Gospel Advocate’s Quarterly Update for Summer 2014 is now available on our website. The Quarterly Update is an excellent resource for elders, Bible school directors, teachers and other church leaders. Each issue includes practical tips, product information, special offers and more. View or download your copy today by clicking >> HERE
Did you realize that Gospel Advocate’s adult curriculum, including the teen study, follows the same topics? Whether you are using Companion (our annual lesson commentary) or Foundations (our adult quarterly) or Horizons (our teen quarterly) the lesson texts are the same.
Each of the three guides is written by a different author – each one qualified and experienced. The common theme allows families to engage in their Bible study together as they prepare for their classes. The theme for this summer is “Jesus, the Master Teacher.”
Beginning this fall, the themes for 2014-15 will focus on a study of fundamental truths. Using the overall title of “God’s Plan for Us,” each quarter will cover a series of in-depth lessons on basic principles of the Christian faith.
The topics for each quarter continue the emphasis on personal commitment to the Lord. The fall theme is “This We Believe”; winter, “This We Teach”; spring, “This We Do”; and summer, “This We Recognize.” Appropriate biblical texts will be selected for each lesson.
To see a sample lesson from each…click on the thumbnails below
Winter 2013 – Lesson 8
Winter 2013 – Lesson 8
Winter 2013 – Lesson 8
Some churches have been using these studies for youth and adult Bible classes for many years and have been strengthened by their studies. Why not consider, starting with the summer quarter, trying our curriculum for the class you attend and/or teach?
Add fun and interest to your
Bible class with handmade flipcharts.
Looking for a way to add a little visual to your Bible class? Flipcharts are easy to construct and make it much easier for young children to understand the lesson. See the step-by-step method on page 42 of the March/April CW or click here for a downloadable sample with easy instructions.
Christian Woman Prayer Calendar, part 2
In CW’s Jan./Feb. issue, we began a year focused on prayer. Our prayer calendar for the months of March and April can be found on pages 28-29 of the M/A issue, or it is available to download here. Each day has a scripture to direct our thoughts.
In March we will be focusing on prayers for the church, asking God to help us obey His commands and use our gifts to build up His body. In April, we will focus on prayers for our government and leaders, asking God to give us leaders who will be guided by His truth and who will be guided by compassion.
Click here for the first part of our calendar, from the Jan./Feb. issue.
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Gospel Advocate’s Quarterly Update for Spring 2014 is now available on our website. The Quarterly Update is an excellent resource for elders, Bible school directors, teachers and other church leaders. Each issue includes practical tips, product information, special offers and more. View or download your copy today by clicking >> HERE
Commit to Daily Prayer in 2014
What if we took Philippians 4:6 to heart and truly became a nation of prayer warriors, devoting 2014 to a daily time of focused prayer? Using a particular theme for each month, what if each of us spends some time every day in prayer that is centered on God’s Word? Imagine what we could accomplish through God and for God!
To that end, Christian Woman magazine has committed to providing a prayer calendar in each issue this year, with a thought or scripture to use of something specific to pray for each day of the month. You might want to write each day’s verse on a notecard to carry with you so that, throughout the day, the verse itself can serve as a prayer. It is available here for download and will be available in each issue.
In January let us focus on the New Year and on making sure our own lives are where they need to be with God. Let’s ask God to use us for His work and pray that our eyes and ears will be open to the opportunities He places in our lives each day. For February, let our focus be on love. Spend time praying that we can love one another, love our friends, love our neighbors, and love our enemies. Pray also that we can better demonstrate that love to those around us.
It isn’t necessary to set aside a particular time and place for voicing your requests; regardless of where you are, you can share what is on your heart with God. Once a week, consider reviewing all of the things that you have prayed for, and reflect on how He is already answering your prayers and giving you opportunities to serve Him.
God wants us – all of us! Let’s give Him every aspect of our lives and watch as He works through us.
(Excerpted from “A Nation of Prayer Warriors” by Michelle Moore, J/F 2014 CW)
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Looking for a different way to give cash as a gift this holiday season? Tie up single dollar bills with ribbon and place them in a clear plastic bag. Download our easy printable label (available in 2 sizes) and staple it to the top of the bag.
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Gospel Advocate’s Quarterly Update for Winter 2013-14 is now available on our website. The Quarterly Update is an excellent resource for elders, Bible school directors, teachers and other church leaders. Each issue includes practical tips, product information, special offers and more. View or download your copy today by clicking >> HERE