Monthly Archives: January 2016

  1. Your Family and the Church

    ID-100327503The older I am, the more disheartened I am in learning of the number of children from Christian families who grow up and leave the church. Some of these young adults have not necessarily abandoned the faith, but they have, for all practical purposes, abandoned the church. I wonder if some part of the reason for this is that we have failed to adequately explain what the church is and its necessity in the life of every believer. In other words, we sometimes forget to intentionally talk about these things with our children. Here are some really helpful words from Tedd and Margy Tripp:

    God designed the means of safely delivering our children gradually from the primary community of the family to the broader family that supports ... More

  2. Teaching with a Heart that is Amazed by the Word

    ID-10031676 What is one gift you could give the students in your classroom this coming year? Something that would have a greater impact than creative activities, snacks, songs, lesson visuals, or games? In his recent article, “The One Must-Read This Year,” John Piper calls us to renew and increase our daily wonder over this truth:

    All Scripture is breathed out by God. (2 Timothy 3:16)

    No prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21)

    Pause. Let this sink in. There is a book that ... More