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  • Sharing the powerful lessons of Joseph and His Brothers

    Sharing the powerful lessons of Joseph and His Brothers

    The account of Joseph and his brothers includes some powerful lessons that not only express God righteous will for daily living, but also can be connected to Jesus Christ and His work for our...

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  • Teaching the Freedom We Have Through Jesus

    Teaching the Freedom We Have Through Jesus

    It’s often a struggle to understand, let alone teach, the freedom that we have in Christ. In the United States we enjoy a standard of living and degree of freedom unmatched in human history and...

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  • Why is Baptism So Important?

    Why is Baptism So Important?

    As Lutherans baptize infants, it’s possible that children could pass their entire childhood before learning God’s truth about baptism during confirmation instruction. We teach God’s Word regarding...

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  • Ending on Purpose

    Ending on Purpose

    I don’t know about you, but this particular season of the ministry year is kind of weird for me. Recently we mailed out Ministry Letters of Intent to all of our Small Group Leaders (SGLs) and...

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  • Free Faith-Filled Father’s Day Activities

    Free Faith-Filled Father’s Day Activities

    Father’s Day is fast approaching! Here are three fun activities from DADventures: Activities for Dads to Lead. Use these ideas to celebrate the dads, granddads, and other male role models in your...

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  • The Why of Children’s Ministry

    The Why of Children’s Ministry

    Have you ever heard the expression, the days are long but the years are short? If you are a leader or volunteer in children’s ministry, you can relate to the truthfulness of this expression. I can...

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  • Moms, Can You Laugh at the Future?

    Moms, Can You Laugh at the Future?

    “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.” (Proverbs 31:25) There was a time when my clothing didn’t look very dignified to others. With a toddler and newborn in...

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  • How Can I Teach that Jesus is Still with Us After Ascension?

    How Can I Teach that Jesus is Still with Us After Ascension?

    It seems that late winter and early spring afford us nothing but letdowns. Thanksgiving starts the Christmas season. With Advent our hearts gear up for the coming of Jesus! Then the decorations...

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  • Our Identity in Christ

    Our Identity in Christ

    Take a look in your wallet. If you are like me, you likely have at least a few cards that identify you. Maybe you have a Costco card with a grainy, slightly out of focus photo that you might not...

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  • Recognizing Children’s Ministry Volunteers

    Recognizing Children’s Ministry Volunteers

    Before you can effectively recognize your children’s ministry volunteers, it’s a good idea to ask, Why do people choose to volunteer for children’s ministry? What motivates them to serve in the...

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  • Encouraging and Involving Parents

    Encouraging and Involving Parents

    Parenting is tough work. It is a demanding vocation when there are two committed, Christian parents in the home. It is ever harder when there are any of the all-too-common complications—single...

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  • Three Fresh Ideas for Easter

    Three Fresh Ideas for Easter

    We all have our tried and true Easter activities. Are you ready to make a switch from the familiar egg hunts, Easter breakfast, and resurrection egg stations?  Here are a three ideas to use for...

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  • Seeing Joy in Lent?

    Seeing Joy in Lent?

    Lent is a penitential season of the Church year. As such, it is a time for sober reflection on the reality of our sins and the burdensome cost that Christ paid to set us free. So, it is...

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