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Oct 21, 2019
A Mom's PRAYER Life: Psalm 1

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).

NOTE: Bible memory pictures (FREE flash cards) are available for Psalm 1.

Oct 18, 2019

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?

Oct 17, 2019

Quick Questions -- Will you pray for missions?

Oct 16, 2019

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.

 

Oct 15, 2019

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.

Oct 14, 2019
Let's SHINE!  - PASSION to be a Witness in October (II Cor. 5:20)

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. 

Oct 11, 2019

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. 

Oct 10, 2019

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. 

Oct 9, 2019

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. 

Oct 8, 2019

 

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. 

Oct 7, 2019

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

Oct 4, 2019

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. 

 

  • Here is "Highlights of World Religions" from  Teaching With God's Heart for the World, Volume 2, (by Ann Dunagan) which includes several pages about understanding Tribal/Animism and explaining this religious belief to young people,from a Christian mission-minded perspective. Included are basic beliefs, how to pray for people from remote tribal religions, and encouraging spiritual caution and prayer when learning about ancient religions -- introduced through popular family movies (such as Pocahontas, Moana, Avatar, or The Lion King), or in historical displays honoring ancient cultures and native religious practices. 

Recommended mission books:

  • Eternity in their Hearts by Don Richardson
  • Peace Child, by Don Richardson
  • Bruchko, by Bruce Olsen

 

 

 

Oct 3, 2019

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. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Muslim upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

 

Oct 2, 2019

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. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Buddhist upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

  • Here's our wonderful national missionary friend in Asia, Haran, (who is also a NETS minister with Harvest Ministry) who preaches the Gospel to people from the Buddhist faith, Reach Himalaya Ministries, with many inspiring stories. 

  

 

And also, two good books are:

  • So What's the Difference? By Fritz Ridenour
  • Jesus in a New Age, Dalai Lama World (Defending and Sharing Christ with Buddhists), By M. Tsering

 

Oct 1, 2019
Harvest & Halloween - PERSPECTIVES of a Mission-Minded Mom (Matthew 9)

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.

Oct 1, 2019

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. 

 

 

  • Check The Voice of the Martyrs at http://persecution.com for many stories of people who have surrendered to Jesus from a Hindu upbringing, who are now willing to suffer and be persecuted and even to die for their faith in Jesus.

 

  • Here's our wonderful national missionary friend in Asia, Haran, (who is also a NETS minister with Harvest Ministry) who preaches the Gospel to people from the Hindu faith, Reach Himalaya Ministries, with many inspiring stories. 

 

Sep 27, 2019

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should you care for the UNBORN?"

ld we care for the UNBORN

Sep 26, 2019

What about people who have never heard the Gospel?

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should we care for the UNREACHED?"

Sep 25, 2019

This week's Quick Questions focus on highlighting famous missionary heroes from history, with quotes and inspiring mission excerpts.

Today's focus is Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) a missionary to Ecuador and a Christian author.

At Daring Daughters, we feature an article about her life with 88 Inspiring Quotes by Elisabeth Elliot (to commemorate her 88 years) -- http://daringdaughters.org/elisabeth-elliot

Her books include:

  • Through Gates of Splendor
  • Passion and Purity
  • Let Me Be A Woman
Sep 24, 2019

A busy mom asks,

"How can I guard my marriage, when I'm so busy with little ones?"

In this mini-episode, Ann Dunagan answers this question with encouragement about the priority of marriage in our busy lives as moms.

Sep 23, 2019
Keys for Moms from the Lord's PRAYER (Matthew 6)

How can we pray more effectively as busy moms? Ann Dunagan looks at strategic keys for busy moms from the Lord's PRAYER -- from Matthew 6:9-13. How did Jesus teach us to pray? How can we pray more effectively? How can we be more honest before God in prayer?  Join Ann for this week's episode of Mission-Minded Families.  

Note:  Bible memory pictures (teaching pages and flash cards) are available for these verses of The Lord's Prayer -- at http://daringdaughters.org/bible-pictures and also on iTunes.

Sep 18, 2019

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should we care for ORPHANS?"

Sep 17, 2019

 

This week, we're focusing on needs of the world and the importance of compassion, from a Biblical and mission-minded perspective. In today's Quick Question, Ann Dunagan answers,

"Why should we care for the POOR?"

Sep 11, 2019

As we finish up our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Philippians, we're looking at Chapter 4, which is filled with some of the most encouraging scriptures:

  • Rejoice in the Lord, always...
  • Be anxious for nothing...
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me . . . 
  • And my God shall supply all my needs. . . 

Also, we're looking at Aiming our Children as Arrows, specifically to HIT the bulls-eye of God's purpose for their lives, not on the NO-side of legalism, but on the YES-side of God's LIFE!

 

Sep 9, 2019

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:

  • "I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord..."  (verse 8) and
  • "that I may gain Christ and be found in Him..." (verse 9).  
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