Christian community · Marriage and Family

How to Equip Your Children to be Future Christians (Raising #GenNext)

Elisabeth Elliot has mentioned in multiple books how her family had devotional time every morning. Corrie Ten Boom noted that her father read a chapter from the Bible every morning. In both cases, all the children in their families grew up with a love for the Lord. That tells me that consistent, active teaching is of great value.

Christian community

Equipping our Children: Raising #GenNext Christians

The ancient Israelites showcase the rewards of following God and the pitfalls of apathy. We would do well to learn from their mistakes. The above passage from Deuteronomy, while addressed to the Israelites, holds a very important principle for parents and teachers alike: actively teach your children about the Lord and His commands. In this series on training GenNext Christians, we have covered two of our 6 E's---Engage and Exemplify. This next string of posts will cover E number three: Equip: Teach and Train.

encouragement · The Word of God

What would you do without your Bible? (day 17 of the #encourage marathon)

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. ~ Romans 15.4, ESV Welcome to mile-marker 17 of our #encourage marathon. (If you missed yesterday's post, you can read it here.) Someone out there has a starving soul. It might even… Continue reading What would you do without your Bible? (day 17 of the #encourage marathon)

Christian Living · encouragement · The Word of God · Trust

Overcome or Overcomer?

She raked slender fingers through her long hair, willing the movement to ease her tensed nerves. Her heart seemed to gravitate towards the floor. Why couldn't something go right for a change? No matter what she did, it all seemed to unravel in the end. Seized with sorrow, she sank to her knees and wept. Plagued with doubt. Overwhelmingly defeated. Dogged by despair.

Christian Living · encouragement · Knowing God · Study · The Word of God

3 Words You Need Every Single Day

Every single day we face some form of testing. Every day we are beset with a trial of some kind. Every day God is watching to see what we will do with the time we are given. How do you get through your time of trial? I have 3 words for you...

Christian Living · Study · The Word of God

5 Benefits of Memorizing Scripture (and 4 ways to do it!)

There seems to be a trend to dismiss memorization as a worthless practice. It is not. When it comes to memorizing scripture, there are several reasons (at least 5) why you should rethink the choice to avoid it.

Christian Living · Forgiveness

4 things to do before age 60

When we are young, we think we have an abundance of time. After all, our parents and teachers tell us, "there'll be time for that later," or "not until your older." We spend the first 18-20 years of our lives waiting until we are "older" to "do" things. There is one thing we should never put off...

Faithfulness · Thankfulness · Trust

Day 29: The Bible

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings to search it out...

discussion · Knowing God · The Word of God

Testing, 1, 2, 3… [Coffee Chat #9]

What do you use to see if someone is teaching truth or lies?

Prayer · Trust

Building Trust Through Prayer

Isn't it a blessing to have friends to lean on? Friends give you a shoulder to cry on, a sympathetic ear, and a warm hug. We aren't going to make ourselves vulnerable to our friends if we don't trust them. We aren't going to trust them if we never communicate with them. Do you trust God and confide in Him as you would a friend through prayer?