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How to ​Evaluate Your Son or Daughter’s Workplace

2020-05-22T16:28:38-05:00May 21st, 2020|

Date: May 21, 2020 ()

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Opinion - A conclusion without a rationale Evaluation - A conclusion based on a standard Questions to Ask about Potential Workplaces Obviously, is it a lawful occupation according to the Bible? How old is your child? Who will work there? Men are called to lead, take responsibility, be wise, and protect Young ladies are learning to keep the home, be virtuous, eventually raise children, help her husband There are vocations that can be for both, and there are some geared towards a gender. Who else works there? Co-workers will heavily influence your child. What will they learn while there? Will they be allowed to be lazy? What is the working environment? Is there a TV

A Psalm 128 Home

2020-05-24T11:40:01-05:00April 30th, 2020|

Date: April 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 128:1-6 |


Determine to use God's Word instead of worldly counsels. Don't consider children a burden, or a robber of your time and pleasure. Never make possessions more important than relationships. Beware of comparing children and spouse with others. Don't make a federal case out of kids being children. Be Aware of threatening constantly, but disciplining inconsistently. Beware of belittling children or spouses. Beware of saying during discipline "this is hurting my reputation." Husbands and wives should not argue in front of the children. Don't argue with your spouse when you are disciplining a child. Don't spend time bragging on talents as opposed to character. Be careful to not allow the television or radio

Influencing Young Adult Children

2020-03-10T11:07:26-05:00March 5th, 2020|

Date: March 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 22:6 |


Timeline Infancy: birth to one yr old Childhood: 1 yr to 12 yrs old Youth: teen years Young Adult Age Transitions Children develop gradually Consider the end at the beginning Spirituality Productivity Self-government Discipline Responsibility Determine what you will do to reach your goals Control Communication Instruction Influence Struggles Flesh Failure Friction Fuming Forgetfulness Faintness Faithlessness Strategies Handle guys and girls differently Show respect Develop trust Communicate Biblically Make your advice palatable Offer suggestions, not demands Bite your tongue Don’t let them go too far down the wrong road without saying anything Remind your children of lessons you have taught them Don’t be afraid to offer advice Pray with them, not just for them Compliment your children and acknowledge their accomplishments Include them in family devotions if they are still at home Look for opportunities to help them handle problems spiritually Discuss

Lesson 11: Teaching Your Children to Walk with God

2020-03-02T15:35:21-06:00February 27th, 2020|

Date: February 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 10:42 |


Picture - a young child learning to walk Start early. Strengthen them. Provide examples. Let them cruise. (strengthen a good thing) Hold their hand. Establish boundaries. Correct their gait. (Proverbs 22:15) Cheer them on. (Proverbs 12:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Matthew 25:21) Other verses about edifying one another: Ephesians 4:29, Romans 14:19, Romans 15:2, 1 Corinthians 12:19. Principles Children must learn to walk with God. (Micah 6:8, Leviticus 18:4) Parents must teach their children to walk with God. (Ephesians 6:4, 2 Timothy 3:15) Parents and children must understand what it means to walk with God. Desire for God (Hebrews 11:5-6) Living for God (Genesis 6:8-9, 11) Communication with God (Genesis 6:13) Obedience to God (Genesis 6:14, 22) Agreement with God

Lesson 10: Ten Truths to Teach Children

2020-02-27T19:33:17-06:00February 20th, 2020|

Date: February 20, 2020 ()

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All that glitters is not gold Bible verse– “stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there” (Proverbs 9:17-18) Bible story– The account of Samson in Judges 13-16 Truth illustrated– Cotton candy or the five cent hamburger may not really be that great after all.  Children are valuable and should not be dealt with or live on a whim. Life will frequently seem to be unfair Bible verse– “...Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to

Lesson 9: Methods of Incorrect Discipline

2020-02-18T22:20:15-06:00February 13th, 2020|

Date: February 13, 2020 ()

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Repeating Instructions Subtle signs that parents "finally mean business" Condition children to respond to your calm voice, rather than have to fly into rage People respond to warnings at the degree they believe them Repeated instructions are training them to never listen to you Making threats Few parents find pleasure in carrying out disciplinary consequences, some goad their children with threats of impending doom Making threats is the sign of a lazy parent Going through with discipline shows the child they are worth your attention and time Bribing for obedience Bribes are given to motivate or buy favor, (Different than rewards) Allowing excuses There are no good reasons for disobedience [true emergencies are

Lesson 8: Discipline in the Home

2020-02-13T11:55:59-06:00February 6th, 2020|

Date: February 6, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:6-11 |


The Directive to Discipline - Ephesians 6:4 The parents are to train their kids for God Overcome the natural tendency to not deal with problems for the sake of the child The Differences in Discipline - Ephesians 6:9 We are to model after God when we discipline decide the discipline according the the sin: rebellion, thoughtful disobedience, etc. The Disciplining of Rebellion - What to do Identify that it is rebellion Active rebellion - outwardly showing rebellion with an action Passive rebellion - conveniently forgetting, external obedience but with an attitude Rebellion is when the child knowingly places his will above the will of his parents Deal with the rebellion - Proverbs

Lesson 7: Biblical Training of the Children

2020-01-28T16:54:29-06:00January 23rd, 2020|

Date: January 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 |


Introduction Train up a child in the way he should go - Proverbs 22:6 The way of the child is foolish Three key words in rearing up children Comprehensive: "Your Home Aroma" - Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Urgency: "While There is Hope" - Proverbs 19:18 Accountability: "Accountable to God for the results" - Psalm 127:3

Lesson 6: Teamwork is Necessary

2019-12-06T14:27:34-06:00December 5th, 2019|

Date: December 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 6:1; James 2:22 |


This is lesson five of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Seven areas where unity is needed in a family Between God and Dad Between God and Mom Between God and each child Between Dad and Mom Dad and Mom to each child Parents to the School Parents to the Church

Lesson 5: Bible Principles for Parents

2019-11-15T13:33:51-06:00November 14th, 2019|

Date: November 14, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 3:8-11 |


This is lesson five of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Seven Examples Adam The deceived father Genesis 3:8-11 Abraham The obedient father Genesis 22:2-3 Joshua The determined father Joshua 24:15 Elimelech The side-tracked father Ruth 1:2-3 Hannah The understanding mother 1 Samuel 1:11,20,27-28 Eli The lazy father 1 Samuel 3:12-13 Jehoshaphat The compromising father II Chronicles 18:1 Seven Commands Teach them Deuteronomy 6:4-7 Teach: “to ‘whet’ or ‘sharpen,’ by means of intensity and repetition.” Aim them Psalm 127:3-5 The word “man” in this passage references, in particular, a man-of-war. Chasten them Proverbs 13:24 Chasten: “to correct, restrain, bind, or reduce to obedience.” Train them Proverbs 22:6 Train: “first instruction or direction.” Do not provoke them Ephesians 6:4-5 Wrath (in particular), along with other works of the flesh (as listed in Galatians 5), is a great
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