Identity in Christ: How the Bible Answers the Question “Who Am I?”

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“Who am I?” Every young person asks themselves this question. It is the challenge of childhood and hunt of humanity to discover ones identity. Society shouts to our children, attempting to convince them that they can create their own identity through the clothes they wear, the car they drive, the cause they support, their tattoos, music, job, and the sexuality they embrace. As a result, identity can change with a new pair of clothes, a new accessory, or a proclamation of gender expression. Children are told to explore and construct their own identity based on their preference. Due to the importance of this topic, every church, school and family should address it with children. This document will introduce you to identity in Christ so that we may achieve the goal of helping young people understand and live out a God-defined, Jesus-centered, and gospel-driven identity.

6 Ideas to Help You Train Your Children to Worship Corporately

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Like learning anything, it takes time for young children to learn how to worship corporately. If worshipping as a family is new to you, just getting your children to sit quietly without embarrassing you or distracting others is a big win! If your children are new to corporate worship, here are six suggestions that may be helpful as you train your children to worship corporately.

Discipling Your Grandchildren is available now!

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As a grandparent with a passion to impact your grandchildren for Christ, do you sometimes struggle to find fun and meaningful ways to disciple them and leave a lasting legacy of faith? Help is at hand in Discipling Your Grandchildren, which contains dozens of suggestions and strategies to help you do just that.

During a Pandemic What a Child Needs Most is Hope in God

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The Coronavirus provides you the opportunity to talk about where we put our trust and where we look for hope. Use this opportunity to build up your child’s God-confidence. Learn how to have a conversation with your child about fear and anxiety, discuss passages that help us put our trust in God, and learn how to fill your child with hope in God.

Navigating Three Grandparenting Landmines

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Avoid three common landmines that grandparents unintentionally experience. This article will equip you to partner together by having a conversation with your adult child that focuses on three sticky subjects grandparents often face: discipline, media, and food.

The Importance of Teaching the Whole Bible During the Early Years

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A ministry leader made the following recommendation about delaying the teaching of topics such of morality, humanity, creation, government, family, and economics, "I would suggest a starting age of at least 11 since [the author] presents ideas for which younger children probably lack enough familiarity to reason through what he is saying." Learn why this is an unwise and unbiblical approach to take with children and gain a vision to teach children from their earliest days the whole Bible.

Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline

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Discipline is a key component of discipleship and the problem solving side of parenting that recognizes something is wrong in the heart of the child. In this article we will explore five characteristics of biblical discipline.

Why Homeschool? 15 Reasons We Choose to Home Educate Our Children

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Here are 15 reasons why my wife and I decided to homeschool our children.

Understanding Biblical Authority: 3 Categories of Illegitimate Authority

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Authority is not a popular concept. We like to have authority, but not to be under authority. The Bible is our authority when we acknowledge it is true, embrace it, submit to it, and walk in obedience to God’s Word. Sometimes, often unintentionally, Christians look to others sources of authority such as science, experience, or man's word and would benefit from learning how to give the Bible functional authority in their life.

Characteristics of a Disciple-Making Grandparent

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Almost every grandparent that I’ve met wants to connect deeply with their children and grandchildren and make an eternal difference in their lives. The Bible equips us to do that. In this post I explore four biblical principles that will help you disciple future generations.

The Tale of Two Lumberjacks: A Meditation on Eccl. 10:10

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Ecclesiastes reminds us, "If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed" (Eccl. 10:10). The point of Ecclesiastes 10:10 is clear: Wise people sharpen their edge. Read more to learn how to sharpen your edge and experience three impactful outcomes.

A Family-Equipping Vision for Your Church

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A concise and compelling family-equipping vision to help your church implement a strategy to equip parents and grandparents to disciple future generations.

Five Reasons for Family Worship

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Today, dedicate yourself to the discipleship of your children in family worship. Here are five reasons for you to consider.

Family Talk: News and Resources for Family Discipleship

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News and Resources for Family Discipleship: Children trained to be social justice warriors | Six truths about parenting that change everything | Recognize the attack on your family | Sexual dialogue in television shows

My Child Told Me He is Gay, Now What?

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I'm regularly asked by parents whose child has told them that he thinks he is gay and wonder what to do next. Here are a few items to consider if you find yourself in this unexpected place.

Why Worldview Matters

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Every parent, grandparent, and pastor that I know wants to see their children grow up to know, love, and follow Jesus for a lifetime, yet many struggle to pass on faith to the next generation. That's why worldview matters. Biblical worldview is worthy of our attention and resources. Here are six reasons why every family, church, and school needs to help children develop a biblical worldview.