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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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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. 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. 10 – Parenting Is A Team Sport (Part 1)

Jesus parented His children (disciples) as a team with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus prayed to His Father, “My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one.”  (John … 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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Focus On The Family: Family Minute

“You fathers, do not be exasperating your children, so that they do not become downhearted.”  Ephesians 6:4 Sometimes being a parent is hard.  Making boundaries for your kids and then having to keep them can be really difficult.  Finding a … Continue reading

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Focus On The Family: Focus On Parenting

As parents you have been charged with great responsibility from the Lord. “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 Focus On The Family’s Focus On Parenting is a helpful podcast … Continue reading

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Parenting Tips From Focus On The Family

Focus On The Family has provided a wonderful website full of tips to help parents.  It has specifics for raising young children, school age children, and teenagers.  It also has helpful ideas for spiritual growth for kids including devotions for … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 3 Goals For Parenting: Goal No. 1 – That Our Children Would Experience And Enjoy The Love Of The Father

Jesus wanted his followers as children of God to experience and enjoy the love of the Father just like He did. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Teach Our Kid's To Confess Their Sins

Being quick to confess our sins is a mark of maturity. It shows that someone lives in freedom and not secrets and shame. ” If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Turn Your Teenagers Off From Being Interested In God?

What a funny thing to write an article about when our goal is to turn our kids on to God. Sometimes we can focus so hard on that goal that we can actually turn them off.  Here are three things … 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. 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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