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Biblical Wisdom for Kids

Shadow Valley, Part 4

Accepting God's Forgiveness • May 25, 2019

Barely escaping from Shadow Valley alive, the feared grizzly once known as Goliath, tries to put his name and his past behind him. Weak and battered, "Chuck" relies on the help and healing of a kindly country preacher, Pastor Flint, and his daughter, Cindy. When bandits begin kidnapping children from surrounding villages, Chuck is called back into action. But will the shadow of his past keep him from facing his future?

Shadow Valley, Part 3

Showing Mercy • May 18, 2019

When an attempt to show mercy causes his enemies to rise up against him, King Goliath becomes a fugitive in his own land. His only hope of survival is to somehow escape from Shadow Valley!

Shadow Valley, Part 2

God Is Always with Us • May 11, 2019

Goliath is crowned king over a strange mob of ruthless and hopeless people trapped in Shadow Valley by their sinfulness. An attempt to show mercy causes the king's enemies to seek to kill him, and Goliath must become a fugitive in his own land. His only hope of survival is to somehow escape Shadow Valley.

Shadow Valley, Part 1

The Promise of Sin Is a Lie • May 4, 2019

Paw Paw Chuck reveals the next chapter in the story of his life before coming to know Jesus. His reputation as Goliath grows as he viciously fights back bandits on Wild Mountain. But facing an ambush and certain death, he is given an offer too good to refuse: a chance to escape and be ruler over his own army in a place called "Shadow Valley!"

The Truth about Truth

Learning to Love Truth • March 30, 2019

Staci makes a new friend that helps her understand that "truth speaks even when we don't want it to." That mysterious saying leads Staci to a discovery of how important it is to love the things God loves. Meanwhile C.J. has to face the truth himself when his new buddy reveals a dishonest streak!

The Problem with Purity, Part 2

We Should Be Pure in Heart • March 23, 2019

C.J. befriends Saint Merrion, a member of "The Big White Church." When she decides not to return to her strange church to spend every day of her life telling others about Jesus, C.J. helps Saint Merrion realize she has a lot to learn about the world she hopes to witness to. Together they discover that the purity of our heart is more important to God than just appearing to be godly on the outside.

The Problem with Purity, Part 1

Sharing Jesus with Others in a Simple Way • March 16, 2019

Paw Paw Chuck and C.J. make a delivery to a local church in Pleasant Valley, a town that sounds like . . . well, a pleasant place to visit. But when the townspeople mockingly describe the members of the "Big White Church," it doesn't sound like any group of Christians Paw Paw Chuck and C.J. have ever heard of.

Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go

Desiring God's Best for Us • March 9, 2019

C.J. befriends a group of weak and pitiful creatures. He gets the surprise of his life when he discovers they don't want his help! Meanwhile, Tiffany learns that she has a terrible illness that can only be cured if she changes who she is from the inside out!

The Captain of My Destiny

We Should Let God Direct Our Plans • March 2, 2019

Staci welcomes a new arrival to Wildwood and her whole world is turned upside down! Eunice McGruff convinces Staci that if you want anything in this world, you have to make it happen for yourself. Staci likes what she hears, but is that what God tells us to do?

I'm Achan All Over

Sin Cuts Us Out of God's Blessings • February 23, 2019

Ol' Gus tells the Bible story of Achan, a man who disobeyed God and suffered for it. Meanwhile, Marsha's food and blanket drive for the needy in Wildwood is coming together nicely. But when Marsha falls to temptation, she finds herself in Achan's place!

C.J. Prospers

Rejoicing with Others • February 16, 2019

It's a battle between the 'Haves' and the 'Have-Nots'! With his father making a lot of money working for Mr. Rockler, C.J. quickly finds himself on the outs with his jealous friends. New clothes, new privileges-even Tiffany thinks C.J. is okay now! When God told us to "weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice," He didn't mean we have to be happy for C.J., or did He?

Powers and Principalities

Spiritual Battles Require Spiritual Preparation • February 9, 2019

Mr. Rockler's new railroad threatens to run right over The Fortress! Now the Club must band together to save it. They don't know it yet, but the battle is for much more than just their clubhouse . . . it's a spiritual battle for the future of Shadow Valley!

The Good Shepherd

Jesus Is the Good Shepherd • February 2, 2019

C.J. and Ned are shepherds for a day! Really, how tough can it be? But when wolves plan an attack, C.J. and Ned learn firsthand it's not as easy as it seems. Discover how our Good Shepherd cares for His sheep.

Grow Your Gifts

Exercising Your God-Given Gifts • January 26, 2019

It's time for a spiritual workout! C.J. and Gooz, each in their own way, try to use the gifts that God has given them. But when they meet some unexpected failures, they both vow to give up and never use them again! Find out how a little "gift exercise" will help keep you spiritually strong.

The Island of Ned

Two Are Better Than One • January 19, 2019

The New Wildwood Library is nearly completed and Miss Harbor's class has been given the honor of making something to go on permanent display. Ned knows just the thing and sets off to create his masterpiece. But his foolish pride and anger put the project and his life in jeopardy! Can his friends save him from destruction?

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