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From Childhood You Have Known the Holy Scriptures

“and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” – 2 Tim. 3:15 Timothy had been taught the Scriptures from childhood (no doubt … Continue reading

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God; The Unloving Parent

I let my kids play in the busy street today. They wanted to really bad and who am I to tell them what they ought or ought not do? So I let them. I also let my kids eat as much … Continue reading

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Bring Them Up in the Training and Admonition of the Lord

“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” – Eph. 6:4 “Bring them up” = ektréphō – feed. “Training” = paideía – instruction to reach maturity. “Admonition” = nouthesía – … Continue reading

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Straining at Rowing

I took Mary kayaking this weekend. Typical of a 2-year old, she wanted to “do it myself!” Needless to say, we didn’t get very far and she ended up pretty frustrated. Truth be told, she was a hot mess and I apologize to … Continue reading

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Michael Todd’s Promise To His Daughter

Michael Todd, “I made a promise to my daughter.” https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fiammiketodd%2Fvideos%2F1575710275845716%2F&show_text=0&width=560 Ref: Full Sermon

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Insights from Proverbs 22 & 23

Insights from Proverbs 22 & 23 for the 22nd and 23rd: Kids have got to be trained. You don’t have to teach a kid to be bad; No, you have to teach them to be good. I’ve heard if you toss … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 4

Insights from Proverbs 4 for the 4th: As a parent, we strive to raise wise, compassionate, and strong kids. Our highest responsibility is to point our children to a personal relationship with Jesus. This is especially true for fathers. Fathers are their … Continue reading

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Christians Are Like Tea Bags

I heard this saying attributed to either Chip Ingram or Greg Laurie: “Christians are like TEA BAGS; you don’t know what they’re made of until you put them in hot water.” Isn’t that about the truth! Is the heat being turned … Continue reading

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How Can a Loving God Send Anyone to Hell?

How can a loving God send anyone to Hell? Why unlimited punishment for a limited behavior? Isn’t Hell cosmic overkill? Too harsh! Not fair! I’ve heard this objection many times and it seems reasonable… at first. John Bunyan said, “No sin … Continue reading

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Sabotaging the Sabbath

Let’s say you have an interview this weekend. What are you going to do? Prepare for it, right? Get a good nights sleep. Get your clothes ready so you aren’t rushing around. Set your alarm. (Better safe than sorry: set 2!) Have a … Continue reading

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