This week, our Quick Question focus is introducing your family to some simple Gospel-sharing tools (along with some wonderful global-impacting ministries). Today, our focus is introducing you to Operation Christmas Child, with Samaritan's Purse. You and our kids can fill up a shoe-box and help share the Gospel with children in another country across the globe.
As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Philippians, we're in Chapter 3, with a focus on relying on God's grace not our own works, living for heaven, and knowing God personally.
We talk about weeping for the lost, praying earnestly for people who need Jesus, and aiming our children as ARROWS for God. In this lesson, we focus on a 3rd part of an arrow, the SHAFT (which needs to be straight and solid), representing the solid WORD OF GOD.
Two key verses from Philippians 3:
This week, our Quick Question focus is introducing your family to some simple Gospel-sharing tools (along with some wonderful global-impacting ministries). Today, our focus is introducing you to the EvangeCube, a simple tool which shows pictures to help share the message of the Gospel. Online at e3Resources.com.
In today's episode, we're continuing our verse-by-verse Bible study going through the Book of Philippians, in Chapter 2, verses 1-30. We talk about the surrendered life of Jesus, coming to earth and going to the CROSS out of love for this world, and raising our children to follow His example.
Key thoughts include the power of the Name of Jesus (and teaching our kids to pray "in Jesus' Name"), living lives with self-sacrifice and total surrender to God, obeying God when no one is looking, and as a mission-minded family, the importance of honoring those who have sacrificed for the sake of the Gospel.
We also look at the 2nd part of the ARROW, the 3-vein "fletching," which allows the arrow to spin in flight with accuracy and stability -- representing the importance of training our children to have a personal living and vibrant relationship with our God (the Trinity): God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under th earth, and that every tongue shold confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." --Philippians 2:10-11
"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." --Philippians 1:12-13
This week, our Quick Question focus is introducing your family to some simple Gospel-sharing tools (along with some wonderful global-impacting ministries). Today, our focus is introducing you to the JESUS Film, the story of Jesus, now available in over 1600 languages, along with a new JESUS Film App, that you can download on your phone.
In today's episode, we're beginning a brand-new Bible study, starting verse-by-verse through the Book of Philippians, Chapter 1, verses 1-30. Key thoughts include being "BONDSERVANTS" of Christ and "SAINTS" (verse 1), living by God's GRACE (verses 2 and 6), and living everyday for God's GLORY (verse 11). Special focus is also about living with NO FEAR, and raising our children to be ARROWS for God.
"Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." ---Philippians 1:6
(Full-length episode -- 27 minutes)
This week's Quick Questions focus on highlighting famous missionary heroes from history, with quotes and inspiring mission excerpts.
Today's focus is Gladys Aylward, a daring missionary to China (1902-1970).
Ann Dunagan concludes our Bible study in Psalm 91, with our third message focusing on PARENTING by Faith not Fear.
Today, Ann encourages busy-at-home moms with a Bible study in Psalm 91:6-12 and a practical focus on PARENTING by Faith not Fear (part 2).
How can you live by FAITH, not be FEAR. Learn keys for mission-minded parenting with Ann Dunagan, mom of 7 and author of The Mission-Minded Family.
Do you sometimes wake up feeling weak, grumpy and inadequate? Today, we're continuing our study on Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective, today we are in verses 24 through 27, focusing on fruitfulness in your life and making PROGRESS for the LORD from the inside-out.
Proverbs 31:25 tells us, "Strength and honor are her clothing and she will rejoice in time to come." Let's clothe ourselves with God's strength and God's grace . . . and live in JOY as God's virtuous mission-minded women!
Join Ann Dunagan as we continue with our 4th lesson in Proverbs 31, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Today, we're in verses 18-23 -- with a focus on having a PASSION for your Marriage and Home -- plus a bit extra about living by faith not fear and being a warrior in prayer, not a worrier.
Today, we're continuing our Bible study in Proverbs 31. Join Ann Dunagan as she will encourage you from God's Word. We're learning about The Virtuous Woman, from a Mission-Minded Perspective. Our focus is on PRIORITIES of a mom and being empowered and strengthened by God's grace.
Continuing our study about Proverbs 31 from a Mission-Minded Perspective. THis week, our focus is having compassion and generosity for the POOR and being obedient to "Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth and judge righteously and PLEED the cause of the poor and needy."
Ann Dunagan addresses these needs with a practical focus, especially for the busy-at-home mom and her family. What could you do? How can you help? Come listen and be encouraged!
