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Parents' Corner | March 1 ,2020

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Dear Parents, Jonah lived during the time Jeroboam II was king over Israel, mere decades before the Northern Kingdom of Israel was destroyed. Jonah was a prophetand while he is best known as the man who was swallowed by a big fish when he tried to run away from God, his story continues beyond chapter 2 to reveal what Jonah knew all along: God is "a gracious and compassi...

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Parents' Corner | February 26, 2020

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Dear Parents, Hosea was a prophet to the Northern Kingdom of Israel for at least forty years. God sent Hosea to tell Israel of God's hatred toward sin and of His coming judgment. (See Hos. 4:1,6.) God also sent Hosea to bring a message of lovea love that never gives up. (See Hos. 11:7-9.) To get the message across to the Israelites, God used Hosea's own life ...

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Parents' Corner | February 2, 2020

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Dear Parents, King Uzziah's death marked the end of an era. His reign had been long and prosperous. Uzziah became king when he was 16, and he reigned over Judah for 52 years. Uzziah had listened to the prophet Zechariah; he feared God, and God made him prosper. But Uzziah's pride got the best of him. (See 2 Chron. 26:16.) God struck Uzziah with leprosy. Then ...

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Parents' Corner | January 26, 2020

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Dear Parents, Everyone gets sick at some point in his or her lifetime ... often many times! Illness is probably no stranger to your kids. In today's Bible story, Naamana commander for the Syrian armywas really sick. He had leprosy, a skin disease that was likely disfiguring and isolating. Without a cure, Naaman would face great suffering. But help came from an...

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Parents' Corner | January 19, 2020

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Dear Parents, The prophet Elijah had just witnessed God's great display of power over the false god Baal. God had sent fire from heaven and then ended a long drought with a great rain. Elijah must have felt a sense of victory; the evil King Ahab could not deny the one true God. But trouble awaited Elijah in the form of Ahab's wife, Jezebel. When Jezebel heard...

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Parents' Corner | January 12, 2019

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Dear Parents, This week, we continue in the big story of the Bible by learning about the contest between Elijah and the prophets of Baal. King Ahab was an evil king. In fact, "Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him" (1 Kings 16:33). The things that Ahab did made God angry. God wanted His people to be fa...

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Parents' Corner | December 29, 2019

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Dear Parents, The wise men were magi. Their study of the stars led them to Judea to find and worship Jesus, the newborn King. Before they found Jesus, though, the wise men met King Herod. God had promised the Jewish people a new king one who would save them from their enemies. King Herod was not that king. Imagine how he felt when he heard about a new king in...

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Parents' Corner | December 22, 2019

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Dear Parents, Do you think it was just by chance that Caesar Augustus called for a census? Did it just so happen that Mary and Joseph were traveling to Bethlehemthe very place the Messiah was prophesied to be born? (Micah 5:2) God is in control of all things, which He showed by using a pagan emperor to bring about His plan. After Jesus was born, Mary laid Him...

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Parents' Corner | December 15, 2019

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Dear Parents, People had been waiting a long time for Jesus. God hinted at His coming in the garden of Eden when He promised a seed to conquer the serpent. (Gen. 3:15) The prophets told of His coming hundreds of years before His birth. God was working out His plan to bring His people back to Himself. In the Bible, God sometimes used angels to communicate His ...

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Parents' Corner | December 8, 2019

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Dear Parents, When Jesus met two disciples on the road to Emmaus, He told them, "These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with youthat everything written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled" (Luke 24:44). How does the Book of Psalms point us to Jesus? While the book does contain some implicit Messianic ...

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