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Four Great Children’s Resources For Christian Parents

February 7th, 2012 |

“For the first eight or ten years of a child’s life the field or garden is the best schoolroom, the mother the best teacher, nature the best lesson book. Even when the child is old enough to attend school, his health should be regarded as of greater importance than a knowledge of books. He should be surrounded with the conditions most favorable to both physical and mental growth.” – Education p. 208, Ellen White

A powerful quote isn’t it?  Imagine a radically different educational system.  A system that does not confine children in poorly ventilated classrooms for 4 to 8 hours a day.  A system void of skeptical false science.  A system that focuses on the greatest Teacher of all time, Jesus Christ. A system that prepares your children for heaven. In the beginning, God designed an educational system for His children, Adam and Eve.  He placed them in a beautiful garden, surrounded by the book of nature.  Their physical education was not found in useless and selfish amusements, but in practical and productive gardening. “The system of education instituted at the beginning of the world was to be a model for man throughout all aftertime. As an illustration of its principles a model school was established in Eden, the home of our first parents. The Garden of Eden was the schoolroom, nature was the lesson book, the Creator Himself was the instructor, and the parents of the human family were the students.” (Education p. 20)

What environment are you placing your children in? Does the educational environment of your children copy the pattern of Egypt or Israel?  How can we truly “Train up our children in the way they should go, so that when they are old they will not depart?”  Fortunately, the Lord has not left His people without resources.  Below are four helpful resources for Christian parents.

Amazing Adventures – An evangelistic series designed for 4-12 year olds.

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Competitive Sports & Christian Character

May 28th, 2011 |

Several years ago I attended an Angel’s major league baseball game.  As I sat in the audience my favorite player hit his second home run of the game.  And I like the rest of the fans stood on my feet, and cheered.  It was an exciting moment, fireworks were exploding, tens of thousands of people were cheering, and in the midst of all this fanfare, I suddenly heard a still small voice whisper “Do you get this excited about Me?”   I sat down slowly, and contemplated such a statement. I knew the answer, “Lord, I don’t get this excited about you, I don’t get this excited about souls being won to you.  I get more excited over a sporting event, than I do the kingdom of God.”

How is a Christian to handle competitive sports?  May Christians participate in boxing or football?  Should Christian parents expose their children to such events?  “The tendency of most athletic sports is a subject of anxious thought to those who have at heart the well-being of the youth. Teachers are troubled as they consider the influence of these sports both on the student’s progress in school and on his success in afterlife. The games that occupy so much of his time are diverting the mind from study. They are not helping to prepare the youth for practical, earnest work in life. Their influence does not tend toward refinement, generosity, or real manliness. “1  The question many have is, which sports are appropriate for Christians to participate in?  Which sports are sinful in God’s sight?  Such are good questions.  The Bible has good answers.  Therefore let us study the Bible to discover the truth about competitive sports.  Read More »

  1. Adventist Home p. 500, Ellen White

A New Revival Of Young People Is Just Two Weeks Away!

September 21st, 2010 |

Why a teen event?

I saw that Satan is a vigilant foe intent upon his purpose of leading the youth to a course of action entirely contrary to that which God would approve. He well knows that there is no other class that can do as much good as young men and young women who are consecrated to God. The youth, if right, could sway a mighty influence. Preachers, or laymen advanced in years, cannot have one half the influence upon the young that the youth, devoted to God, can have upon their associates. ~ Testimonies For The Church Volume 1 p. 511

I was shown that the youth must take a higher stand and make the word of God the man of their counsel and their guide. Solemn responsibilities rest upon the young, which they lightly regard. ~ Adventist Home p. 407 paragraph 4

What Is It?

A new 10-part teen series called MIQ (Most Important Questions) begins Friday, October 8, 2010. Doug Batchelor will tackle the biggest challenges facing teens today by answering questions like, Can the Bible be trusted? Can you really know the future? How can we know there is a God? What’s about dating and sex? and much more!

The series will be broadcast live before a live teen audience and will feature video questions from young viewers all over the world. Teens, youth leaders, and parents are urged to register their schools or homes as host sites by visiting MIQ’s official website, MIQteens.com.

When?

Live broadcast times on 3ABN’s English television channel are as follows:

It begins Friday, October 8 through Saturday, October 16, 2010

  • Daily from  6-7 p.m. CDT  (UTC-5). Repeat: 11 p.m.-12 midnight CDT.
  • Saturday, Oct. 16 – Morning Service 10-11 a.m. CDT (UTC-5). Repeat: 1-2 p.m. CDT.

U.S. West Coast Times:

  • Daily from  4 – 5 p.m. PDT. Repeat: 9-10 p.m. PDT.
  • Saturday, Oct. 16 – Morning Service 8-9 a.m. PDT. Repeat: 11 a.m-12 noon PDT.

Where?

3ABN is  available on Dish Network (channel # directions).  If you do not have Dish network or a 3ABN dish, you can watch it online for free live at 3abn.com

Out of town from October 8 to 16th?  Miss a broadcast?  Additional rebroadcasts are available the next week….

8pm (PST), October 17-23 on Inspiration Network
8pm (PST), October 17-23 on AFTV (Amazing Facts TV)

You can watch AFTV online for free at http://amazingfacts.tv/

Call your youth pastor, tell your children, relatives and neighbors!  God is looking for young people in these last days to go all the way for Him.  Now is the time!

7 Inspired Christian Parenting Principles

April 8th, 2010 |

Parenting, it can sometimes seem like an impossible task.  But with God all things are possible.  “It is the privilege of parents to take their children with them to the gates of the city of God, saying, “I have tried to instruct my children to love the Lord, to do His will, and to glorify Him.” To such the gate will be thrown open, and parents and children will enter in. But all cannot enter. Some are left outside with their children, whose characters have not been transformed by submission to the will of God. A hand is raised, and the words are spoken, “You have neglected home duties. You have failed to do the work that would have fitted the soul for a home in heaven. You cannot enter.” The gates are closed to the children because they have not learned to do the will of God, and to parents because they have neglected the responsibilities resting upon them.1

The world is filled with new theories and parenting tips by supposed “experts in their field”. But the best parent of all time is God the Father. All the combined knowledge from all the parenting books in the world are no match compared to the truth and knowledge found in the word of God. Let’s not waste our time with the theories of learned men. It’s time to put aside the New York Times bestsellers and listen to the best parent of all time, God. What are some parenting commandments that God has given to His people? Let’s dig into the words of inspiration today.

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