Parents As Role Models

Text: Proverbs 20:7 We often think of instruction and discipline when it comes to raising children. This lesson lays the foundation for that. Parents must also teach by example. If parents fail to do this, children will come to see them as hypocrites, thus making any instruction and discipline seem to be irrelevant. We must […]

The Home in Which Children Are Raised

Text: Genesis 1:27 God’s plan from the beginning was for a man and a woman to “be fruitful and multiply.” This would be done in marriage (Genesis 2:24). Unfortunately, this does not always work out – either through sin or tragedy – leaving single parents or other caretakers to do the best they can for […]

The Gift of Children

Text: Psalm 127:3-5 Our view of children must be shaped by the Bible, not by society. Children are a gift from God. While there are responsibilities that come with parenting, children should not be seen as a burden, but as a blessing. Children are a Gift from God Children are to be seen as a […]

Growing Number of Single Moms Who Have Never Married

Text: Genesis 1:27-28 God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman, and that children would be born in this relationship. Our society has long been perverting God’s plan for marriage and the home. Example: Since 1960, the number of single mothers who have never married has risen from 4% to 44% (Pew […]

Did God Put Barack Obama in the White House?

Text: Daniel 4:17 Many Christians are disappointed in the outcome of the Presidential election. But many have concluded that it must have been God’s will for the President to be reelected. Daniel 4:17 is often cited on this point. However, these are different times. There were specific purposes and prophecies for nations in the Bible; […]

The “Miracle” of Birth

Text: Genesis 4:1 Two Ways in which God Can Operate Directly — through miracles Indirectly — through providence Childbirth fits into the realm of providence, rather than the miraculous Childbirth is Common This is not to say that conception & childbirth are automatic & without risk of complications But childbirth is common for all peoples, […]

The Danger in the “Small” Sins

Gossip – Romans 1:29; gossip demonstrates pride, lack of love Disobedience to Parents – Romans 1:30; shows a disrespect for authority in general Outbursts of Anger – Galatians 5:20; lack of self-control Cowardice – Revelation 21:8; lack of faith Lying – Revelation 21:8; shows one does not love the truth like they ought to