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Principled Parenting in the Real World – Part 4 – Parenting Older Children – October 29, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY When we read 2 Timothy 2:15, it’s easy to assume that it applies only to pastors, but if our teenagers don’t understand the Bible correctly and read it regularly, they have no hope for a godly life or a life directed by the Lord. In his excellent book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Ted…

Principled Parenting in the Real World – Part 3 – Personalized Parenting Plan – October 22, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY Sermon Summary Since the goal of parenting is for our children become more and more like Christ, Jesus’ growth and development serves as an excellent paradigm for our growth and development. Luke’s gospel (v. 2:52) tells that that the boy Jesus grew and matured in four distinct areas: [1] wisdom (ie, intellectually), [2]…

Principled Parenting in the Real World – Part 2 – The Power of Love – October 15, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY If you want to pass down to your children a genuine, life-changing Biblical faith, if you want them to grow in Christ-likeness, then you must build engaged, loving relationships with them. With each day comes the opportunity to build loving, emotional bonds with your children that will increase the likelihood that your values…

Principled Parenting In the Real World – Part 1 – What Are We Trying To Do – October 8, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY What is the goal of Christian parenting? It is critical that we know what it is we are trying to do. Without a clear goal, our parenting efforts will lack direction and focus. Principle #1: The Bible teaches that our goal should be for our children to become like Jesus (Galatians 4:19, Ephesians…

Danger: Life Ahead. Navigate Wisely – The Importance of the Company You Keep (Proverbs Series)

Sermon Summary Character: we know it is important; we recognize it when we see it in others…but sometimes we are at a loss as to how to cultivate it in our own lives. There are two tests of character: (1) Your character is revealed by what you choose to think about when your mind is…

Ruth & the Kinsman Redeemer – Part 2 of 4: The Industrious Hand and the Invisible Hand

Sermon Summary Last week, Pastor Dan introduced us to the Old Testament book of Ruth. We were introduced to an Israelite named Elimelech, his wife Naomi, and their two sons, Mahlon and Kilion. They lived during a dark, evil period in Israel’s history called “the time of the judges.” There was a famine in Israel,…

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