100 Verses

8th November, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Would you like to memorize 100 verses with little effort?  If so, I have just the right way to do it.  Robert J. Morgan wrote a book called 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know.   Morgan makes it easy to memorize and he does it in a systematic way as well. In the first forty-four pages » Read More

Paraphrasing Paul

6th August, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

One of the best ways to find out if you understand the content of a biblical passage is to paraphrase it in your own words. You must grasp the meaning of the verses in order to rewrite what you have read in simple and ordinary, yet accurate, words. This past week I wrote the first of » Read More

Another Great Book Find

11th July, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

It’s happened again. I found another great book I want to recommend.  Just by browsing online at Christian Book Distributors I discovered the book Paul and His Letters by John B. Polhill.  Now that the Acts portion of GGC:NT2 is halfway written, the epistles are looming ahead. I began reading Polhill’s book in preparation for » Read More

In the Beginning God …

15th April, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

What can you learn about God from one small verse?  Take Genesis 1:1 for instance: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”  In these ten words God tells us much about who He is. Here’s a list of a few things: 1. God was in the beginning before anything existed — He » Read More

The Life and Letters of Paul

19th January, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I am deep in the thoes of writing God’s Great Covenant: New Testament 2 (Acts, Epistles, and Revelation).  I am gathering together the biggest amount of resources so far. Calvin, Boice, Stott, Kistemake, F.F. Bruce, Dennis Johnson … that’s just to name a few of the commentaries I’m referring to as I write. And, I recently » Read More

Daily Life in Ancient Galilee

8th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This week in a local church in the Harrisburg-Mechanicsburg, PA, area, I’m doing a workshop on Daily Life in Ancient Galilee. Knowing what life was like in first century Galilee will help students and teachers alike understand how Jesus lived growing up in Nazareth and spending much of His years of ministry around the Sea of » Read More

Central Pennsylvania Engage Conference

17th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

During the weekend of November 8-9, 2012, the Engage Conference is being held at the West Shore Evangelical Free Church. This conference is for anyone (pastors, Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, kids’ clubs leader) who work with children from nursery age through high school. Churches leaders from all over central Pennsylvania will be attending. I » Read More

Better or Worse — God never changes

2nd October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Everything in life changes. From day to day the weather goes from hot to cold, my energy level goes up and done, nothing stays the same. When I start each day, I don’t know what my day will look like. Appointments are cancelled, new appointments made — I never know in the morning how many changes » Read More

The Manna Principle

27th September, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The answer to all our daily problems is simple: trust God!  Yes, it’s simple, but what does it mean and how do we do it?  In his book Running Scared Ed Welch talks about “the manna principle.”  This principle is an effective way to teach your children what it means to trust God. In the Sinai » Read More

100 Prophecies

12th August, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Did you know that Jesus fulfilled over one hundred Old Testament prophecies?  We are all familiar with the words from Micah 5:2, “But you, Bethlehem … out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel.”  Prophecies about Jesus’ death from Isaish 53 and the Messiah Psalms are also well-known. What » Read More

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