A little reminiscing is a good thing when we learn from our past mistakes. And in this case, a childhood memory reminds us of the difference between hearing and "getting it" with hearing not ignoring reproof.
There are few higher callings than parenting! God gives parents the privilege of stewarding a life from birth to adulthood, reflecting the love of Christ through it all. But it’s also one of the tougher assignments in life. How can we live up to it? Today, Pastor Don Green helps you answer that question, as he offers the first part of "A Refresher on Parenting".
When two fallen sinners come together in marriage, it's an opportunity to see the grace of God work in others, and in you. In this powerful message on marriage, Pastor Chris Chadwick presents how a Christ-centered marriage can triumph beyond romance, idealism, conflict, expectations, and the seasons of life.
Parenting teens is very challenging and yet it can be beautiful! The teen years do not have to be years of rebellion, fights, and separation. They can be years of rich relationships and forming growth. What is the primary goal of parenting teens? To produce mature adults.
When BIG Things Mean Nothing. James 1:17 God wants to jolt us to the point of major blessings.
REWARD # 2 THE TIMELESS GIFTS OF A GOOD LIFE
God wants to awaken us so that He can bless us in greater ways.God's best Gifts are given through seasons of growth and pressure.A life of maturity and faith leads to a life of good gifts from God.We need to choose to live in God's purpose and anticipate God's blessings.
All good things have their origin and perfection in God. He is pure light, no darkness without or within. He is the perfection of life: It is good to Live: Life does not stink: it is good to be alive. Life: how precious it is; how wonderful it is; the perfection of life is in God: He is the only LIVING God; all other gods are dead and are served by dead people with dead faith marching with dead eyes to eternal death and destruction, without God and without hope in the world.
): According to the Bible: When do we cease to use the rod? Why do we stop using the rod? The time of discipline with the rod ceases at age 12 or puberty whichever comes first. What then are the parental resources for discipline once the period of the rod has ceased? In this lecture Rev. Mahon answers these and other issues which face the parents of teens.
There are many teachings concerning teens and the transition of teens to adulthood. Some of these are taken from pagan rituals. Some of these are taken from modern psychology. Some of these are taken from pseudo-historical documents of Israel or other ancient near eastern cultures. This lecture bypasses all these systems. The author firmly believes that the doctrinal teachings of the holy, eternal, inerrant, written Word of God transcends both time and culture. As such he seeks as best he can to present a Biblical doctrine of the entrance into adulthood and the parents role in preparing the child for this entrance.