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An Underground Church Service

2023-01-02T15:17:00-06:00December 29th, 2022|

Date: December 29, 2022

Bible Text: Hebrews 4:12-13; |

Get Prepared, and God will use you! If it was illegal to attend church, would you still come? How much do you listen to the preacher? If your Bible was taken away, how would you teach/preach to others? If your Bible was taken away, how would you have devotions? When you are talking to people, you stop giving illustrations and start giving Bible verses, because they are more powerful.

Universal Education

2022-10-18T22:26:05-05:00October 6th, 2022|

Date: October 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4-9 |

1.   Verses Genesis 1:1 – God is eternal Deuteronomy 6:4-9 – We should love God supremely; also teach our children how to love Him supremely John 1:1-3 – Jesus is also God 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 – everything we know needs to be submitted to Jesus Christ Colossians 2:2-3 – all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Christ 2.   Universal education God made the world where education is the family’s responsibility Ways to educate Personally – homeschooling Delegate – parents are in charge, give responsibility to somebody else Two lies of the public school “The government can guarantee quality” “Government education is neutral towards religion and philosophy” A level of universal education Should be a

Dare to be Different

2022-05-05T21:46:07-05:00May 5th, 2022|

Date: May 5, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:3 |

Dare to not allow the world to change you! A Study of Daniel The Refinement of the Hebrew children Diet Education The Recognition of the king's dream The Repudiation of the king's idol Thoughts The Expectation that we be different Please God with all we do Do not fear anyone but God You can't please everybody, stop trying!

The Integrity of Job

2022-04-27T23:14:52-05:00April 27th, 2022|

Date: April 27, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Job 2:1-3 |

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Job and his children A rare parent - Job 1:4-5 Honesty about their sin Sacrificed in their stead Surrendered about their plight - Job 1:19-21 An amazing creation God's will is ultimate Job and his wife Job 2:7-10 Job and his relationship with God Trust of God - Job 13:13-16 Hope in God - Job 23:8-10 Acceptance of God - Job 38:1-4; 42:1-6 I may be clueless, but God may be trusted!

An Honest Mistake

2022-04-26T22:59:51-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Date: April 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:38-44; John 7:24; Matthew 7:1-5 |

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What is an honest mistake? Not purposeful sin Lack of Information Lack of Ability God shows mercy when He can, judgment when He must. Honest mistakes do have consequences Guilty vs. Responsibility Christians could take advice from leaders in the Old Testament who did not participate in the guilt of Israel, preached against it, but took responsibility for it in their prayers. The leader must be careful for how they deal with honest mistakes Did not draw attention to the person The offender should not be overly sensitive Try to be patient with the leader if you are the offender The leader is wrong if they handle it wrong, but the offender is

The Easy Path of Mediocrity

2022-01-11T22:56:57-06:00January 9th, 2022|

Date: January 9, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Chronicles 25:1-2 |

How to spot a Mediocre Christian Concerned with Convenience Plagued by personality Live by limits The Pathway of Amaziah Submitted himself to the laws that were "majors" and publicly visible He side-stepped the laws that were minor Concerned more about the materialism than God's presence Allowed other things (gods) to have a place of prominence in his house Stood against God through the man of God

Commands for Relationships

2021-10-10T15:25:07-05:00October 7th, 2021|

Date: October 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:1-4 |

Children, obey Observations This is the child's job Because it is right It is the parent's job to make sure of this Obligation is also to others whom the parent chooses Questions Children, do you obey because it's right, or because you want to stay out of trouble? Parents, do your children obey? Honour thy father and mother Observations Not specific to children This comes with a promise Provoke not to wrath (anger), bring up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord Observations Provoking can include inconsistency, unfairness, cruel, lack of instruction Proper instruction necessary Traps Making excuses for children not obeying Making it needlessly hard for them to obey

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

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

2021-06-10T20:12:45-05:00May 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

2021-09-30T12:12:50-05:00February 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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