Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Looking for bloggers to review Jesus Came for Me

 

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Jesus came for us. Because Jesus was born at Christmas, we can know that he is with us always. This board book by author Jared Kennedy helps toddlers and preschoolers understand the true meaning of Christmas in a personal, memorable way.  

Jesus Came for Me is part of The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible series. For children ages three to seven, this beautifully illustrated book begins with the announcement of John the Baptist’s birth to Zechariah and ends with the visit of the wise men. Jesus, our great God, was born as a little baby, and his birth is good news and great joy for all people—including your child! 

Help your little one know that Jesus is always present, and he helps us believe and wait for him. Because of the compelling content and modern, vivid illustrations, children will live in the joy of the greatest truth of all: Jesus is with us! 

This conversational book simply tells the story of the gospel and invites children to respond. Jesus Came for Me helps toddlers and preschoolers celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 

 

About the author and illustrator

 

Jared Kennedy, MDiv, ThM, leads the children's ministry creative team as Pastor of Families at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY, and is the children's ministry strategist for Sojourn Network. He is the author of The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible, Jesus Rose for Me, Jesus Came for Me, God Made Me for Worship and Are You Close to God?; the coauthor of The Leadership Mosiac; and has developed two VBS programs, Proof Pirates and Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet. He and his wife, Megan, have three girls, Rachael, Lucy, and Elisabeth.

Trish Mahoney is a graphic designer and illustrator in Seattle where she runs The Mahoney Studio with her husband, Patrick, also a designer and illustrator. They have two children, both budding artists too. Trish is the illustrator for the God Made Me series and The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible.

 

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Books of the Old Testament (version 2)

I have tried to teach this version to other groups and bombed. I have played a really bad YouTube YouTube version of a guy teaching it, and that was horrible. 

The Old Testament books can be hard, and I never knew a song as a kid, so it's hard for me to find a song that works. Check last week's post for another version that some of the kids knew pretty well from home.


Books of the Old Testament
To the tune of “Ten Little Indians”

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers
Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth
First and Second Samuel,
First and Second Kings,
First and Second Chronicles.

Oh Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job,
Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes,
Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations.

Oh, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel,
Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah,
Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah,
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.



Wednesday, September 23, 2020

God Made Me for Worship is available for review!

For review copy and interview information, contact:
Audra Jennings - audra@newgrowthpress.com - 903-874-8363

 

 

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Understanding the different parts of a worship service can be confusing for any young child. One minute everyone is singing loudly, the next everyone is sitting and listening quietly. Sometimes the adults know something that should be said out loud, like, “Thanks be to God!” How did they know what to say? What is communion all about? And why does the pastor raise his hands and pray at the end of the service?  

Using the vision of Isaiah 6, God Made Me for Worship by Jared Kennedy focuses on teaching kids about the key liturgical movements in a worship gathering, including the call to worship, praise and adoration, confession, assurance and passing the peace, ministry of the Word and sacraments, and benediction and sending. 

This bright and colorful children’s book illustrated by Trish Mahoney celebrates how God reveals himself to his people in the movements of worship. All the parts of worship tell the story of the gospel, and since Jesus is the object of our worship, his story of redemption gives shape to our worship. 

The author guides parents to help their kids understand why we’re intentional about worship, encouraging them to engage—not just to manage behavior during a worship gathering, and invites children to respond to God along with the whole church body. 

God Made Me for Worship is part of the God Made Me series which equips parents to have important, impactful conversations with their children, helping them to grow in understanding of God, themselves, and others. Each book in the series contains a special section just for parents and caregivers that provides biblical guidance and offers additional information and resources for talking about the topic addressed in the story.  

 

 

About the author and illustrator

 

Jared Kennedy, MDiv, ThM, leads the children's ministry creative team as Pastor of Families at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY, and is the children's ministry strategist for Sojourn Network. He is the author of The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible, Jesus Rose for Me, Jesus Came for Me, God Made Me for Worship and Are You Close to God?; the coauthor of The Leadership Mosiac; and has developed two VBS programs, Proof Pirates and Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet. He and his wife, Megan, have three girls, Rachael, Lucy, and Elisabeth.

Trish Mahoney is a graphic designer and illustrator in Seattle where she runs The Mahoney Studio with her husband, Patrick, also a designer and illustrator. They have two children, both budding artists too. Trish is the illustrator for the God Made Me series and The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible.

 

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Books of the Old Testament (version 1)

This is what you learn when you ask, "there's an Amos?" during scripture races!

