The main purpose of this blog is really to serve families, children, and youth. Sometimes that means simply pointing everyone to other resources that further that aim. Here is a fantastic piece on teaching children the gospel by Mathew Gilbert: http://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/kids-broccoli-and-jesus-teaching-the-gospel-with-passion Check it out! Now! [Photo Credit: anka.albrecht via Compfight cc]
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint –Proverbs 19:18 When it comes to skills I’m pretty aware of my strengths and weaknesses: you need a people person with great social skills? I’m you’re guy. You need me to meet a deadline? I can do it, even under pressure. You want me… Read More The Details of Discipleship: Incredibly Practical Tips for the “Dos” of Ministry
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God -Ephesians 2:19 From time to time the discussion emerges regarding the identity of Christians. Is it proper for us to refer to ourselves as sinners? Or since we have been bought by… Read More Am I A Saint Or A Sinner?
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. -Matthew 5:8 Last month’s issue of Time Magazine features a cover story highlighting young men who are swearing off Internet pornography. This is cause for rejoicing for those of us committed to the person and cause of Christ. Even if the secular sources from which… Read More 4 Truths to Combat the Lies of Porn
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31 Between the ages of 12-14 I had a paper route and used just about every dollar I made to buy video games. Most all of my waking hours not spent eating or in school were spent playing… Read More What’s Better Than Video Games?
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. -Matthew 5:41 I know this is the sort of title that seems like provocative click bait. It is the type of statement that some emergent church guy would say regarding the exclusivity of Christianity. That’s not what I mean though. I… Read More The Journey Is More Important Than The Destination
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. -1 Corinthians 13:11 Of all the prayer requests I get in ministry one of the most frustrating goes something like this: “would you pray for my boyfriend/girlfriend… Read More Help, I’m In Love With A Non-Believer
The American College of Pediatricians recently (3/21/2016) released a statement addressing the current landscape of gender identity and the affect it has on children. The 8 points brought up in the statement are as follows (the whole statement, which is not very long, can be read here): 1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait:… Read More Pediatricians Speak Out Against Gender Ideology
Here are two helpful resources on false teaching/teachers: THIS article by Colin Smith lists seven traits of a false teacher all taken from 2 Peter 2. THESE articles by Tim Challies are a good compilation of some of the better known and more influential false teachers throughout church history and some of the big name false teachers… Read More False Teacher Resources
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” -Matthew 7:15 In Peter’s second letter we read the following concerning false teachers: But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying… Read More False Teacher Arithmetic