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My Story Groups are designed to help Christians write their faith story and capture meaningful memories that will strengthen their children’s and grandchildren’s faith in Christ. My Story Groups were created because many individuals have the best intentions to write their story, but sometimes struggle to accomplish this goal on their own. The My Story Guidebook is designed around community. Gathering in community with other Christians helps us complete the task of writing our story because we are cheered on by others, inspired by other people’s stories, and supported when we get stuck. The My Story Guidebook can be used in a small group setting, a Sunday School class, or even by Zoom. The guidebook provides details about how to launch and lead a My Story Group. It walks you through how to facilitate, plan, and promote your group. The resource provides sessions and topics of discussion, a group covenant, tips to start and finish writing your story, resources, and some ideas about how to share your faith story with your children or grandchildren.
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Three resources to help you disciple your children or grandchildren. Learn about doing math to the glory of God, the importance of indoctrinating your children or someone else will, and a video that points out 7 lies children are encouraged to believe in our society.
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Learn about single parent statistics in your state, education alternatives for public school, and factors that may cause children to drop out of the church and walk away from Christ.
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If you are looking for an idea for a future family vacation, why not do something that is fun and purposeful at the same time? There are lots of options, but this post is going to highlight two ideas that are impactful and enjoyable.
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Biblical Worldview is available an an audiobook. In this book, you'll discover what a biblical worldview is, why it matters, and how to establish this foundation in the life of a child.
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Learn about the five different home educating philosophies, how to bring purpose and productivity to your home, and an interactive website of modern day slavery.
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Learn about two resources that may be helpful for your family, church, or school.
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In this episode we discuss the importance of numerous biblical influences in a child's life and how this increases the chance of lifelong biblical pursuit, how to learn to disciple your children, and a big problem in our culture that keeps us from pursuing Christ. Tune in to learn more about these topics and more!
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My wife and I decided that our children were getting old enough to leave them home alone for short periods of time, so we thought that a fifteen-minute walk down our country gravel road would be a good place to start. We told our children, “You have one job—safety! Make sure everyone is safe.” It seemed simple enough, and we thought, “What can go wrong in fifteen minutes when we are only a couple blocks away?” Turns out, a lot can go wrong. When we turned into the driveway at the conclusion of the walk, our son came bursting out the back door, screaming at the top of his lungs, holding a rag over his mouth. When he removed the rag, tooth chunks fell to the ground.
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Many Christians are uncertain why we educate a child, the purpose and goal of education, who is given the responsibility in Scripture, and how we are to accomplish the task. As a result, many Christians have unintentionally adopted an unbiblical view of education and take their educational cues from culture rather than Scripture. Pastors have an incredible opportunity to cast a biblical vision for the education of the next generation and help parent think biblically about a topic that is critically important to the evangelism and discipleship of the next generation. If you believe education matters, then it is time to prioritize it in your ministry to the next generation.
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You have helped train your children or grandchildren in the Christian faith. What will they do when someone makes a claim and provides “evidence” that the resurrection never happened or the Bible has errors? We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our children. Here are some practical ways to arm your children or grandchildren to understand and defend their faith.
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“Is same-sex attraction a sin?” This question was asked by a pastor to a group of high school students as part of a talk on sexual identity. My son attends this group, and after inquiring what would be talked about, the pastor invited me to join the group for the evening, so I did. His talk needed much clarity, so for my sons sake and others, I decided to write this post. His premise was three-fold. First, homosexuality is a sin. Second, the Bible does not address same-sex attraction. And third, same-sex attraction is not a sin. Let’s look at each of these briefly.
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Don’t be discouraged that you’re not finding a godly person…
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Many think it’s narrow minded to discourage Christians from…
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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.
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There are many reasons parents aren’t talking about sexuality…