The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

2021-07-26T21:25:23-05:00July 25th, 2021|

Date: July 25, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 18:1-6, Mark 9:31-37 |

The Richness of Having Children Given to the Lord Guided for the Lord Guarded for the Lord The Relationship with the Children The Requirements for being Child-like in Faith Innocence Simplicity Obedience Enjoyment Enthusiasm Empty of own ambitions Empty of pride Desire to please Father

Four Tips for Developing Convictions in Young People

2021-04-22T19:31:43-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Titus 2:11-12 |

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Help them to understand Biblical principles 1 John 2:15-17, Romans 12:2, Deuteronomy 4:40; 5:29; 12:28 Separation is a Biblical concept Separation has never been popular Have Biblical Convictions Children will gravitate to the parent with the least/lower convictions You cannot lead where you have not already gone yourself Teach your children Biblical Convictions Not just things you can or can't do Love+Discipline, Grace and Truth work together Be Consistent Inconsistency breeds rebellion Teach convictions, and be consistent in your actions as well

Teenage Fault Lines in the Book of Proverbs

2021-04-22T13:58:34-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Phlippians 4:9 |

How to Develop Teenagers for the Lord Fault lines in the earth are often not seen, but when they create earthquakes, those are seen.  So are the faults in a teenager's heart if not dealt with. Fault Line #1 - A Walk with God Example(s): Enoch; Noah Key Bible Passages: Gen. 5:22-24, 6:9; 2 Cor. 4:16; 1 John 2:13-14 Teaching Points Being with God is more important than Doing for God Walking with God must be the top priority for a believer Look for who God is in the text of scripture Seeing Points Let them see and hear from your personal

The Spirit-Filled Home

2021-04-20T13:18:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 5:13-26 |

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What the parents do in moderation, the kids often do in excess. The Old Nature The Conflicts of the old nature Galatians 5:15 The Work of the old nature Sexual sins Galatians 5:19 Spiritually bankrupt Galatians 5:20 Sins of the flesh Galatians 5:20-21 The Character of the old nature Galatians 5:24 The New Nature The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 Put on the new man Ephesians 4:22-23

The Young Adult-Parent Relationship

2020-11-21T19:36:38-06:00November 19th, 2020|

Date: November 19, 2020 ()

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The transition from childhood to adulthood can be quite challenging.There is often tension between young adults and their parents.The young adult thinks he knows more than he does, and parents can think that their children don’t know as much as they do.There can be many misunderstandings between young adults and parents, most of which result from a lack of understanding each other’s roles. Young Adults Dangers Thinking you know more than you do (Proverbs 4:1-4) Think you are right when you are wrong (Proverbs 14:12) Forgetting the dangers of being a young adult (2 Timothy 2:22) Desiring your own way (Proverbs 18:2, 1 Timothy 4:12) Going your own

Rebellion in the Home

2020-11-10T13:26:21-06:00November 5th, 2020|

Date: November 5, 2020 ()

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Dealing with Rebellion Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. The first rebellion was when Satan tried to exalt himself above God. Satan rebelled against God because he was filled with pride. King Uzziah was a great king for almost 52 years. As long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper. Let every soul be subject unto the higher power. Every person is to be subject to the governing authority over them. There are FIVE spheres of Human Authority: Legitimate state authority over its citizens. Legitimate parental authority over their children. Legitimate authority of husbands over their wives. Legitimate authority

Bible Principles for Parents (Part II)

2020-11-05T19:50:50-06:00October 30th, 2020|

Date: October 29, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:1-4 |

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Review of last year’s lesson The Purpose: The purpose of the lesson was two-part: first, to learn from the lives and choices of seven parents in the scriptures, and second, to study seven principles from the Bible for child rearing. Seven Parents in Scripture: Adam - The deceived father (Genesis 3:8-12). Our choices as parents affect our children. Abraham - The obedient father (Genesis 22:2-3; 12). God must be first in all things.Not kids first; God first. Joshua - The determined father (Joshua 24:15). It requires firm resolve to establish and maintain a God-honoring family. Elimelech - The sidetracked father (Ruth 1:1-2). Even when circumstances get

The Fathering of a King

2020-10-27T16:11:57-05:00October 22nd, 2020|

Date: October 22, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 13:1-22 |

The Story of Amnon The Privilege Amnon Had Amnon was the son of royalty Amnon was next in line for the throne Amnon was given his own house The Passing on of David’s Sin The Problems David Had David’s multiple wives David’s missing involvement He lacked discernment He lacked decisiveness

Religious Freedom Pt. 2

2020-07-07T13:59:57-05:00July 5th, 2020|

Date: July 5, 2020 ()

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The Foundation of Religious Freedom The most frequently used passages Parable of the tares, Matthew 13:24-30 Rich young ruler, Matthew 19:16-30 Three basic principles of religious freedom The nature of God The nature of humanity The nature of faith Historic Baptists and their understanding of religious freedom John Freeman 2 important men in English history – John Smyth / Thomas Helwys American Baptists 1600’s – Roger Williams, John Clarke, Obadiah Holmes 1700’s – Isaac Backus, John Leland The Meaning of Religious Freedom We believe in religious liberty not just religious toleration. We believe that religious liberty is for all not just a select few. We believe in separation of church and state and not accommodation of church with
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