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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 7 – Share The Power Through Choices (Part 4)

Here are 4 important things to remember as parents as we model providing choices in our homes like Jesus did with His children. 1.  If you provide choices, make sure that you can live with the choice that your child … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 7 – Share The Power Through Choices (Part 3)

Here is how we as parents can model providing choices in our homes like Jesus did with His children. Try this experiment. Instead of asking your children to pick up their room or mow the lawn or to do their … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 7 – Share The Power Through Choices (Part 2)

Jesus modeled this 7th parenting principle of ‘Sharing the power through choices’. Do you realize that Jesus never healed anyone who didn’t approach Him for it or had someone else approach Him on their behalf.  He never forced anyone to … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 7 – Share The Power Through Choices (Part 1)

 Jesus modeled this 7th parenting principle of ‘Sharing the power through choices’. From the very beginning God’s design for mankind has been to share power and make choices.  When the Lord placed Adam in the garden He warned them, “You … Continue reading

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Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: Importance Of Meeting Together – The Story Behind Hebrews 4:12

Hebrews 4:12 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse? “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage on another and … Continue reading

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Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: God’s Thoughts – The Story Behind Isaiah 55:8

Isaiah 55:8 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse? “’For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways’, declares the Lord.” The prophet’s name “Isaiah” means “Yahweh … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 8 – Stories Tell It Best (Part 4)

Jesus used simple stories to explain difficult truths.  That is not to say that His children (disciples) understood the implications of the stories at the time, but later they could go back to them and digest their meaning when they … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 8 – Stories Tell It Best (Part 3)

Jesus lived out incredible stories with His children every day by causing them to have to live by faith.  He did not immediately fix every problem, He let the tension mount until it was obvious that only an act of … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 8 – Stories Tell It Best (Part 2)

Jesus drew his stories from everyday life and well known history that His children could understand.  For example He told stories about the prodigal son, the wheat and tares, and the 10 virgins. But what if we are not very … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 8 – Stories Tell It Best (Part 1)

Everyone’s life is like a storybook.  Psalm 139:16 tells us that God “saw me before I was born.  Every day in my life was recorded in Your book.  Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed”. From … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 10 – Parenting Is A Team Sport (Part 2)

Jesus parented His children (disciples) as a team with the help of the other 12 disciples. It was no accident that Jesus chose 12 disciples to be His special children.  Jesus had a special plan that it would take all … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 5 – Let Our Example Do The Talking (Part 2)

Jesus modeled this 5th parenting principle of ‘Letting our example do the talking’. Jesus was so good at showing first and then telling.  Remember the scene in which Jesus is confronted by the accusers of a woman caught in adultery.  … Continue reading

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Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: God Has Always Known Us – The Story Behind Psalm 139:16

Psalm 139:16 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse? “Your eyes say my substance, being yet unformed.  And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when … Continue reading

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How To Help Kids To Have Healthy Friendships

Here are 5 ideas to help kids have healthy friendships: Model healthy friendships in your life. Talk openly about the things that you are learning in your friendships. Help them to see that God wants us to learn and grow … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 4)

Jesus was transparent about His children’s (disciples) need for the ministry of Holy Spirit in comforting them. Jesus told His children that it was to their advantage that He go away, because that would bring them the Holy Spirit, the … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 5)

Jesus was transparent about His children’s (disciples) need to count the cost before they made financial decisions. Jesus used the analogy of counting the cost of building a house for His disciples, “But don’t begin until you count the cost. … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 3

Jesus was transparent about the difficulties of the work that His children (disciples) would experience if they chose to follow Him. Jesus never sugar coated the difficulty of work to the disciples. When He took them out to do the … Continue reading

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Teaching Our Kids How To Listen To A Sermon

Have you ever thought about the need to teach your kids how to listen to a sermon. We teach them how to ride a bike, how to put their tie their shoelaces, how to talk to adults, shouldn’t we as … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 3 Goals For Parenting: Goal No. 2 – Our Children Would Love One Another

Jesus wanted his followers as children of God to love one another. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”  (John 13:35) Jesus trained … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Teach Kids To Tap Into The Holy Spirits Power

Want to know another great thing about being a parent that is a Christian? We get to teach our kids about the Holy Spirit. How  after Jesus left the earth God sent His Holy Spirit to give us the power … Continue reading

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