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The Fathering of a King

2020-10-22T20:15:54-05:00October 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

Lesson 14: How to ​Evaluate Your Son or Daughter’s Workplace

2020-10-15T19:26:42-05:00May 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

Great Women of the Bible

2020-05-12T13:37:55-05:00May 10th, 2020|

Date: May 10, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4 |

2 Kings 4 Examples of mothers in Scripture: Naomi Hagar Hannah Elizabeth Examples of mothers in history: Nero's mother - Murderess Lord Byron's mother - Proud intellectual John Wesley's mother - Spiritual George Washington's mother - Plain and sensible I. Lessons from a distraught mother Go to God for your needs Follow the Lord’s commands Lead your children in following God II. Lessons from a faithful mother Make space for God in your home Her perception, “as oft as he passed by” Her persuasion, “she constrained him to eat bread” Service to God is its own reward Find opportunities to serve God in your house Use your means to serve God and provide for others Trust God with your children “Being a

Lesson 13: A Psalm 128 Home

2020-10-15T19:25:53-05:00April 30th, 2020|

Date: April 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 128:1-6 |

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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

The Responsibilities of Children in the Home

2020-03-28T18:41:03-05:00March 26th, 2020|

Date: March 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 22:6; Deuteronomy 21:18-21 |

Introduction: Proverbs 22:6 ...the way he should go... Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound... Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 15:20 Deuteronomy 21:18-21 - The son is responsible Proverbs 23:24-25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. Total Surrender to God - Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Heart, soul, strength, mind (Luke 2:52) Your life should be dominated, permeated with God’s law,His love, and His fear God’s lieutenants - surrender to parents, church, and state,employer....and their “deputies” spirit and letter - 2 Corinthians 3:6 Real Maturity - Proverbs 19:18 - “While There Is Hope” There are different amounts of time to teach the different things your children

Biblical Education of the Next Generation of Leaders

2020-03-21T20:57:56-05:00March 21st, 2020|

Date: March 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Judges 2:6-13 |

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Joshua's challenge to Israel Contemplate God's Power God's Presence God's Provision Confront Fear the Lord Put away the things that take away focus from God Challenge the next generation Consecrate Make a choice Reaction of the People Is the Lord your choice, or does He have to compete for your time and attention?

Lesson 12: Influencing Young Adult Children

2020-10-15T19:24:39-05:00March 5th, 2020|

Date: March 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 22:6 |

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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 |

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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
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