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.

Is it ever okay to date/marry a non-believer? FAQ Blog Series (Part 2)

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Many think it’s narrow minded to discourage Christians from…

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.

“How far is too far?” FAQ Blog Series (Part 1)

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One of the most common questions I receive from youth and young adults is: “How far is too far?” Check out my response below.

The Problem with Keeping Quiet

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There are many reasons parents aren’t talking about sexuality…

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.

What Does It Mean to be a GRAND Father?

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On a flight last year to Boston, I was privileged to sit next…

Grandfathers! What Are You Doing to Produce Godly Grandsons?

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When Leo told me that his grandfather was the only male role…

The Gospel and Geocaching

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Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using a geocache…

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.

Talk early and often about sex.

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It’s not a matter of IF your children will learn about sex in…

What Does Passion Week Mean to You?

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How does your grasp of the events of Passion Week shape your understanding of the Gospel?