Every fighter knows that the battle begins long before entering the ring. We evaluate our relationship to God, our marriage and our children. We must train our children to grow up godly and leave successfully. Families battle for attention, time and love. Preached at Fellowship Church, www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Matthew 6:33-33, Ephesians 5:1-1, Ephesians 6:1-1, Ephesians 5:25-25, Ephesians, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Proverbs 22:6-6, Genesis 2:24-24
Build a home, not a house. Godly living is caught more than taught. Every child needs consequences, not empty threats. Rules without relationship lead to rebellion. We have to encourage rather than discourage. You can't pick your child, but you can pick their friends. Godly parents don't automatically make godly children. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Hebrews 12:5-11, 2 Timothy 3:16-16, Genesis, Proverbs 24:3-4, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 3:1-12
The Greek word for "royal" translates as "support of/to the people". It's a title of service and humility. Not how we typically think of royalty. This is then tied to the idea of priesthood. The priests care for the relationship between God and the people. The priest assures the people that God is with them. The priest grasps the destructiveness, and he brokenness of sin, and...
Speaker: Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-9, Leviticus 21:16-23, Deuteronomy 20:1-4, Numbers 35:6-6
Peter teaches that we are a "People Belonging to God." The Greek word is best translated "possession." We are God's treasured possession. If you can view yourself as God's treasure, you will experience grace and rest in a whole new way. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-9, Deuteronomy 7:6-6, 1 John 3:16-22
What are good and evil? More specifically, how shall we define moral evil, functional evil, functional good, and moral good? Moral Evil is behavior, thoughts, and feelings that violate God’s law, will, and character. These are behaviors that we always consider to be wrong and can never be right (Exodus 20:1-17). For instance, lying is a moral evil and is never considered...
Author: Tom Terry
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17, Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Genesis 1:10-32, Galatians 5:22-23, Leviticus 11:44-44, Genesis 3:1-24
Is it okay to talk to our loved ones who've gone on to be with Jesus? First, would it even be possible for someone in Heaven to know what's happening on earth, and be able to hear us say anything? Many assume the answer is no. But in Matthew 17, Moses and Elijah clearly already knew the events going on when they appeared with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration. In Luke 15...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-13, Luke 15:7-7, Revelation 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 2:5-5, Deuteronomy 8:9-14
Mark 9 allows us an eyewitness account of a mountain top experience Jesus has with some of his early followers. It’s known as the ‘transfiguration’ – which is a fancy name to communicate that Jesus reveals more of who He really is to them. There are some lessons here for us. Life is only lived in one direction – forward. God moments are just that, moments. Enjoy them, but keep...
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Mark 9:1-7, Exodus 14:12-18, Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Malachi 4:5-6
Raising children in a corrupt society has its challenges. Hold on tight: commit to the tough process, provide clear direction, encourage more than discourage and release them when it's time to grow up.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Genesis 3 - 4, Deuteronomy 6:1-20, Joshua 24:14-15, 1 Samuel 3:13, 1 Samuel 18:1-5
"Brain Cramps" refers to how religious leaders from the Old and New Testament completely missed the heart of God and the teachings of Jesus. Old Testament leaders missed the purpose of the law and how God wanted them to live. In the New Testament, the scholars ignored what they taught, the zealots missed what God wanted and the disciples missed what Jesus said. "Brain cramps"...
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: John 5:39-47, Genesis 12:3, Deuteronomy 7:6-7, Deuteronomy 28:15, Psalm 67:2-4
Topic: The Law
Parents, not the school or the church, should be the primary teachers of respect and obedience to their children. Meal times, travel times and bed times are key opportunities to impart values to your child. Good parenting is inextricably linked to the parents' relationship with God.
Speaker: Dave Stone
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:4-9