If you were going to focus on changing just one area of your life, which area do you think would produce the greatest degree of spiritual growth?
Here are some children’s Bible recommendations.
Most kids have aspirations for their lives, but many fail to connect the dots between their someday accomplishments and their present-day choices. These kids would tell you they understand that achievement requires planning and effort. However, a lot of kids behave as though the two concepts have nothing to do with one another.
That’s where parents need to step in. And one of the most practical ways parents can help their children is by teaching them to set and reach goals.
It’s a parent’s job to help kids understand that the people they turn out to be tomorrow depends a great deal on the kinds of choices they make today. But how does a parent do that? How do you help kids gain a practical understanding of this concept, and how do you help them turn that understanding into life habits?
There’s a word, a characteristic, we don’t often think of when we talk about things like cars and busses, but this characteristic is actually the exact thing you ought to be looking for when picking out a vehicle because without this characteristic your vehicle won’t be worth much. It’s a characteristic that should be very important to us not only because it will keep us safe on cross-country trip but also, and more importantly, because it’s very important to God. In fact, it’s a word the Bible uses time and time again to describe the character of God, and it’s a word that God uses to describe what He’s looking for in us. The word is faithfulness.
A few weeks ago, I was asked to respond to a young lady who was looking for some biblical advice about her dating relationship. There is a lot of discussion about this subject in Christian circles. While there are some points on which good people can legitimately arrive at different conclusions, there are other points on… Read More»
Have you chosen the right friends? Have you been the right kind of friend? Scripture is clear that the kind of company we keep can have a dramatic impact on our lives and on our ability to honor the Lord. Here are three simple verses that speak to the significant influence friends can have on… Read More»
What do you do when your peers tell you it’s okay to do something and your parents tell you it’s not? How do you choose between the advice your culture gives you and the advice your religion gives you? Which one is right? Are any of them right?
What is the primary purpose of dating? Should a dating relationship serve solely as a platform for determining a couple’s suitability for marriage? Can a dating relationship be entered into for the mutual enjoyment—whether intellectual, emotional, or physical—of its participants? What, if anything, does the Bible have to say?
This fall, we’re taking our 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders about through a series called Knowing God Better. Throughout this series, we’re looking at what the Bible has to say about the character of God. The goal of this study is not simply to learn facts about God. Rather, the goal is to understand God in a way that deepens our appreciation and love for Him, that deepens our relationship with Him. The goal is to understand God in a way that motivates us to become more like Him.
Why should we turn to God when life gets tough? That’s a question each of us needs to be able to answer, and it’s a question directly tied to the issue of God’s sovereignty.