"They need to see in us an unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ, an unconditional love for them, and a strong bond of love for each other as husband and wife. They need to see a mom and dad laboring shoulder to shoulder, of whom the children can say: “My mom and dad hate sin, they love God, and their only hope is in Christ Jesus. They want with all that is within them to live holy and godly lives. I can see it, I can feel it; I know it is true and it is real, and I want to be like them. I want the God of my father and mother to be my God.” In particular, godly modeling should instill in our children the conviction that the Christian life is the way to live and that it brings true joy, true purpose, and true meaning in life, and awaken in them a kind of holy jealousy to want these things for themselves. As our children read the books of our lives, they learn how important God, Christ, the Bible, faith, prayer, and family worship are to us."
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This is worth remembering: Children Are Not Looking for Perfect Parents by Joel Beeke | Ligonier Ministries Blog:
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
This is mostly for my own benefit so I can come back to this article 9 Things to Consider When Choosing a Team | The Resurgence:
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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Nice quote on preaching: Metaphors Install | Blog & Mablog:
"A lecture may connect a teacher’s notebook with a student’s notebook, but a sermon must connect God’s mind and heart with the mind and heart of the listener. It’s when we penetrate the imagination with metaphors that we assist the listener in ‘putting things together’” (Wiersbe, Preaching and Teaching with Imagination, p. 80)."
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Worth a watch if you know someone who has read one of these modern day heaven stories: David Platt on Why You Should Not Believe “Heaven Is for Real” – Justin Taylor:
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