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.

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…

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.

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?

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.

FaceTime with the Lord

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Recently, I experienced the pleasure of FaceTime with my grown children. Since we are scattered across the East Coast, being together is a rarity. My sons arranged a FaceTime family gathering on a Sunday evening. Meanwhile, I texted my kids and told them to mark their calendars as the Jacobs were meeting face to face. At 8:00 p.m., I hit the link my son Chris sent me. Voilà! I saw his face. Over the next few minutes, the others joined. Soon my entire family was online together.

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.