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The Biblical Role of the Parents

My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother; – Proverbs 1:8 (NKJV)    While fathers are often identified as the parents responsible for setting the pattern for child rearing, mothers usually do much more of the training and instructing of families’ children. Mothers and fathers need ...

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Who Was Eve?

Where Does Eve Appear in the Bible? The bulk of Eve’s story is contained in Genesis 2–3. Who Was Eve? Eve was the second human being God created, and her origin is unique in the history of humankind. She wasn’t formed from the dust of the ground, as Adam was. But she wasn’t born, either, ...

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Who Was Moses?

Where Does Moses Appear in the Bible? The story of Moses begins in Exodus 1 and stretches across the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Who Was Moses? Moses was born to Hebrew slaves in Egypt, seemingly at the worst possible time. Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, had ordered all Hebrew male babies to be ...

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Who Wrote the Book of Romans?

All critical schools agree on the Pauline authorship of this foundational book. The vocabulary, style, logic, and theological development are consistent with Paul’s other epistles. Paul dictated this letter to a secretary named Tertius (Romans 16:22[NKJV]), who was allowed to add his own greeting. Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to ...

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Motherhood: A Noble Ministry

More than a job or responsibility, mothering is ministry. Most assuredly it takes work! It means sacrifice. Children do not come off an assembly line, nor are they the by-product of an impersonal biological process; they are to be lovingly nurtured by their mothers. Mothers divide time among their children but multiply their love for ...

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The Best Strategies for Helping Children Memorize God’s Word

One of the great pleasures of parenthood is the privilege of introducing your kids to God’s Word. Even before they’re able to read, your kids can get to know Scripture in a powerful and lasting way. If they’re old enough to recite a nursery rhyme or sing along to a favorite song, your kids are ...

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Five Ingredients for a Game-Changing Worship Experience

Mar 3, 2019 |

If you’re looking for ways to improve or shake up your worship routine, here five things you might want to consider. Preparation Two key elements of genuine worship are a mind cleared of distractions and a heart attuned to God. Both require some advance work. First, before you enter God’s presence, ask Him to help ...

A Little Empathy Goes a Long Way

A Little Empathy Goes a Long Way

Empathy is more than an attractive personality trait. It’s an instrument of healing. Jesus understood that better than anyone. He interacted with people from all walks of life—from wealthy merchants to tax collectors to blue-collar workers to the outcasts of society. Jesus changed their lives because He first understood their lives.   In order to ...

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Leadership Lessons from the Nativity

Dec 12, 2018 | |John C. Maxwell

The beauty of Christmas is that it’s a profound message, yet so simply given. Three ordinary objects from the Christmas story offer profound lessons in leadership.   THE STAR: BE A TRAVEL GUIDE Scripture says the star the wise men saw “in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the ...

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Paul’s Encouragement to Timothy

Nov 11, 2018 |

In his final and intimate letter to his “son in the faith” (2 Timothy) Paul reminded Timothy of the essentials of the faith, the basis of Christian ministry. Paul did not want Timothy to drift away from the truth, as Phygellus and Hermogenes had done (1:15). Therefore he passionately exhorted Timothy to hold on tightly ...