We all know that the Bible is one book made up of two parts, the Old and New Testaments. However, it seems that we view the Bible in terms of those two parts. That both are different in many ways. Sometimes we think that we see two different Gods in those divisions. We sometimes think the God in the OT is an angry one and in NT we see Him as a God of love.
But the truth is, the Bible has one redemptive narrative that keeps both OT and NT intact. These stories point not just to a big picture but a big person. That person is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are not left alone even our kids on how this truth can be understood. The Bible gives us details on this. In this latest book from Bible teacher, Nancy Guthrie, the Bible uses a bridge for the Old Testament stories to Christ. The Bible calls it a shadow.
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This is a very special post because I interviewed not just one but three hosts of a new podcast on church history! And they are kids! Say hi to Emma, Trinity and Linus, the hosts of ” Kids Talk Church History” and get to know how they end up as hosts, learn some behind the scenes stuff on the making of an episode, church history and their interesting connection with the author, Simonetta Carr.
Hello guys! Kindly tell something about yourselves and who introduced you into church history.
TRINITY:Hello everyone! My name is Trinity, I am 15 and I’m one of the hosts of a new podcast called “Kids Talk Church History“! I got introduced to church history, by my old Sunday school teacher, Mrs. Simonetta Carr. Along with teaching us things from the Bible, she had us read some of her book manuscripts. They were really interesting, and I always wanted to learn more about the people who she wrote about.
It’s a stormy weekend here but I would like to share some quotes from a book I finished, I Have A Psychiatric Diagnosis, Edward T. Welch, published by New Growth Press. You can get your copy by clicking this link.
“If we are to become wise, we listen—to God and to others.“
Psalms 139 talks about the omniscience of God on a personal level. David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, writes how God knows his every step, word and the truth that He is inescapable. Then he goes further by saying that before he was born, God created him in the womb of his mother.
Knowing this truth there are ways to express such awe and admiration for this God of the Bible that leads us to fall down and worship him. For author Sally Lloyd-Jones and artist Jago, expressing such wonder is done by knowing He is our Father.
The Good Book Company recently dropped some Christmas treats for kids. It’s one jolly bunch of books about the birth of Jesus Christ. So today, I’ll be reviewing them here, including sample pages of each book. Click on the title to get yourself a copy.
The Christmas Surprise (Stephanie Williams) – What I like about this book is that it didn’t quickly dive into the birth of Jesus. Rather it starts with a brief look on the “promise” made by God in the Garden of Eden and Israel. It revolves around people being surprised by Christ coming. The ending would be a good springboard to explain the gospel message to kids. The art is nice, it goes along with the story and appeals for the young reader. But the scene with the angel telling Mary about having a baby is a bit exaggerated. Still a good read for you and your kids.
The redemption story never gets old. It’s the essential story that is not just for the unbelievers but for us who are the elect. It’s the story that we see also in secular movies and books (good vs. evil). This story, God’s story is not just a feel good narrative. It has the power of transformation. David Murray’s new book, The StoryChanger shows us this power that changes lives.
Happy Wednesday! Here are some great quotes I would like to share from a book I finished, Anxious About Decisions, by Michael Gembola, published by New Growth Press. You can get your copy by clicking this link.
“How we navigate decisions is part of our spiritual lives because it is part of our calling as God’s stewards. But rather than waiting and listening deeply for whether God might want us to make one small decision or another, we will follow God best by regularly taking small risks—little acts of faith and trust—and stepping out and taking action in the world where he’s called us.”
Hello! Here are my favorite quotes from a Christian fantasy book I read, The Dark Star by H. R. Hess. But first I would like you to watch out for the interview of the author on this blog coming this October. For now, you can grab a copy of The Dark Star and pre-order The First Skyrider, published by Reformation Lightning.
“One of the vows of new riders is that they will forgive injury, rather than seeking vengeance. And if they have a serious claim to wrong, they will bring it to a senior rider, or to me. I want you to demonstrate that you are willing to keep this vow.”