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I haven’t done our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” for a few weeks but here’s this week’s review of Children’s books.

Tim Ladwig. Stories Jesus Told: The Lost Son Comes Home. Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House, August 7th 2019. 32 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Want a story that tells Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son to kids?  This is it.  This illustrated children’s book is on one of my favorite parables that Jesus taught.  And now I get to share this with my children!

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Purpose: To explore and know more about God’s creation of Anklosaurus.

 

Book(s) read:

 

Other tools:

Paper

Pencil

Crayons

Pictures of dinosaurs

Measuring tape

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn general knowledge about Ankylosaurus.
  2. Illustrate what is learned in this lesson about Ankylosaurus.
  3. Learn a spiritual lesson concerning God’s creation of Ankylosaurus.

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Carrie Foldberg. Help! I’m in a Painful Marriage. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, December 3rd 2018. 64 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Are you in a difficult marriage or know someone who is in a painful marriage who can benefit from a booklet that would apply biblical counseling to the situation?  This work is a helpful resource; don’t underestimate its size!  It is the second title that I read from Shepherd Press’ “Lifeline Mini-books” series and thus far this series have really impressed me.

I read this and discussed it with my wife after she read it.  My wife pointed out to me that the author in the introduction mentioning her own struggle in her marriage was really helpful to build a bridge with any reader that might be going through marriage difficulties.  This is followed by four chapters in the book.  Chapter One is titled “Why Does My Marriage Hurt So Much?” and goes over what God’s design for marriage looks like.  Chapter two is about bringing Jesus into the picture of your marriage while chapter three explores further of how Jesus is our example in dealing with marriage pain.  Chapter four gives us more personal application.  After the conclusion the book also gives personal application projects that’s helpful for applications.

I really enjoyed the author’s call for readers to look towards Christ.  She also did a good job bringing verses to bear in a way that makes readers look towards God and Christ but also give hope.  This is a resource for someone in marriage difficulty but also for any married couple to read too.  I recommend it, and give this a five out of five.

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading some time ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 5:8.  Here is my translation:

“μακάριοι οἱ καθαροὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ
Blessed are the pure in heart

ὅτι αὐτοὶ τὸν θεὸν ὄψονται ”
Because they will see God

Here are some observations:

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who owns the earth?

Here are the three answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

God

He blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth…Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have sworn to the Lord God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,” (Genesis 14:19, 22)

Moses said to him, “As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the Lord; the thunder will cease and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is the Lord’s.” (Exodus 9:29)

Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My [a]own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;” (Exodus 19:5)

Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.” (Deuteronomy 10:14)

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)

The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.” (Psalm 24:1)

If I were hungry I would not tell you, For the world is Mine, and all it contains.” (Psalm 50:12)

The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.” ( Psalm 89:11)

for the earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains.” (1 Corinthians 10:26)

Satan

Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; 9 and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.”” ( Matthew 4:8-9)

And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and [b]its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.” (Luke 4:5-6)

 

Humans

The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.“(Psalm 115:16)

 

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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Handling Criticism in Marriage Part 3: Assessing Criticism

Selected Scripture

 

Review:

First session we saw that according to the Bible you shouldn’t defend yourself too quickly in order to help us handle criticism biblically in our marriage.

Second session we want to look at three imperatives in terms of your goal with how you are to handle criticism.

 

Purpose: In this session we want to look at how to respond to three possible outcome when we assess our spouse’s criticism about us.

  1. How do we respond when we are wrong?
  2. How do we respond when we are not sure if we are wrong?
  3. How do we respond when we are right?

 

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Purpose: To explore and know more about God’s creation of Stegosaurus.

 

Book(s) read:

Susan Gray’s Stegosaurus.

Elaine Landau’s Stegosaurus.

 

 

Other tools:

Paper

Pencil

Crayons

Pictures of dinosaurs

Measuring tape

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn general knowledge about Stegosaurus.
  2. Illustrate what is learned in this lesson about Stegosaurus.
  3. Learn a spiritual lesson concerning God’s creation of Stegosaurus.

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