Each Sunday, your child will learn the Bible and how it relates to Jesus in an age-appropriate way.
Good morning! This is our 5th year in Summer Buddies and it has been fun. Each year we have a different Christian focus where we teach kids to read, write, and to fall in love with our God. This year we have been focusing on prayer. Each week has a different memory verse which reminds our kids about the importance of prayer. During our first week we learned Phil. 4:6-7. The week after that was 1 Thess. 5:16-18. Last week was Jeremiah 33:3 and next week we will be learning Luke 18:1. For today though, I want to focus our attention on 1 Thess. 5:16-18.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thess. 5:16-18).
In 2009, the inaugural gathering of The Festival of Dangerous Ideas took place at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. The Festival is an opportunity for some of the world’s greatest thinkers to come together and discuss their ideas. Topics can cover almost anything under the sun. Recent topics have included the economy, artificial intelligence, climate change, cybersexism, addiction, sugar, and the list goes on. Read more
In our Scripture for this week we run into two “secret disciples” of Jesus, a man named Nicodemus and another man named Joseph who was from Arimathea. I’ve read articles and sermons detailing the scandal of their secret allegiance to Jesus. Preachers quote Jesus to condemn Nicodemus and Joseph for their secrecy. One of the most popular passages is found in Matthew 10:32-33. Take a look at it with me. Read more
It was another great day on the courts for the BCC Tennis Academy kids and coaches! You could tell the kids are getting excited about our upcoming Summer Camp at Heritage Hall High School on June 14-17 from 9 am until Noon. Click on the images below to see lots of smiles from today! Read more
We live in an interesting day. Everyone recognizes that there is something wrong with the world, but we can’t agree upon the cause of the problem. I’ve been thinking about this during the past week as I’ve been studying John 19:16-30. I’ve come to the conclusion that even though there is a wide array, a multitude of opinions about what is wrong with our world, we can really categorize the answers under two headings: It’s someone else’s fault or it’s my own fault. Read more
Mother’s Day, according to Hallmark and the other greeting card companies, is a warm fuzzy kind of day filled with Disney-like moments, but the reality of Mother’s Day can’t be captured by a Hallmark card. The reality of Mother’s Day is this: Mother’s Day, like life, is complicated. First of all, there are mothers with us this morning who are experiencing a Hallmark kind of moment this Mother’s Day. Cherish it. Relish it. Drink in it in like a cool drink of water on a hot summer’s day. There are others among us for whom today is not such a festive occasion. There are mothers with us this morning who have lost a child. I don’t need to try and describe what they are feeling. There are also those among us who no longer have a mom present to honor and Mother’s Day can be very lonely and painful, a reminder of what we once had, but no longer can enjoy. Or, some whose mothers are no longer with us suffer the grief of knowing they failed to honor her while she was alive and now the opportunity is gone. There are also mothers who are with us, but who are not with their children because something has happened to break the relationship they once had with their son or daughter and today is a painful reminder of what once was. There are also people with us whose mom was never the storybook description of what a mom should be and this day is lonely, filled with sorrow, and for some, a deep, deep bitterness because they never got to experience what their friends did while they growing up. Mother’s Day is complicated. Read more