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Free Stuff Fridays (Reformed Free Publishing Association)

This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Reformed Free Publishing Association, who also sponsored the blog this week with their article Ignited by the Word: A Christian Magazine for Children. They are offering a free, 1-year subscription to Ignited by the Word to each of ten winners.

Every issue of Ignited by the Word, our Christian children’s magazine for children and young teens, has a theme. Past themes include:

  • Heaven-Bound Citizens
  • God’s Goodness and Mercy
  • The Protestant Reformation

Our January issue, “Prayer,” will be mailed out soon! Below is a sneak peak of some of the exciting content that subscribers will be enjoying in this issue.

From PreK-2nd Grade – Devotions

Closing Our Eyes

Have you ever prayed in a closet? That might seem like a strange place to pray to God! But in Matthew 6:6, Jesus tells us that a closet is a good place to pray. Why? Because a closet is a quiet, dark place without very many distractions. We are easily distracted by people or sounds or other things around us. That is why we almost always close our eyes when we pray. When we close our eyes, we suddenly create a dark, quiet place where we can pray without many distractions. Just like the closet Jesus was talking about! Closing our eyes helps our hearts and minds to focus so we are ready to pray to God reverently. Can you close your eyes and fold your hands in your prayers today?

From 3rd-5th Grade – Church History

One Who Sings, Prays Twice

…Singing is a form of prayer, but also something more. Singing helps move us to greater zeal in prayer, as we approach God with joy and gladness, love and devotion. That idea, if not the saying, goes all the way back to Augustine, a great church leader who lived over 1,700 years ago…

After years of neglect, the Reformation restored congregational singing in the church. Martin Luther, a gifted musician, believed music was essential to worship. He required students preparing for the ministry to study music. He wrote that music was given to us so we remember that “God has created us for the express purpose of praising and extolling God…

From 6th-8th Grade – Devotions

Read Jonah 2:1-10

Jonah’s Prayer of Repentance

Jonah prayed to God out of the belly of the fish when God chastised him for his sin of disobedience. In this beautiful prayer, Jonah confesses that God is right and just in His chastisement. But the beauty of Jonah’s prayer is that God doesn’t leave him in the “belly of hell” or at the “bottoms of the mountains.” Jonah confesses that salvation is of the Lord and that God delivered his life from corruption. He recommits his way unto the Lord. He promises to keep his vow to serve the Lord. With this prayer of repentance, God forgave Jonah and the fish spit him out upon dry land. This prayer reminds God’s people that we must confess our sins before God and commit our ways unto Him.

Would you like a copy of the January issue of Ignited by the Word to share with your children? How about the January issue and the next three issues, too? Enter our giveaway below for a chance to win one of ten 1-year subscriptions for free!

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    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

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    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.