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…)
The world abounds with adultery, fornication and sexual sin. Yet, God has called His children to purity. How can you protect yourself and your family? Here are 5 Proven Steps.
God wants you to be pure in mind, heart, and body. Sexual desire is natural and part of God’s plan. However, Sex outside of marriage is a sin. Satan works to destroy purity and virtue. Purity is still important to God! If you are unmarried, you should save yourself for your future spouse. If you have already committed fornication, ask God for forgiveness now and decide to honor God until you are married.
Married couples are not immune to the devices of satan. How many marriages are rocked by infidelity? How many married people struggle with pornography? How many families have been shattered by adultery? Being married doesn’t make you immune to sinful seduction and lustful desires.
These five steps are for anyone who wants to honor God with a pure life. (more…)