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Bible Reading Made Practical for Kids

Recently, while sorting through some old papers, Teri discovered what we called “nickel sheets.” We used the concept to help a child, old enough to read, develop the daily habit of time in the Word. They would read a passage, usually a chapter, then write down a portion of the passage and a brief application for it in their life.

It provided a degree of accountability that they were reading during that time. The goal was to encourage reading Scripture with an understanding of application to their lives. Reading the Bible with that purpose in mind is a valuable lifetime benefit we desire our family to have.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to
be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Possible Good From The Coronavirus

These are historic times. Since the 50’s, generations have been shielded from epidemics and significant consumer shortages, except for the “gas crunch” in the 70’s. If you have the money, you can buy what you want. 

We are experiencing product shortages country wide. This seems to come as quite a shock to most US citizens who are accustomed to full shelves at the grocery store. People are afraid of not having food and supplies they are accustomed to and ultimately of getting the virus. 

There is a silver lining. Previously, many who might have had little concern about dying are now thinking about it as evidenced by their fear in contracting the virus.

What might you do in addition to taking recommended safeguards?

  1. Make a list of people who you suspect might not be saved.   
  2. Earnestly pray for them daily. Are there things you might do to help them?
  3. Seek a time when you can have a heart-to-heart talk with them regarding Jesus Christ.                                                                           

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the
life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

Retirement Home Service Closed Due to Coronavirus

Wednesday was a big day for us. We received a phone call from the retirement apartments where we have been having our church services. They said that due to the coronavirus, management has decided to cancel all activities that are conducted by non-residents as of Wednesday. We understand the concern.

They said the closure would be until April. However, we anticipate it to be extended. In the meantime, we will attend a local church we have been going to on Sunday evenings.

Within the past few days, it seems COVID-19 is beginning to affect the normalcy of life here in the United States. What about you? We have several blog readers who have told us they are in a lock-down country. How is it affecting you?

We’re so grateful that because of placing our faith in Jesus and accepting Him, as Christians, we have nothing to fear from the coronavirus. In fact, it is an incredible opportunity to share with others the hope we have in Jesus!

Steve and Teri

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.”
Psalm 112:7

Scripture Memory Party

Christopher and Anna Marie hosted a wonderful Scripture memory party on a recent Sunday evening. Christopher had encouraged all the cousins to memorize and come prepared to quote it before the others. Christopher had a reward prepared for those who recited their verses. 

The evening included singing and special treats. It was a wonderful time together. 

Steve and Teri

Drew reciting
Joshua
Ruthanne
Benji
Abby
Daniel was cute–he closed his eyes while reciting.
The group

“Let those that fear thee turn unto me,
and those that have known thy testimonies.
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes
that I be not ashamed.”
Psalm 119:79-80

Speaking in Hartford, Alabama

Steve and Teri Maxwell

Teri and Steve are going to be at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Hartford, Alabama (way south) on June 23rd/25th and would love to meet you if you are in the area. Steve will be preaching at their Sunday services and Tuesday evening. 

Topics

Sunday AM: Believer or Follower?
Sunday PM: A Godly Heritage
Tuesday PM: A Living Sacrifice

Details:

Email contact: (we will forward) managers@titus2.com
Phone: 334-806-0043
Website: lbchartford.com

Special service times on Sunday, June 23rd, 11 am and 1 PM (Lunch served between)
Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30 PM

Location: Google “Lighthouse Baptist Church, Hartford, Alabama”

In the Y of Hwy 52 and Slocomb Road (Green metal roof building, rectangular in shape, rather than traditional church building/temporary rented facility).

“We will not hide them from their children,
shewing to the generation to come
the praises of the LORD, and his strength,
and his wonderful works that he hath done.”
Psalm 78:4

Family Handyman Magazine

Christopher has gifted me with a subscription to The Family Handyman Magazine for a number of years. He knows that I’m always interested in learning better ways of creating and maintaining things around the home. If moms are looking for something very inexpensive and practical for your husband, you might consider gifting your husband with it. If you go to The Family Handyman’s website, a 1-year subscription is $10 or $15/2years.

We will have some ideas later from Titus2 for Father’s Day that will be a spiritual blessing to his heart.

“Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.”
Titus 2:6