Quotes from Gospel Centered Kids Ministry

A few weeks ago I finished reading Gospel Centered Kids Ministry by Brian Dembowczyk. He works for Lifeway and leads the team that produces Gospel Project for Kids Curriculum. Here are some quotes from the final chapters of the book:

We see that Jesus met the spiritual needs (teaching and preaching), the physical needs (healing), and emotional needs (compassion) of the people.  Harvesting the fields always starts with me before they...Statistically, the ripest harvest field for the gospel falls in the demographic of kids. We need leaders who are to help kids see the gospel, love the gospel, grow in the gospel, and dedicate their lives to the gospel. Kids leaders might not be thought of as theologians by many people, but I believe we should be some of the most sound theologians in the church. Gospel transformation takes place when we spend time with Christ and let Him drive the gospel more deeply into our minds and hearts. Then, and only then, will the Holy Spirit produce the fruit of …

Gospel Playlist

This is a regular feature now that replaced "Playing on the Radio." I will be sharing songs from my "Gospel Playlist" on my phone.

The gospel is good news.  It reminds us what Christ has DONE for us.  As I share, I hope it will be an encouragement to you today. 

Song today is: Mercy by Matt Redman

You Are Gifted

“We have different gifts,according to the grace given to each of us.” (Romans 12:6)

Friday Discipleship

As we prepare to enter the Advent Season and move toward Christmas, I would like to share resources that have been helpful for my family during the holidays.  I know it is not Thanksgiving yet, but I have to talk about these prior to Advent or people won't have time to get them.  As always, they are available at your local Christian bookstore and if you are near Wichita, go to my favorite one, Faith and Life Bookstore in Newton.  You can order online here

Operation Christmas Child 2017

Here are some pictures from last night's Operation Christmas Child Night at Hesston MB:

What does it mean to be "in Christ"?

For 2017, the phrase I am focusing on is "in Christ."  Each week, I will post 1 verse that includes the phrase "in Christ". I look forward to growing in understanding of what it means to be "in Christ."
19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Philippians 4:19-20)

OCC Family Night

Tonight, Hesston MB Church invites all ages and the community to join us as we put together boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  We will gather from 7-8 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and the old sanctuary to put boxes together followed by dessert together.  All donations of items and cash ($9 needed for shipping of each box) are appreciated.