How does a dad lead his family in discipleship?
In this interview, we ask Bill Farley about the need for family discipleship, for dads to take the lead as spiritual example and guide, and the challenges dads can expect to face and what to do about them.
In the U.S., we are daily hearing about, debating, protesting, expressing outrage, and more over “racism.” It’s definitely a topic that needs serious discussion. But in order for our children to understand the issue and respond rightly, they need to be taught about it from a distinctly biblical worldview. What does the Bible have to say about racism? What does it look like? What’s the solution?
When teaching children the Bible, it's often tempting to look for resources that are “easy-to-use” and require very little preparation time for parents or classroom teachers. But even when using the best Bible resources available in terms of Bible content and teaching methodology, there is an essential preparation component that is often glossed over or minimized. What is it?
Not only has the end of 2020 arrived, but as the Apostle Peter asserted in his first letter that “the end of all things is at hand” (1 Peter 4:7). His letter ends with the exhortation for us to “stand firm in it.” Nothing motivates us more at Truth78 than the hope and earnest prayer that our children will be standing firm in “the true grace of God" (1 Peter 5:12) as we anticipate the end of all things.
This year, in particular, Christmas carols are a source of renewed wonder and hope—'light'—in an especially dreary and weary world. Use the opportunity of singing carols to point your children to the incomparable grandeur of redemptive history, which finds it’s perfect fulfillment in the Person and work of Christ.
Parents often hear about the importance of family devotions, but I wonder how many parents actually feel readily equipped and personally encouraged in doing family devotions. How can the church help “to equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Ephesians 4:12) in discipling their children? One way is to make sure parents have access to biblically-solid, engaging, easy-to-use devotional resources. Toward that end, we are excited to announce a specially discounted Truth78 “Family Devotions Collection.”
As a Christian parent, do you affirm the statement once made by Theodore Roosevelt: "A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education"? Does this show in the priority you give to biblical instruction in your home?
At a time when our world has been shaken, fear and confusion can invade our hearts. But God’s Word gives us the truths we need to stand firm in this shifting world. The book of Job written centuries ago speaks timeless truths we need for today. Do your children know these truths? Sally Michael shares a summary of those truths as she reads chapter 9, Now My Eye Sees You: The Testing of Job, from her forthcoming book More Than a Story.
It has always been true that none of us “know what tomorrow will bring” and in recent days we are experiencing just how true it is. Our routines have been disrupted to one degree or another and we are having to adapt to unexpected circumstances. For those who are dealing with the unexpected and unimaginable suspension of weekend church services including Sunday school and midweek activities, consider at least two opportunities that this situation provides.
Christmas is almost here, and many of us have been focusing on the birth of Jesus in our classrooms and homes. As we do this, let’s use this opportunity to also focus on how all the events and details surrounding His birth point to the faithfulness and truthfulness of God.