In this episode, Ann Dunagan introduces the first, but lesser-known godly woman referred to in Proverbs 31: it's the MOTHER, who is giving strong council to her son, as he prepares to become a king.
As we begin this new 6-week series on Proverbs 31, we discuss the importance of teaching biblical and personal convictions to our children and teenagers and having a high standard of love and example as Mission-Minded Families.
As we study Proverbs 31:1-5, we consider the strong testimony of Missionary Hero and Olympic Gold Medalist, Eric Liddell (and his personal conviction about not running on Sunday), along with a personal conviction regarding drinking alcohol - including five good reasons for Mission-Minded Families to abstain.
In today's episode, we're looking at the celebration and holiday of Easter, or Resurrection Sunday. Is it okay to decorate Easter Eggs or to take kids to an Easter Egg hunt? How can we teach our children about the true meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ? And at this time of the year, how can we redeem culture to share the Gospel with people who need God's salvation? What are fun ideas to impact your community for Jesus during this Easter season.
Follow our Good Friday / Easter Series: http://harvestministry.org/tag/good-friday
Recommended movie about the Ressurection: Risen
In today's episode, we're looking at why this day when we remember Christ's death on the CROSS is called "Good" Friday. What is the importance of Good Friday and what are some ideas to teach our children about the death of Jesus on the Cross?
Good Friday series: http://harvestministry.org/tag/good-friday
FREE book - The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus
In today's quick question, you'll learn about the beautiful Jewish holiday of the Passover, and all the symbolism that points to JESUS, along with fun ideas to teach your children about how the Passover teaches us about God's salvation and how Jesus is our Messiah and Passover Lamb.
In this 10-minute episode, we learn all about St. Patrick's Day from a Christian mission-minded perspective. Who was the real-life Missionary to Ireland, named Patrick? What does it mean to be a "Saint"?
Learn more at http://harvestministry.org/patrick
As you're planning for a new year, here are a few reflection and projection questions . . . for looking back and looking forward.
Here's our EPIC New Year's Life-Planning Guide <<<
One-year Bible Reading Chart <<<
Our focus for this new year is the word, "EPIC."
In this quick Q & A, Ann Dunagan shares what this #oneword is all about for Mission-Minded Families, including an acronym for "E.P.I.C."
Here's our EPIC New Year's Life-Planning Guide <<<
One-year Bible Reading Chart <<<
Today's lesson continues our series about how to have an "EPIC" New Year. "E" stands for being EMPOWERED everyday by God's Holy Spirit, and that begins by totally surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ.
Much of today's lesson comes from one of our ROCK SOLID Discipleship Course lessons, all about "How do I LIVE for God? And how do I share my faith?" We're talking about the importance of living with total SURRENDER to Jesus, making Him the LORD of every area, and the importance of our personal testimony.
EPIC Life-Planning Course: http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/epic
How would you like your everyday life to be a part of God's EPIC and eternal story?
Come join us at Mission-Minded Families as we're getting ready for an "EPIC" new year --
Empowered everyday by God's Holy Spirit,
Preparing for God's Purposes,
Impacting others, all over the world, for the Glory of God, and
Connecting with those CRAZY God-dreams He's hidden in your heart (and connecting with a Christian community -- to help see your dreams coming true!)
Find us online at Mission-Minded Families -- http://missionmindedfamilies.org
Request to join our Private Facebook Group for Daring Daughters -- at http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/dd
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Get inspired and encouraged to get into God's Word, the Bible. Ann Dunagan, mom of 7 and author of The Mission-Minded Family shares practical ideas for busy moms, without condemnation.
NOTE: Bible memory picture cards are available (FREE -- in PDF files) for Psalm 23 at http://daringdaughters.org/bible-pictures
This episode focuses on seeking God for His GOALS and PLANS for the new year, from a mission-minded perspective.
Are you ready for an EPIC New Year? Come join Ann Dunagan for a Life-Planning series for 2018 -- with videos, worksheets, assessments, and a community of Daring Daughters to encourage you. You can download the 20-page guide, to help you step-by-step -- and the online training is FREE!!!
Focus your life for God's Purposes!
At Mission-Minded Families, we want to help you to live everyday, 24/7, for eternity and God’s glory. This Prayer Guide will help you to review this past year as you look forward to the next year, prayerfully considering your personal, family, ministry and mission priorities.