Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature… Developing a Better Sense of Participation in the Church

“…I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15). He was a great man! He was a good man! He had a quiet but dignified presence about him! […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…Learning To Be Their Best

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15). Growing up in Oklahoma City, we didn’t live in an upscale neighborhood, we didn’t drive the nicest car, we didn’t eat out much, and we didn’t […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…

Developing a Better Sense of Family and Family Life … “Whatever work you do, do your best, because you are going to the grave, where there is no working, no planning, no knowledge, and no wisdom.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10) Sometimes we can be hard to love! It might just be one of those bad days, a […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…Obedience Issues

Those Telltale Signs of Obedience Issues … “Let what you say be simply ‘yes’ or ‘no’ …” (Matthew 5:37). Sometimes it’s really hard to get a bead on when it happens. You know, when that sweet and cuddly baby becomes a tyrant of sorts that wants their way and they want it right now! We […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…Reaching a Better Understanding of Obedience

Reaching a Better Understanding of Obedience … Some Specifics “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise, that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:1-3) Little did David, the young shepherd […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow…Teaching Our Young the Place of Obedience

“My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother.” (Proverbs 1:8) One of the most difficult, yes, challenging principles to put into practice … at any age … is that of obedience! But it is especially difficult for the young. Even the word ‘obedience’ comes across to […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…The Most Important of Goals

The Most Important of Goals “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 7:6) From the earliest age, our children must be made […]

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Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature…

Helping Our Young People to Grow and Mature … Goals for Parents/Grandparents … and the Young “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 6:7). Being a parent […]

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The Right Path to Take …

“But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18) Kids have an uncanny ability to see thru the masks of pretense, hypocrisy and insincerity! Very simply, kids can see who is for real … and who the phony is! In the same way, […]

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God Is Not an Over-Expecter …

“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” (John 15:2) The young elementary-age boy was standing at the chalkboard when his teacher admonished him for being what she considered to be an underachiever. He thought about her […]

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