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything but it came at some time; no matter at how distant a day, […]

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Teaching Tools: Spiritual Disciplines

Research: From The Shape of Faith to Come by Brad Waggoner Only 16 percent of Protestant churchgoers read their Bible daily and another 20 percent read it "a few times a week." 23 percent "agreed strongly" with the statement, "When I come to realize that some aspect of my life is not right in God’s […]

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