Moms: as you live, as you work, as you raise your children, you play a vital role in the spiritual well-being of your kids. It is a shared responsibility you have with your husband to see your children through the lens of the gospel. In Proverbs 31:10–31, the words of King Lemuel describe a ladyContinue reading “A Mom’s Role in the Spiritual Journey of Her Children”
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A Dad’s Role in the Spiritual Formation of His Children
Dads, I want to ask you something. When was the last time you asked your children about Jesus? When was the last time you had a conversation with your children about the nature and character of God? When was the last time you spoke to your children about the season of life you and yourContinue reading “A Dad’s Role in the Spiritual Formation of His Children”
The Role of Parents in the Spiritual Journey of a Child
Remember the show Myth Busters? I want to give you a myth and in this session, we are going to bust it wide open. Myth: “It is someone else’s responsibility to disciple my child.” So, just like in the show, we need to prove that this is false. Let’s look at our foundational texts again.Continue reading “The Role of Parents in the Spiritual Journey of a Child”
The Role of the Local Church in the Life of a Family
What do you think the role of the local church is in the life of a family? The role of the local church is this… Look with me at Ephesians 4:1–16. In particular, let’s examine v. 11–13. “And he gave himself some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equipContinue reading “The Role of the Local Church in the Life of a Family”
What do you think of when you hear the word: Family? A lot of images begin to populate in your mind when you hear the term. For some, the ideal family pops into your mind. For others, a vastly different image arises that may bring about fear or hurt. Family is a trigger word. Yet,Continue reading “Christian Family”
What is the gospel? What makes it so important? The gospel is the good news of what Jesus has done to rescue sinners and reconcile them to God.
The Beginning: A Healthy Fear of the Lord
Everything begins and ends with a healthy fear of the Lord.
Making Disciples Starts at Home
In his final words to his followers, Jesus commissioned his disciples to take the gospel to all the nations of the world by teaching and baptizing with the promise that he would be with them always. That commission still stands today for all of us. And that commission starts at home. Biblical scholars have arguedContinue reading “Making Disciples Starts at Home”
Do You Kids Know You Love Jesus?
What a surprise question to ask, right? But in all honesty, do your kids know that you love Jesus? In a world that is competing for your time, energy, and thoughts, do you children see that you have a growing relationship with the Lord on a consistent basis? Do you kids know that you spendContinue reading “Do You Kids Know You Love Jesus?”
What We Teach Our Kids Today
Have you ever thought about what you were taught as a kid? From learning the basics of reading, writing, addition and subtraction, to everyday life responsibilities like tying your shoes, someone played a part in teaching you these things. Whether it was a parent or another person, they taught you what you know and carryContinue reading “What We Teach Our Kids Today”