None of us can control our children 24/7 every day of the year for their entire lives. However, we are to do what we can while we can to make them proper adults. Everything we see of Eli and his two sons portrays him as being weak on discipline both as a father and as a boss.
How do older believers pray when under serious threat and attack? Psalm 71:1–13 looks forward to the opening portion of morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these thirteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that those who have learned, by both doctrine and experience, that the Lord is their strong refuge resort to Him all the more in old age.
When God Hides Himself
"Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry by departing from the Lord."
So he went and took Gomer... Hosea 1:2-3
To uncompromisingly obey God, will always involve a Risk of your Reputation. The degree of RISK, is at the mercy and grace of the Caller.
The book of Hosea is such a great word that helps and encourages my heart. Hosea, a prophet, was told by God to marry a harlot. He was an illustration of how God was with the people of Israel that had played the harlot with Him. He told Hosea that she would be unfaithful and leave him and her children... because she would only see them as consequences of the job. She didn't see Hosea as a husband but as a master because he bought her as many other men had done in the past. The kids she had we not children of love but by products of her profession. But Hosea's relentless love and mercy would eventually change the way she viewed him. God told him to go buy her again (Hosea 3)... and eventually she wouldn't see him as her master but as her husband (Hosea 2). The picture is how many feel obligated to do right for a Creator but have no relationship with a Companion and friend in Jesus. Grace is what changes the heart of a man to fall in love with Jesus, His people and His word and ways. Keep living for Him, praying for God to pour out His grace and mercy upon Dan and wait, with great expectation, and joy, for Him to do so (Psalm 119:49-50).
"I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait upon the Lord; be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart; wait I sa
The 8th characteristic of a Biblical Church is a congregational life in which every generation interacts regularly. God designed humanity relationally, and this is especially true for the people of God. We are one big family where the oldest saints routinely interact with the youngest. We can learn from each other, pray for one another, and serve Christ together.
How can we model our church service times and public and personal discipleship after church examples the Bible? Discover a few insights in this message and please commit to "trying" our model for the rest of this year.
Just as adults should submit to their authorities, so children are called to obey their parents. In fact, this is the only direct command given to children in the New Testament. God's will for children is cheerful, willing obedience to parents. At the same time, parents should be consistently modeling Jesus in front of their children.
Do you teach your kids Scripture memory? Scripture memory is so important whether your a child or adult. It is essential to hide Scripture in your heart. Join Pastor Steve as he shows you how's it done from Psalm 119:9-11.
Adults should only be baptised when they believe in Jesus. Infants of at least one Christian parent should also be baptised. The reasons for baptising children are given and the Baptist objections examined and answered.
Theme: Covenant children follow godly parents unto beauty and piety
By grace, parents will be leading their children in godly instruction
By grace, parents will be leading their children in godly example
In honorableness covenant children will remain teachable to parents
For biblical successfulness, covenant children remain teachable
As children get older and grow up, their priorities often shift. They stop wanting to play with toys, and they begin investing their time and energy into things that are more worthwhile. They also grow in their understanding of how to live life as they gain wisdom and experience. The same thing is supposed to occur spiritually. We go from spiritual children - who think and act like children - to spiritual adults - who think and act maturely. What does this kind of thinking look like once this period of growth is completed? Ryan explains in part one of a two-part message from Philippians 3:12-16 entitled, "Mature Thinking."
After the morning service regarding the baptism of Gabriel Samuel Van Leuven and the message, "God Owns the Church's Children", we further consider our parental duty to our covenant children with Hannah's example giving back Samuel to the service of God. Give God Your Children.
Why does Peter call the people to get baptized? What does it mean to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins? This is a promise that the covenant community carries, and through the sign of baptism, they are exhorted to lay hold of the substance of the promise by faith: the righteousness of God in Christ.