In a world where people have forgotten how to treat one another, this list will save you a lot of grief. Check it out.
Matthew 18:15-17 “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.”
Matthew 5:23-24 “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;  Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”
We live in a day where accusation and innuendo have tremendous power. No longer are you innocent until proven guilty. It seems that most people today believe you are guilty until proven innocent. That sentiment plays strongly into satan’s role as the “accuser of the brethren.”
Furthermore, good people can get upset with one another over misunderstandings that are not handled (more…)
Summer is here! Christian Camps, Conferences, Revivals, and Trips are in full swing. For countless people, these activities have been a proven way to make great memories and life-changing decisions. Follow these simple tips for a great time you will remember for the rest of your life.
Bring a good time with you. “Bored” is a state of mind. You won’t have access to your usual distractions (TV, phone, game system, etc.). Plan to enjoy nature and the company of others at camp. (more…)
Father. Dad. Daddy. Any man that has heard these words from the mouth of a child is blessed. These three truths remind us of the glory of fatherhood.
Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.”
God shares His name with fathers.
God revealed Himself to be our Heavenly Father. He gives life. He watches over and cares for His children. He desires a close and personal relationship with each of them.
Matthew 6:1 “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.”
Matthew 6:4 “That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.”
Matthew 6:6 “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
Matthew 6:9 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”
I love being a father. I never tire of hearing my children call me Dad. What a privilege that God shares this lofty title with earthly fathers! (more…)
Every parent wants their children to succeed. Every Christian parent wants their children to follow the Lord. How do we develop a heart of ministry service in our children? Here are ten powerful tips.
Child rearing is one of the most important jobs on the planet. We only get one chance to raise our children. Before we know it, they will be adults themselves. I am not an expert on child rearing. I have my hands full with my children. My child rearing philosophy is simple. “Obey God the best you can and beg Him to make up the difference.” This article is born out of my personal search of the Scriptures to be a better parent for my children and to help the families of our church. I hope it can help you as well.
I rebel against the idea that children and teens are expected to be petty and selfish. I believe that children reared in Christian homes have the opportunity to be an example of what a believer should be. 1 Tim 4:12 A happy Christian, adult or child, will have a servant’s heart. The heart of ministry is a vital component of Christlikeness. May our children have a heart to serve God!
1. Seek Their True Salvation.
John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Every Christian parent wants their children to be saved. Yet, (more…)