Formations 07.19.2020: God’s Indictment

by Kelley Land

As I read the words of God’s indictment in our lesson text, I wondered how many times people have read them over the centuries and thought, “The prophet is talking about our world today.

Connections 07.19.2020: The Waiting

by Michael Ruffin

The waiting is the hardest part. In the parable found in this week’s lesson text, Jesus tells the story of a farmer who sowed good seed in a field, only to have an enemy sow weeds in the same field.

Cancer Is Not Evil

by Morgan J. Bolt

The most significant source of strength I draw from as I deal with cancer is not some coping mechanism that comes naturally to me. I don’t have three keys for stress-free living to offer my readers. Instead, the most important, most helpful sources of inspiration and strength for me have been my beliefs about God.

Flame: God as our Anchor Craft and Prayer Activity

by Mina Munns

Here is a prayer activity that older children could do independently to help them think about trusting in God for their strength. It could be used especially if you were exploring stories that involve the sea or storms!

Crossroads: Our Burdens

by Jessica Asbell

When I was a kid, we went to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home. It was also a farm, and you could carry water, rake, hoe, and do other chores to see a bit of what it was like for the slaves who lived on the farm.

Formations 07.12.2020: Forgiveness and Moving Forward

by Darrell Pursiful

Benjamin Watson, retired football player for the New England Patriots, has said that he forgives former teammate Drew Brees for insensitive remarks about protests involving the American flag.

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