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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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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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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 2)

Jesus encouraged transparency and the dirty laundry to be aired within His own children (disciples) so that He could deal with it right then and there where it was safe. Just after Jesus shared with His disciples that He would … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 1)

Jesus was transparent and revealed His struggles to His children (disciples) so that they could understand how to deal with life’s difficulties. When Jesus was going to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, prior to His arrest and crucifixion, He … Continue reading

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The Easter Story By Carol Heyer, For Kids Ages 4-8

We love reading lots of different Easter stories the week of Easter. It keeps our family thinking about the holiday’s significance. We found another great Easter story book called, “The Easter Story” that makes it easy for families to recap … Continue reading

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Tell The Easter Story Through The Eyes of the Easter Stone

Why not tell the Easter story through the eyes of the stone that was rolled in front of Jesus’s tomb. We have found a great book called, “The Song of a Silent Stone” that does just that. As the words … Continue reading

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

Jesus utilized choices in a wonderful way to clarify the real issue at hand and to cut power struggles off at the knees. In one instance, Jesus was confronted by a wealthy young man who wanted to justify himself based … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 6 – Let Natural Consequences Do The Teaching (Part 4)

Jesus modeled this 6th parenting principle of ‘Letting Natural Consequences Do The Teaching’. Have you ever thought of thanking God for the difficulties that our children encounter?  Wise parents actually pray to God that He would bring learning experiences into … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 6 – Let Natural Consequences Do The Teaching (Part 3)

Jesus modeled this 6th parenting principle of ‘Letting Natural Consequences Do The Teaching’. Jesus knew that a critical part of letting natural consequences teach His children was to let them own the problem.  So often we steal the learning away … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 6 – Let Natural Consequences Do The Teaching (Part 2)

Jesus modeled this 6th parenting principle of ‘Letting Natural Consequences Do The Teaching’. Jesus most frequently taught His children by allowing them to experience the natural consequences for their actions and then used this as a teaching moment. So how … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 6 – Let Natural Consequences Do The Teaching (Part 1)

Jesus modeled this 6th parenting principle of ‘Letting Natural Consequences Do The Teaching’. God designed a world of natural consequences, “if – then’s”.  Over and over in the Old Testament God’s people are told, if you obey my commandments, then … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 5 – Let Our Example Do The Talking (Part 1)

Jesus modeled this 5th parenting principle of ‘Letting our example do the talking’. Jesus did more modeling than verbal teaching to His children (the disciples).  One example is the feeding of the 5,000. At the end of the day there … Continue reading

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