Is there such a thing as anything other than an active Christianity? No, a Christian is a doer of the word, an ambassador for his King, embraces hardship as lessons in sanctification, and fills a place in the body of Christ. He is neither inactive nor passive, but alive and busy!
To whom shall we go for help in the all-important task of child training: worldly philosophies or Biblical premises? Listen to the 3 R's that every child should learn before he goes to school to get his second set. Learn 8 basic principles that parents should employ, many of them from Grandpa's day.
Do we, like Moses, have personal conviction worth passing on? Personal conviction cannot be forced. We need to have a passion for our own personal conviction, yet respect others as well. Are we willing to allow our children to ask questions yet guide them diligently into a life of Christian service
We will have relationships with others all our lives. How do we build them? How do we blend, while acknowledging diversity? Is truth or love more important in a relationship? There are answers to be found from the One who made us all, and Who will help us to have mutually satisfactory relationships?
How can a person know what is imaginary and what is actual? We tend to depend on our five senses to help us sort the fictitious from the genuine; but did you know that those may be fooled? So if our senses are not a reliable guide, what is?
The relationship that parents have with their children in early years will set the course for that child's life. Where can you learn how to teach your child? God values children, and so should we. Let us learn from our Heavenly Father the best way to relate to the precious souls He has given to us.
How do you know when you have enough? How much distinction should there be between HAVING and WANTING? God's Word warns the pilgrim of the hindrances of possessions, and encourages those who follow the Shepherd to let Him provide for their wants.
God has called fathers to an important role, one that takes courage. Why and when does a father need courage? With the help of his Heavenly Father, each Christian father seeks to lead his family to that Father, making that his chief aim in life. Fathers, be of good courage!
Do you struggle with focus in your spiritual life? Do church services seem stale, your Bible dry and unappealing? Could you have spiritual A.D.D.?
The Bible presents symptoms, causes, and best of all, a cure: Where your treasure is, there will your heart (and attention) be also.
The song writer answered this question for us: “Oh, yes, He cares! I know He cares!” But how does He show that He cares when we face difficulties, disease, disaster, death? Be comforted as you listen to this sermon, and learn to recognize ways that Jesus is showing you that He really cares.
What constitutes genuine prayer? Can you tell by the length of a prayer, or the way it is worded, whether it is true prayer? And why should we tell God what we need when He already knows about it?? Prayer becomes a delight, not a duty, to a child speaking to his Father.
How do you define entertainment? Does it carry a negative or positive connotation? How do you decide what is legitimate? innocent? permissible? What do you think our Master did when he ‘resorted to the garden’? What would he want his followers to do when they are facing burnout?