They received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. -Acts 17:11 If you were to poll teenagers in your church and ask them who Sabellius was, how many blank stares do you think you’d receive? Would any of them have a working knowledge of who he… Read More Teaching Teens To Swim In The Stream Of Orthodoxy
He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. -Malachi 4:6 There’s a recipe that will guarantee a movie leaves my cheeks wet. It simply requires a plot or subplot that revolves around father-son drama and a couple well written lines about the importance of that relationship. It’s a direct hit to my heartstrings,… Read More Marvel Means to Make Us Know We Need More Than Moms
If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life’s good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. -Ecclesiastes 6:3 The Wall Street Journal confirms what… Read More Dads Are Important
by Matt Capps the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’ -Deuteronomy 4:10 Editor: this post was adapted with permission… Read More Discipleship In The Home | Pt. 2
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6 You’ve heard of helicopter parenting. You’ve met tiger moms. But what about python parenting? They do more than restrict freedom; they constrict life out of their children. The way constrictor snake breeds… Read More Do You Parent Like A Python?
by Chuck Lawless “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. –Matthew 18:3 Editor: this post originally appeared at ChuckLawless. The stress of being a children’s or student minister or lay leader today must be intense at times. Children and young people seem… Read More Pastors Should Be Involved With Children’s Ministry – 10 Reasons Why
by Candice Watters Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. -Galatians 6:6 Editor: this post originally appeared here. Reading aloud to your children is one of the best things you can do for them, and with them. It makes a huge difference in their learning.… Read More Read Aloud To Your Children
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” -John 8:7 Maddi Runkles’ story has drawn no shortage of headlines. I relate to it. Like her, I live in Maryland. Like her, I’ve… Read More The Sin Of Pregnancy?
You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” -Matthew 16:23 When we encounter some of Peter’s exchanges in the Gospels he, more often than not, looks foolish. No shortage of preachers and pastors have made him the butt of… Read More Help! I’m Drowning!