Today's mission-minded focus is PERSPECTIVES about Harvest and Halloween from Matthew 9:35-39.
Ann Dunagan shares from her heart as a Christian mom about how to "deal with" October 31st -- from a biblical and historical perspective, focusing on the need for "Harvest" and being a light for Jesus in this dark and needy world.
With encouragement and Biblical help, Ann Dunagan shares in this Quick Question about the importance of forgiveness.
In this mini-episode, Ann shares about ROCK SOLID, an online discipleship training course, especially for families (or small groups and churches) with youth or older children. The training includes 12 weeks of some Big-Basics in Christianity, with PDF worksheets and optional videos. All are completely free and available at http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/rock-solid.
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
Be encouraged as Ann Dunagan, author of The Mission-Minded Family and mom or 7, brings a word of encouragement and practical advice, especially for busy-at-home moms, to spend time with the Lord in prayer (without condemnation).
The Great Commission in Mark 16:15 tells us, "Go into all the WORLD and preach the Gospel."
This word WORLD in the Greek is "Kosmos" which not only refers to geographic location, but into every sphere of society. Will you GO into your sphere with the Good News of Jesus?
Quick Questions -- Will you pray for missions?
Jim Elliot said, "He is no fool who gives what He cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." In today's Quick Questions, Ann Dunagan brings a challenge about giving with SACRIFICE. Recommended resources include Foxes Book of Martyrs, The Voice of the Martyrs, and Jesus Freaks, and Bible focus is Luke 18:22-23.
At Mission-Minded Families, we have books (for parents and children), podcasts, online training courses, live events, and more, for helping your family for God's Great Commission.
What does the phrase, "Great Commission" actually mean, and what are some resources at Mission-Minded Families for helping Christian parents to focus on it? Ann Dunagan answers this in a quick Q & A.
Be encouraged as Ann Dunagan shares practical ideas for busy moms and families, about being ambassadors for Jesus Christ and having a passion to be a witness for Jesus, especially during the month of October.
This episode's Bible teaching is from II Corinthians 5:17-21, focusing on the phrase, "Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us..." Highlights also include sharing the "Pumpkin Gospel" or Pumpkin evangelism (by Angie Tolpin -- FREE download at - http://angietolpin.com ), using the carving of a pumpkin to share the good news of God's salvation.
Praying and interceding for the salvation of our children, and trusting God to handle our kids, is VITAL. We need to stand in faith and PRAY for our kids. Whether your children and young and living strong for Jesus, or perhaps you have Prodigal adults who grieve your heart more than you ever thought possible. Let God be GOD in your KIDS!!! As moms, our part is to pray and to trust God. He is ABLE. He loves our kids and God can do anything.
Do not FEAR, even for your children's salvation. Worry and anxiety are not helpful "Momma-attitudes" to have; but they are traps and snares of the enemy. No matter what the present situation is regarding your children, the virtuous woman can stand on God's Word and PRAY in faith.
This week, we're focusing on how to face your FEARS with FAITH, by the power of God's Word and prayer. Today, we're looking at being fearful for the teenage years. This is nothing to joke and worry about, but a season of parenting that requires solid trust and warrior faith.
In today's QUICK QUESTION, we're addressing the FEAR of what others think. Living with a focus on the opinions of others is a trap and a snare. The Bible calls it the FEAR OF MAN (or of people). Learn how to address this FEAR, through the power of the Word of God and by FAITH.
This week in our QUICK QUESTIONS, we're learning about how to tackle FEAR head-on, by FAITH. Today's focus is an introduction to FEAR and encouragement about how to handle FEAR of the future, especially for moms, regarding the future of our children.
In this episode, Ann Dunagan shares basic foundations of what we believe as Christians. What is Christianity all about? What is so important about the CROSS and the blood of Jesus? How can we know that Christianity is true? And what about all the other religions in the world? Does it really matter what a person believes, as long as he or she is sincere?
Much of this episode is from The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, by Jon & Ann Dunagan.
The ROCK SOLID discipleship training course is available at http://missionmindedfamilies.org/p/rock-solid
How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan shares an introduction about Tribal Religions beliefs (also known as "Animism"), from a Christian mission-minded worldview.
Recommended mission books:
How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this 7-minute episode, Ann Dunagan shares a (very) brief introduction to Islam, from a Christian worldview.
How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan shares a brief (9-minute) introduction to Buddhism, from a Christian worldview.
And also, two good books are:
How do we teach our kids and teenagers about what other religions believe? In this 7-minute episode, Ann Dunagan shares a (very) brief introduction to Hinduism, from a Christian worldview.