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Oct 22, 2021

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?"

Oct 21, 2021

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!

 

Oct 20, 2021

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).  
Oct 19, 2021

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

Oct 18, 2021

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) 

Oct 15, 2021
Psalm 91 (#3) - PARENTING by Faith not Fear

Ann Dunagan concludes our Bible study in Psalm 91, with our third message focusing on PARENTING by Faith not Fear.

Oct 14, 2021

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?"

Oct 13, 2021
Psalm 91 (#2) - 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).

Oct 12, 2021

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

Oct 11, 2021
Psalm 91 (#1) - PARENTING by Faith not Fear

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.

Oct 8, 2021

With encouragement and Biblical help, Ann Dunagan shares in this Quick Question about the importance of forgiveness.

Oct 7, 2021

 

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 6, 2021
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 4, 2021
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.

Jul 27, 2021

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
Jul 23, 2021
Interview on Revive Our Hearts (#3 of 3) with Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)

In this final Mission-Minded Families interview on Revive Our Hearts (hosted by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - now Mrs. Nancy Wolgemuth), Ann Dunagan talks with Nancy about family stories and the importance of raising our children as arrows for God's purposes. Topics include balancing missions and motherhood, releasing our kids to God, and wholehearted surrender to the Lord. 

Jul 21, 2021
Interview on Revive Our Hearts (#2 of 3) with Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)

"I was naked and you clothed me . . . "

On today's episode, we're featuring Ann Dunagan's interview with Nancy Leigh DeMoss - Now Mrs. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth on Revive Our Hearts (part 2 of 3). The focus is encouraging Mission-Minded Families, and having a heart of compassion for orphans and the poor, highlighting the words of Jesus, "I was naked and you clothed Me..."

Jul 20, 2021

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

Today's focus is Mary Slessor (1848-1915), an adventurous missionary to Africa with a great heart for unreached people. .

Jul 19, 2021
Interview on Revive Our Hearts (#1 of 3) -- With Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Wolgemuth)

In this previously recorded interview with Revive Our Hearts (an international women's radio ministry hosted by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - now Mrs. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth), Ann Dunagan shares the vision for Mission-Minded Families. This session, Part 1 of 3, is focused on "Releasing Your Children's Talents." As parents, let's remember that "Missions is not just for missionaries; God's call is for all."

Jul 13, 2021

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).

Jul 12, 2021

Are you mission minded? Today, international missionary Ann Dunagan recalls what first drew her toward missions and talks about the privilege of taking part in the Great Commission. Hear how her family of nine is reaching out to the lost across the globe. (This episode is Ann's Mission-Minded Families interview with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, as recorded on FamilyLife Today.)

Jul 6, 2021

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

Today's focus is Amy Carmichael, a missionary to India (1867-1951) who rescued girls trapped in Hindu temple prostitution. She started an orphanage and was a Christian mission writer.

Jun 4, 2021

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

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