Teaching Tips

During an unexpected teaching moment when little eyes and ears are ready to hear, remember this:

Noah’s ark was like Jesus, our Savior. All of the people in the ark were saved from the flood which was a judgment from God upon sin. The animals were saved too.

David, the King, was like Jesus. He fought for God’s people; he conquered the enemies of God. Jesus will defend His people. He will win.

If even Solomon (with all his wealth, wisdom, and world acclaim) could let his desires become idols that caused him to sin, it could happen to us. Let’s practice giving in to others and giving up what we want.

Peter left his fishing business to be with Jesus. He saw Jesus alive after He had been crucified. He then became a great preacher. When Dorcas died, Peter raised her from the dead! Many people came to believe in Jesus as their Savior after that. (Acts 9) Peter wrote two books in the New Testament.

“Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,…” (I Peter 1:3).

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before “retiring” to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies.

My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years.

Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, “Warm-hearted Calvinists.”

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