Daily SOAP with the Student Staff: #13! Mark 11

Join us for Mark 11 today! Get out your Bible and journal and let’s read God’s Word and allow the Spirit to make us more like Jesus today! If you need a reminder about what the SOAP method is, see below:

  • Scripture: write out all of the words in each verse that stuck out to you the most.
  • Observation: write down several things that you noticed while reading.
  • Application: how can you apply what you read to your life today? The more specific, the better!
  • Prayer: tell God what you are thankful for, confess any sins, and ask Him to give you all that you need to be able to apply His Word to your life!

At 3pm today we gathered on ZOOM! If you missed it, check out this video and join us on our next live gathering as we let the word of God continue to shape us and mold us into more of the image of Jesus! Join us weekdays at 3pm here: https://zoom.us/j/9187062349

Daily SOAP with the Student Staff: #11! Mark 9

Join us for Mark 9 today! Get out your Bible and journal and let’s read God’s Word and allow the Spirit to make us more like Jesus today! If you need a reminder about what the SOAP method is, see below:

  • Scripture: write out all of the words in each verse that stuck out to you the most.
  • Observation: write down several things that you noticed while reading.
  • Application: how can you apply what you read to your life today? The more specific, the better!
  • Prayer: tell God what you are thankful for, confess any sins, and ask Him to give you all that you need to be able to apply His Word to your life!

At 3pm today we gathered on ZOOM! If you missed it, check out this video and join us on our next live gathering as we let the word of God continue to shape us and mold us into more of the image of Jesus! Join us weekdays at 3pm here: https://zoom.us/j/9187062349

Not Afraid

Not Afraid

Fear is everywhere.  Social media.  The news.  The grocery store….

It’s easy to be overcome by fear, but Psalm 56:3 reminds us, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Our God is before us, behind us, and always beside us.  Deuteronomy 1:30 tells us, “The Lord your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf…”

Church, let us rest in the fact that our God has declared victory.  Let us find peace in the storm knowing our God is for us, not against us, and fights on our behalf!


Lyrics

I have this confidence because
I’ve seen the faithfulness of God
The still inside the storm, the promise of the shore

I trust the power of Your word
Enough to seek Your kingdom first
Beyond the barren place, beyond the ocean waves 

When I walk through the waters I won’t be overcome
When I go through the rivers I will not be drowned
My God will make a way so I am not afraid

You keep the promises You make
There isn’t one that is delayed
So I will not lose heart, here I will lift my arms
And start to sing into the night
My praise will call the sun to rise
Declare the battle won, declare that it is done 

When I walk through the waters I won’t be overcome
When I go through the rivers I will not be drowned
My God will make a way so I am not afraid
When I am in the fire I will not feel the flames
I’ll stand before the giant, declaring victory
My God will make a way, so I am not afraid

Before me, behind me, always beside me
No shadow, no valley where you won’t find me
I am not afraid
No, I am not afraid

Before me, behind me, always beside me
No shadow, no valley where you won’t find me
No, I am not afraid
No, I am not afraid

When I walk through the waters I won’t be overcome
When I go through the rivers I will not be drowned
My God will make a way so I am not afraid
I am not afraid

When I am in the fire I will not feel the flames
I’ll stand before the giant, declaring victory
My God will make a way, so I am not afraid
My God will make a way, so I am not afraid

No, I am not afraid
No, I am not afraid

Bible Reading: Go Get The Donkey

Learn about The Triumphal Entry with Mrs. Stephanie in today’s Bible reading video. Today, consider people more important and be humble like Jesus. Then, have some fun and make a special entry way (watch video for more details) and cheer for each other. If you take pics or video, tag us or post it below.


Daily Bible Reading Plan

With Daily Bible Reading (DBR), your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! It will also prepare 1st-5th Graders for their lesson in Life Group on Sundays. Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day about God. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently. DBRs are posted to the Kids Ministry Facebook page or click HERE for April’s plan.


