April 2014

New Life

The good news of Easter—Christ is alive!—is that out of sadness, disappointment, and brokenness God can bring new life.

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April 2014—New Life         

By the time most children reach middle-school age, they will have experienced some significant loss: a move that leaves old friends behind, the death of a beloved pet or perhaps a grandparent, a divorce in the family or some other disruptive event. The good news of Easter—Christ is alive!—is that out of sadness, disappointment, and brokenness God can bring new life. more

04/03/2014 at 10:10 am

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Easter Around the World

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where helay.” Matthew 28:5-6

Easter is an exciting time for Christians. We remember Good Friday as the day Jesus was crucified for our sins, and Resurrection Sunday as the day Jesus rose from the dead. Christians around the world have different ways of celebrating this special time. Here are some examples:

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03/31/2014 at 12:05 pm

Where in God’s World?

Fascinating facts about Singapore

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This Asian country is an island and a city, as well as one of the smallest countries in the world. It includes one main island. There are also 63 tiny islands, but most of them don’t have any people on them.

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03/31/2014 at 10:08 am

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Fascinating Facts about Ecuador

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Ecuador is the smallest country in South America. It gets its name from the equator, the line that divides the earth into northern and southern hemispheres, which runs through the country. Ecuador is home to about 15 million people and is a little smaller than Nevada. more

03/01/2014 at 02:18 am

Using March 2014 in groups

Though Pockets is primarily a resource for children’s personal use, the magazine can be used in groups as supplemental Sunday-school material or with weeknight groups or Pockets clubs. Here are suggestions for using the March, on the theme of self-control, issue in weekly segments.

 

Week One:

Read: Lara the Wonderful (pages 2-4) more

03/01/2014 at 01:55 am

Where in God’s World?

Fascinating Facts about Chad

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The Republic of Chad (as it’s officially known) is located in central Africa and is home to about 10 million people. The country is big—about three times the size of the state of California.

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01/01/2014 at 02:00 am

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Fascinating Facts about Latvia

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This northern European country is one of three countries that make up the Baltic States (because they border the Baltic Sea). The other two are Lithuania and Eastonia. Latvia has lots of lakes and forests. The country is home to more than 2 million people; about half of them live in the capital of Riga. more

12/01/2013 at 01:45 am

Where in God’s World?

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Fascinating Facts about China

 

More than 1.3 billion people live in China, making it the most populous country in the world. One of every five people on earth lives in China.

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10/31/2013 at 01:58 pm

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Fascinating Facts about Vanuatu

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Vanuatu is a Y-shaped chain of four main islands and 80 smaller islands in the South Pacific Ocean. People live on 65 of the islands. Several of the islands have active volcanoes and have underwater volcanoes nearby.

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09/30/2013 at 08:51 am

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A Litany on Psalm 139

One: You know, God, when I sit and when I stand.

All: God, you know me so well!

One: You know when I lie down and when I wake up.

Another: You know what I think before I think it. more

09/01/2013 at 02:00 am

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