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Family Values According to God’s Word: Session #5

This is the fifth (last) message I gave at Camp Elim’s Family Retreat this past May. Comments welcome!

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2022 in family

 

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Family Values According to God’s Word: Session #4

This is the fourth message I gave at Camp Elim’s Family Retreat this past May. Comments welcome!

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2022 in family

 

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Family Values According to God’s Word: Session #3

This is the third message I gave at Camp Elim’s Family Retreat this past May. Comments welcome!

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2022 in family

 

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Family Values According to God’s Word: Session #2

This is the second message I gave at Camp Elim’s Family Retreat this past May. Comments welcome!

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2022 in family

 

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Family Values According to God’s Word: Session #1

I gave five messages at Camp Elim’s Family Camp May 27-30. I’m uploading the five audio messages which you might find helpful. Comments welcome!

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2022 in family

 

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A Spiritually Healthy Family (A Study of the Epistle to Titus) (Part 2 of 5)

Family Camp at Camp Elim in Woodland Park, Colorado, is taking place on May 25-27. We’re thinking through the five messages that I will share with those families who attend.

The Bible, of course, has much to say about being spiritually healthy. We are a health-obsessed culture, aren’t we? I love the little book by Dave Barry entitled Stay Fit and Healthy Until You’re Dead! But what about our spiritual health?

God’s Word has so much to say to individuals and families about being spiritually healthy. If all 66 books of the Bible are the Word of God, and if God cares about our families, then it is reasonable to pick any book of the Bible and ask, “How can the truths of this book help me lead and develop a spiritually healthy family?” We read in 2 Timothy 3:

Let’s take a second look at the first chapter of Titus:
We have already seen that the spiritually healthy family cares deeply about the local church. Let’s notice a second truth from this passage and it is this —

The Spiritually-Healthy Family —

II. Recognizes False Teaching in Its Many Forms and Opposes It (vv. 10-16)

A. Not All Will Believe the Truth of the Gospel (v. 10)

How we respond to unbelievers is critical! We are here for them — but we protect ourselves from their rebellion by being faithful to the Word.

B. Disruptive Error Must Be Confronted and Corrected (vv. 11-14)

Those who are moving on in spiritual maturity must confront false teaching among God’s people, because ideas have consequences!

C. Unbelief Corrupts! (vv. 15-16)

Unbelief in God’s family is not innocuous. Those who claim to know God must be trained in the truth.

(We will continue this five-part series over the next few days)

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2019 in family

 

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If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone . . . (Family)

What a fascinating interview! (Loved the last line of one of the children:  “What are we having for dinner?”)  Our culture seems to be strategically targeting families and their time together.  Whether it’s racing to sporting events, dance or art classes, or some form of scouts, our children — and our grandchildren — are at risk of missing a critical time for family conversation — dinner!

What ideas have helped you as a mom or dad to safeguard that time with your children?

Please post your comments!

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2016 in family

 

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Time for a Great Cartoon! Playing house!

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Questions:

1.  What patterns are you and I establishing for our children when it comes to our homes?

2.  Do you and your family have dinner together at least three or four times a week?  How do you deal with the out-of-control demand of activities on you and your family?

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2014 in family

 

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