Daily Bible Reading Plan

With Daily Bible Reading (DBR), your child will discover new and amazing things about God, Jesus and the Bible! It will also prepare 1st-5th Graders for their lesson in Life Group on Sundays. Encourage your child to have a journal and write what they learn each day about God. Set a goal to spend time daily reading the Bible and praying with your child. Or encourage them to do so independently.


Bible Reading Posts

Take the D67 Challenge!

How are you doing discipling your kids this summer? God has given you the greatest gift ever, your children. Now is the time to teach them about JESUS!!

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3 Ways to Help Kids Connect Obedience with Joy

“But Christians should have a different reaction to the word. For us, obedience means blessing, not baggage. And the ultimate authority who was our Judge is now our Savior.” Sara Wallace gives “3 Ways to Help Kids Connect Obedience with Joy”.

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July Daily Bible Reading

With July’s Daily Bible Reading kids will focus on PEOPLE in Scripture who made choices—both good and bad. God gives people the right and ability to make choices. Those choices can either honor God or dishonor Him.

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CFBC Resource: eBooks!

Did you know the Champion Forest Baptist Church Library has a large selection of eBooks available for free!

All you need is your library card number. You can check-out and download eBooks and audiobooks to all your electronic devices. If you do not yet have a library card, click the Library Card Registration link below. Or click the eBook Library link to see what’s available.


Staff Book Recommendations

Looking for a way to spend your evenings, stimulate your mind, and feed your soul over the upcoming days? 

Try picking up one of the books a few of our pastors are currently recommending.  The following list is a short sample of books these pastors find encouraging, spiritually uplifting, or simply entertaining.  Please check back periodically for updates.

NOTE: Almost all of the below list is available via the CFBC Online Library.

Paul Calcoate – Associate Pastor of Young Adults

  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Donald S. Whitney 
  • Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and the Future. Jonathan Pokluda

Brent Johnson – Associate Pastor of Senior Adults

  • Concentric Circles of Concern: Seven Stages for Disciple Making.   Oscar Thompson                  
  • Worship: The Ultimate Priority. John MacArthur              

Wade Liberator – Associate Pastor of Adult Ministry & Evangelism

  • The Power of His Presence. Adrian Rodgers 
  • The Reasons for My Peace. Billy Grahm

Steven Morris – Champions Campus Executive Pastor

  • The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness. Kevin DeYoung 
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Abridged). Eric Metaxas

Leonard Prater – Associate Pastor of Adults

  • Habits for Holiness: How the Spiritual Disciplines Grow Us Up, Draw Us Together, and Send Us Out by Philip Nation
  • Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

Scott Riling – Pastor of Pastoral Care

  • Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud by Philip Yancey
  • Hot Tub Religion. J.I. Packer

Jeff Skipper – Pastor of Adult Ministry 

  • Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You. John Ortberg
  • Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion by Richard Foster and Gayle Beebe
  • Run the Mile You’re In: Finding God in Every Step by Ryan Hall

Stephen Trammell – Global Executive Pastor & North Klein Lead Pastor

  • Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life by David Murray
  • People Fuel by John Townsend

Activity: Palm Sunday

Use these activities to teach your children and prepare for Palm Sunday.

Hand print Palm Leaves
Children will have fun celebrating Palm Sunday with paper hand print palm branches. Trace their hand prints, cut them out and glue them onto popsicle sticks, paper tubes, or straws. Play praise music. Dance around your home. Wave palm branches during on-line worship on Sunday.

Pin the Tail on the Donkey
Invite children to draw a large picture of a donkey on a piece of paper or print one off line. Cut 2 strips of paper, 1 inch wide, for each person in the family. Hang the donkey picture on a wall that is roughly eye level to your children. Blindfold the first child. Give them the donkey tail and gently spin them around three times. Point the blindfolded child towards the donkey and ask him to place the tail on the donkey. Mark the spot where the tail was placed. Once every family member has a turn, the person with the donkey tail closest to the correct position wins.

