Struggling in Our Faith

I'm just going to put it on the table: Thomas has been given a bad rap. Who is Thomas, you ask? Perhaps this will help: Doubting Thomas. You know who I am talking about now, don't you? We all are familiar with the reason why Thomas is known as the Doubter found in John 20:24-29 which is also one of the study passages in the upcoming session, "Jesus Appeared to the Disciples." But how many of us recall that it was Thomas who, when Jesus shared that He wanted to go to Bethany after ... [Reading More]

Finish Strong

Can you believe it? You and your kids are about to complete a three-year study of the entire Bible!  My heart swells with joy and gratitude just writing those words! Three years of Bible stories. Three years of big picture questions. Three years of key passages. Three years of learning the Bible is one big story that points to Jesus! Here are some ways to reinforce what kids have learned over the last three years: Celebrate. What better way to commemorate three years of walking through ... [Reading More]

A Disciple-Making People

This is a post is by Devin Maddox, who serves as the Christian living and Christian leadership trade book publisher at B&H Publishing Group. He is also a PhD student in Applied Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, focusing his research on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s early life and writing. He and his wife, Cara, and two boys live in Nashville, Tennessee. To see this whole blog series click here. To order The Gospel Project for students or adults click these links. To ... [Reading More]

Spring 2015 Leader Tips, Session 9—The Ordinances

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Spring lesson 9 to access the Session 9 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Spring 2015, Session 9—The Ordinances: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Tips and videos for previous lessons are available on the Adult Blog. You can also check out the Additional Resources page for podcast recommendations and blog ... [Reading More]

The Who of the Bible

The Bible is one big story centered around the Jesus. That is the driving truth behind The Gospel Project. It is essential that we teach our kids how to read the Bible through this lens, and it is perhaps the best way that we will help our kids learn to love to read the Bible and be positioned for a lifetime of fruitful times in God's Word. It is important that our kids know the basic facts of the Bible. These facts form the "what" of the Bible and connect with their minds. But we ... [Reading More]

Explaining Application Without Teaching Moralism

Since the Gospel Project for Kids team is launching the second 3-year cycle, I’ve been gathering lists of key passages that we can use to help kids, preschoolers, and toddlers understand the gospel and hide God’s Word in their hearts. Have you ever looked up “best Bible verses for kids” on your favorite search engine? Try it. I was expecting foundational verses that would help kids understand who God is and what He did for them through Jesus. I was expecting: “For God loved the world in ... [Reading More]

Biblical Preaching: A Discussion Panel at the SBC

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The Gospel Project is excited to host a discussion panel on preaching with Ed Stetzer, H.B. Charles Jr., Chip Henderson, and J.D. Greear. Sign Up Here! All of us agree that preaching is central to pastoral ministry and the spiritual formation of our local churches. All of would agree that the core message of our preaching should be centered on the biblical text. However, there are disagreements concerning philosophies and styles of preaching. During this discussion panel we will explore ... [Reading More]

Spring 2015 Leader Tips, Session 8—Fellowship

Every week, we provide interactive teaching helps and additional ideas / activities for The Gospel Project sessions. Click TGP Spring lesson 8 to access the Session 8 interactive teaching suggestions. In the video below, Trevin Wax coaches leaders on teaching Spring 2015, Session 8—Fellowship: Joining Together with the Family of God. Tips and videos for previous lessons are available on the Adult Blog. You can also check out the Additional Resources page for podcast recommendations and ... [Reading More]

What Gives a Kid Worth?

It almost rolled right out of my mouth. It was that close. But thankfully, the words never materialized. "Joshua, I think your artwork is better than your classmates' art." My family was at Joshua and Hannah's elementary school for a book fair and after buying a few books and eating a hot dog and potato chip dinner (hey, it was free!), we ventured down to each of their classrooms to check out their recent art projects hanging on the walls. As I examined Joshua's self-portrait I found ... [Reading More]

Holding a Parents Meeting

The Gospel Project for Kids team is excited about the new three-year scope and sequence that begins this fall and we have heard from so many kids ministry leaders across the country who are as well! As you prepare to launch into the new cycle of The Gospel Project for Kids in September - whether this is going to be your first time through or you are beginning your second - I would encourage you to see this as an opportunity to cast vision to the parents (or grandparents/guardians) of the kids in ... [Reading More]