The End of the Story
By Lyn Baker | | Celebrate, Spiritual Growth | Job 10:18-21, Numbers 11:11-15, Ruth 1:20-21
In the resurrection, Jesus showed us the true paradigm of the story that started so long ago in the garden, the literal resurrection of a man from the dead. In this incredible event God’s rule and reign were vindicated. The resurrection changed everything.
Lent and the Gospel of Suffering
By Lyn Baker | | Celebrate, Spiritual Growth | Lent, pain, suffering, Text
How do we talk about a gospel of suffering? “Gospel” means “good news.” How is suffering ever good news?? Suffering is not getting what you want and getting what you don’t want. Every single human being has both experiences.
Engaging the Next Generation: Recommended Resources for Children’s Ministry
By Lyn Baker | | Children, Evangelism and Outreach | books, Children's ministry, curriculum, Lyn Baker, Recommended Reading, resources, Text
Effectively working with children and families requires an understanding of the stages of child development and family dynamics, as well as of the essentials of the faith. The following resources may provide some helpful ideas for where to begin or how to move this important ministry to the next level.
Let the Children Come …
By Lyn Baker | | Children | All Saints Dallas, Children's ministry, Lyn Baker, Text
Jesus had a singular, loving approach to children, in contrast to his status-seeking, impatient disciples. Jesus welcomed the little ones with open arms and set their simplicity and unselfconscious humility as a standard for all his followers. We can do no less.
Sabbath as Spiritual Formation
By Lyn Baker | | Faith Formation, Spiritual Growth | Colossians 1:27, Lyn Baker, rest, Sabbath, spiritual disciplines, Spiritual Formation, Text
The command to keep the Sabbath in the Old Testament becomes an invitation to enter into God’s rest in the New Testament. Worship and the Eucharist strengthen us to go out from our Sabbath-keeping to tend and care for the personal dominion God gives each of us.