A Road for Jesus in Your Home
Prepare a “road for Jesus” by spreading jackets/shirts along a pretend path in your home. Take turns trotting or galloping down the road. Use a broom for the donkey. While one family member is taking a turn going down the road pretending to be Jesus, the family can line up beside the road waving palm branches (use hand print palm leaves) shouting, “Hosanna!”

Jesus is Our King song
For Fun sing to the tune Yankee Doodle.
Jesus came into the town
riding on a donkey.
Clap and sing and shout and praise
Jesus is our king.
Jesus Christ is Lord of all, Jesus is our king.
Jesus Christ is Lord of all, Jesus is our king.

Edible Entry
Items Needed
o graham crackers/ saltines
o teddy bear crackers
o green-colored vanilla icing/ peanut butter (Do not use if allergic.)
o fruit roll ups
Wash hands. Children spread icing on graham crackers. Create a road by placing the crackers in a row on a table. Tear fruit roll ups into smaller pieces to create cloaks/garments the people placed on the road. Line both sides of the road with teddy-bear crackers. Pretend one teddy bear cracker is Jesus. Walk Jesus down the road while the family shouts, “Hosanna.”

Preschool Hosanna Hoedown
Play the song below. Sing & dance with your preschooler. Wave your homemade hand print palm leaves. Say, “Hosanna!” means, “Hooray for salvation! It’s coming! It’s here! Salvation! Salvation! Jesus saves us! ”
Hosanna is the bubbling over of a heart that sees hope and joy and salvation on the way and can’t keep it in. www.desiringgod.org/messages/hosanna

Preschool Printing
Print the word Hosanna on a piece of a paper in large print. Invite your preschooler to collect grass from the yard and place in a bowl. Give your young child plenty of time to search.
(MOM HINT 1: Distractions are natural. This is your child’s way of learning. Be patient. If rocks, bugs, or sand land in the bowl, it is okay. Do not focus on the finished product. Give your child lots of space to learn in the process.)
When the exploration ends, encourage your child to glue the grass on the word “Hosanna.”
(MOM HINT 2: Don’t be discouraged if the grass is glued all over the paper. None of the letters may have grass. It’s okay. Your child is learning through experimenting. Please refrain from doing it for your preschooler and remember to praise your child for working hard.)
Say, “Jesus loves us. Jesus road a donkey to Jerusalem. People waved palm leaves and shouted Hosanna as he rode by. We love Jesus.”


Daily SOAP with the Student Staff: #10! Mark 6

Join us for Mark 6 today! Get out your Bible and journal and let’s read God’s Word and allow the Spirit to make us more like Jesus today! If you need a reminder about what the SOAP method is, see below:

  • Scripture: write out all of the words in each verse that stuck out to you the most.
  • Observation: write down several things that you noticed while reading.
  • Application: how can you apply what you read to your life today? The more specific, the better!
  • Prayer: tell God what you are thankful for, confess any sins, and ask Him to give you all that you need to be able to apply His Word to your life!

At 3pm today we gathered on ZOOM! If you missed it, check out this video and join us on our next live gathering as we let the word of God continue to shape us and mold us into more of the image of Jesus! Join us weekdays at 3pm here: https://zoom.us/j/9187062349

Daily SOAP with the Student Staff: #9! Mark 5

Join us for Mark 5 today! Get out your Bible and journal and let’s read God’s Word and allow the Spirit to make us more like Jesus today! If you need a reminder about what the SOAP method is, see below:

  • Scripture: write out all of the words in each verse that stuck out to you the most.
  • Observation: write down several things that you noticed while reading.
  • Application: how can you apply what you read to your life today? The more specific, the better!
  • Prayer: tell God what you are thankful for, confess any sins, and ask Him to give you all that you need to be able to apply His Word to your life!

At 3pm today we gathered on ZOOM! If you missed it, check out this video and join us on our next live gathering as we let the word of God continue to shape us and mold us into more of the image of Jesus! Join us weekdays at 3pm here: https://zoom.us/j/9187062349