Books of the Old Testament are hard. I'll post another version next week. 


Books of the Old Testament

To the tune of “Did You Ever See a Lassie”

Let us sing the books of Moses, of Moses, of Moses,
Let us sing the books of Moses for he wrote the Law.
First, Genesis; second Exodus; third, Leviticus; forth, Numbers;
And fifth is Deuteronomy, the last of the Law.

Let us sing the books of history, of history, of history;
Let us sing the books of history which tells of the Jews.
There’s Joshua and Judges and the story of Ruth,
And First and Second Samuel, and First and Second Kings.
Then First and Second Chronicles which give us the records;
Then Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther the Queen.

Let us sing the books of poetry, of poetry, of poetry;
Let us sing the books of poetry, the songs the Jews sang.
Job the patient, Psalms of David and the Proverbs or a wise one;
And then Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.

Let us sing the major prophets, major prophets, major prophets;
Let us sing the major prophets, they wrote five books in all.
Isaiah, Jeremiah, who wrote Lamentations;
Then Ezekiel and Daniel, who were true to their God.

Let us sing the minor prophets, minor prophets, minor prophets;
Let is sing the minor prophets, there were twelve of them all.
Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk,
Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Calling all bloggers for the upcoming release of Soul Anatomy



 

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How do you worship when you're depressed? Where do you find words to express inexpressible joy? What do you pray when you need hope?

Soul Anatomy is a biblical guide for working through emotional turmoil in a gospel-centered way. It shows how the Psalms serve as a God-authored script by which to express every category of the human experience.

The Bible's inspired hymnbook guides believers through the highest summits and lowest troughs of life and invites the not-yet believer to a Redeemer who ultimately experienced all of the emotions of these prayers in his incarnation.

Author George Robertson enables readers to find a sympathetic Savior in the Psalms who experienced every human emotion, and he helps men and women use the God-inspired vocabulary for expressing every feeling to the Father. Soul Anatomy helps men and women respond to the love of God in all the ways the psalmists do: spiritually, vocationally, physically, and volitionally. Readers will discover the heart of Jesus through the prayers of Jesus, the high priest who can sympathize with us and learn to pray their troubles using God’s own words.

Soul Anatomy: Finding Peace, Hope, and Joy in the Psalms
by George Robertson
October 5, 2020 / Paperback / Retail Price: $17.99

 

Click here for a preview, including the table of contents, introduction, and first chapter.

 

About the author

 

George Robertson, PhD, is the senior pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN, and a council member for The Gospel Coalition. He previously served as a lecturer and adjunct professor at Covenant Theological Seminary.

He is the author of Soul Anatomy: Finding Peace, Hope, and Joy in the Psalms. He is married to Jackie and they have four children: Taylor, Anna, Abbey, and Caroline.

 

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

I've Been Redeemed

These little third graders here are eighth graders now. They will be in high school next year! They are so itty bitty here! 

Oh, this bunch loved to sing!



I’ve Been Redeemed

I’ve been redeemed. (girls echo)
By the blood of the Lamb. (echo)
I’ve been redeemed, (echo)
By the blood of the Lamb.
I’ve been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb,
Filled with the Holy Ghost I am!
All my sins are washed away, I’ve been redeemed.

Well, I went down, to the river to pray…
Felt so good that I stayed all day…

And that’s not all, there’s more beside…
I’ve been to the river and I’ve been baptized…
           
My God and I, we both agree…
That I love Him and He loves me…

The devil and I, we both agree…
That I hate him and he hates me…



Saturday, September 12, 2020

No cooking disasters this week!

I didn't plan quite right again. I ended the week eating three days of carrots, and I think they planned for a family of four over two meals this week. Forget Lasik, I think my eyesight may improve to 20/20 after this week.


These chicken legs were awesome fixed in the air fryer!


This is my second take at coucous which I like, but I'm not convinced garlic and lemon go together. (Do you notice a theme in all these food posts?)


This was another good one!


I roasted the carrots after shortcut microwaving the last ones. I did the potatoes in the oven too, but as whole potatoes. The "dipping sauce" was the equivalent of ranch dip, so who doesn't like ranch dip spread over their food?


While the pork chops were cooking, I also made the potato soup so I could keep up with my box arrivals and cooking everything in a week.


I liked the corn and potato chowder I had made before better. It was much more successful than the last time I tried potato soup though. If you delve into the archives of the early days of this blog, I think you can find me post about the absolute disaster that was. 


This ended up being lunch eating, which was perfectly fine too. 


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