Tag Archives: Kids bible stories

He’s Memorized 42 Books of the Bible and You Can Too

There may be other Christians more committed to the discipline of Scripture memory than Pastor Andy Davis, but I’ve not met them. But I do know Andy, and can tell you that he’s the real deal. Not only is he the most diligent memorizer of Scripture I’ve ever known, he’s also a genuinely godly man, […]

A Prayer for When You Battle Depression

If you’re feeling depressed, remember that you’re not alone. God is with you always. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people in your family, your church, or your friend circles. Ask them to pray with and for you, and continue to pray each day, asking God to draw you closer to Himself. If you’re […]

What Language Did Jesus Speak?

Have you ever wondered what language Jesus spoke? Let’s take a closer look. What Languages Were Spoken in First-century Palestine? Before we can identify which languages Jesus spoke, we need to know what languages were spoken in first-century Palestine. Here are the three languages: Aramaic had been widely spoken since the Babylonian exile.   Since the […]

Faith, Hope and Stirring

(Edited &Re-published from from my “Musings” blog) I didn’t  blog much in 2015. Truth is – I didn’t have much to say and had very little time to say it! 2015 was a strange mix of everything; blessings, sadness, busyness…. and even with moments of joy, I felt as though some things in the last year had sucked the life, […]

Top 10 Weird Bible Stories

Sure, the Bible has the classics that most Christians have heard since they were young—David and Goliath, Noah and the ark, Jesus healing the blind man. But within the pages of Scripture are many stories that are obscure, dramatic, and just plain bizarre. Here are the ones your Sunday School teacher didn’t tell you. Amy […]

A Pondering Platypus Creation

Hi All! This is my new website/blog I’m still working on it – so bear with me for a little while longer. I’m still adding information and links to the side bar that reflect the interesting mix of things I’m now involved in. Those who follow me on facebook may have seen the conversation about […]

11 Bad Ways to Study Your Bible

I struggled with this piece, because really, I could write it in one sentence: The only bad way to study your Bible is to NOT DO IT. See? Easy and simple. Done. But nothing in life is ever that simple, is it? And studying the Bible is a complex and often intimidating endeavor. Just like […]

Spiritual Inclusion

This weekend I’m going to be at the Hand in Hand conference in Eastbourne. The Additional Needs Alliance (ANA) has for the last few years done a forum before the conference, but this year we decided to run it through the main conference itself. One of the key subjects we will be looking at in […]

What You Need to Know about the Holy Spirit

One tragedy of prolonged debates over the spiritual gifts is that the gifts can become more important than the Giver. Above all, the greatest gift that Christ gives in his ascension is the Spirit himself. For our salvation the Father gave his two greatest gifts, John Owen observed. “The one was the giving of his […]

Celebrating The Gift of Motherhood – In ALL Its Forms.

Mothers day is a day many find difficult. Myself included. But I still believe mothers should both be celebrated and be given the freedom to celebrate. Yes, we need to be mindful and thoughtful – but we shouldn’t make mothers and children feel guilty as they celebrate what is good. We should celebrate birth mothers, […]

When Children Don’t Want Jesus In Their Heart Any More

*We adults have our own view of all things theological, we like to get it sorted in our heads and pass on what we think to the children. Sometimes we’ve wrestled with it ourselves, and sometimes we have just accepted what the previous generation told us – because we have never been required to test […]

10 Things You Should Know about Fasting

If there is a single driving force in our society today it may well be what I call instant self-gratification. It is into this mindset in our society that the Bible speaks about fasting. Is it any wonder that few people are listening? Nothing seems as silly to the natural mind or as repulsive to […]

The Aspiration Gap

I read a news paper article last week. It was a thought provoking piece about children who have no aspirations, looking at the various reasons why and how we can introduce and model good aspirations – aside from that of just being ‘famous’. I wish I could give you a link to it, but in […]

Will God Bring Vengeance on My Cheating Husband?

Editor’s Note: Pastor Roger Barrier’s “Ask Roger” column regularly appears at Preach It, Teach It. Every week at Crosswalk, Dr. Barrier puts nearly 40 years of experience in the pastorate to work answering questions of doctrine or practice for laypeople, or giving advice on church leadership issues. Email him your questions at [email protected]. Dear Roger, I […]