April 2, 2012

Johnie Luker and Robbie Sikes have contributed this month to the Bible resources at Garden of Praise. Each of them with their spouses has worked countless years with children in group homes for parentless and neglected children. They each took the idea of the Gospel Train and developed lessons which present the life of Christ with a harmony of the Gospels. Johnie's train is more suitable for younger children and Robbie's for older students and adults.

Johnie's Gospel Hand correlates with the Gospel train.

The Gospel Train is a teaching method by Johnie Luker for young students to learn about the life of Christ chronologically presented with a harmony of the gospels. A mnemonic employing key words, numbers, and letters help the child remember the facts and a zip code tells where the accounts are found in each of the gospels.

The Gospel Hand correlates with the Gospel Train and illustrates 15 periods of the life of Christ. The Gospel Train and the Gospel Hand will help students learn key events from these 15 periods.

The Gospel Train - Harmony of the Gospels is a simple instrument chronologically dividing the Life of Christ into 15 divisions. This series of lessons by Robbie Sikes is more appropriate for older students and adults. For each event she shows where it can be found in the Gospels.

A Personal Note:

It is a beautiful springtime in Dallas, Texas. We have had abundant rain for the past few weeks and everything is green - for now. Water rationing is in effect and some localities are limited to watering once every two weeks. We have installed one rain barrel and are considering installing a second.

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