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When you hear someone say “family worship,” it might bring up all kinds of thoughts. You might have no idea what it is, you might think it’s going to church with your family, and you might think you have to be a trained theologian to be involved in it. I had no idea what family worship even meant until a few years back when I was introduced to the idea in seminary. Basically it is getting together as a family for an intentional time of sitting under God’s word and celebrating God’s work. As parents we have all had that moment where we recognize we have no idea what we’re doing and are overwhelmed by the task God has given us. Thinking about leading your family in family worship might bring up these sorts of feelings, but let me encourage you to check out this link with some practical and simple ways to get started with this very important discipline in your home.

http://theresurgence.com/2013/06/24/a-quick-guide-to-family-worship

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Within the last month I came across this article in a magazine and saw it again in a blog post this week. It is helpful in exposing some myths many of us believe about Muslims. Large portions of our world are predominately followers of Islam and they need the gospel of Jesus Christ that breaks our chains of bondage just as we do. Read and be encouraged.

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/07/05/10-things-every-christian-should-know-about-islam/

I came across Bible Study: A Student’s Guide by Jon Nielson a month or so ago and ordered a bundle of them, it looks like a promising book for students and for our ministry to walk through together.

Check it out here: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2013/04/02/finally-a-book-for-high-schoolers-on-how-to-study-the-bible/

What Someone Needs to Say

Posted: February 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Within the last few months two well known Christians have had opportunities to take a strong stand for their beliefs regarding God’s plan for sexuality within the Bible and both have publicly not taken a stand for what they believe. A pastor in Michigan explains what he thinks that they and we should say when asked publicly what we believe about these things. At some point, we will have to take a stand for what we believe on the issue of homosexuality, and this provides a helpful resource for how to respond

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2013/02/26/what-someone-needs-to-say/

Have you ever caught your child in a sin and felt you responded poorly or unbiblically to the situation? Even with a toddler, as we seek to faithfully discipline my daughter, I find myself in this spot often. The link below provides a helpful example of how to show love to your child in the midst of a situation like this.

http://www.shepherdpress.com/avoiding-conflicted-love-with-your-teenager-an-example/

We hear statistics all the time about kids leaving church. We wonder why so many who grew up in our children’s ministries and youth groups aren’t around anymore or plugged in to any local church anywhere. Here’s an article taking a stab at how to answer that question (I think he’s spot on!). Enjoy.

http://marc5solas.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/top-10-reasons-our-kids-leave-church/