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The Jekyll and Hyde of Motherhood
The Jekyll and Hyde of Motherhood

Before I had children I worked full time. I had a job that required professional dress, some ability to organize things, a briefcase, and appointments. ...


God can use the tensions of motherhood to transform you.


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Refocusing on Fatherhood
Refocusing on Fatherhood

Introduction

I was driving home from a friend's house on a Saturday night when the familiar highway I had traveled many times began to remind me of ...


Our heavenly Father provides the best example for fathers and the fatherless.


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Decisions Good Dads Make
Decisions Good Dads Make

Introduction

When we think about fathers, we often search the Bible for stories about Abraham. We study the plight of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. ...


Mordecai provides us with a great example of how to be a good father.


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When Teens Rebel

School administrators are on edge these days. The shooting rampage in Littleton, Colorado, has spawned threats of violence in schools all across America. ...



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Memorial Service for Heather Gillian

Introduction

With God's help, I want to share just a few thoughts about Heather. When we look at this Gospel, which was a favorite Gospel of Heather and ...



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And Grace Will Lead Me Home

Introduction

What would you say if you knew you were going to die and had a chance to sum up everything that was most important to you? That's how the ...


Leaving a legacy of blessing


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You're Fantastic

Introduction

Of all the comic books turned into motion pictures of late, my favorite one is the Fantastic Four. For those not in the know, it is a tale ...


When we need to be a superhero


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Trophy Kids

Introduction

When our eldest son was making preparations to start his freshman year of high school, I overheard him telling a classmate that he was planning ...


When we only want the best for them


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A Lesson Wise Moms and Other Influential People Can Teach the Next Generation
A Lesson Wise Moms and Other Influential People Can Teach the Next Generation

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Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 9), and should you decide to offer a message for the occasion, Steve Mathewson's look at Proverbs ...


A mom who fears the Lord teaches her kids to use their strength to serve people in need.


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Our Fathers Who Are on Earth
Our Fathers Who Are on Earth

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Father's Day is just around the corner (June 21), and should you decide to offer a message for the occasion, Mark Mitchell's look at a ...


An earthly father should reflect the heavenly Father.


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What It Takes to Be a Mother

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Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 10), and should you decide to offer a message for the occasion, Mark Mitchell's look at the ...


A mother's ultimate purpose is to instill in her child a love for God.


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King Me!

If you need an overall title, you could try something like this: "The King Takes His Throne: Solomon's Rise to Power."
By submitting to the kingdom of Christ, we put Jesus on his rightful throne.


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Dream Child

Introduction

A man shared with me that for years he went to church and watched as the advent candle was lit by these beautiful families, so well-dressed ...


When parenting disappoints


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The Incredibles
The Incredibles

Introduction

As we saw last week, every great family is founded first and foremost on the Covenant Principle—on a radical commitment to one ...


Making the most of your family unit


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People of the Table

Introduction

On this Mother's Day, it seems very appropriate that we continue to reflect together on what it takes to grow a great family. Whether our ...


The four vital rituals of the early church


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Don't You Believe It: The Myth of Self-Importance

There's an old Jewish story: A rabbi was sitting next to an atheist on an airplane. The rabbi's family was also on the plane. Every few minutes, one of ...


The needs of such people as our parents and our children are more important than our wants.


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A Spirit-Filled Family

Introduction:

From the outset, I must say that I feel unqualified to preach this message. There are many of you with many more years of child-rearing experience. ...


Ultimately the child with no respect for the authority of his parents may have no respect for the greatest authority: God.


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Bending the Twig

Introduction:

Alexander Pope said, “As the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.”

The future of their children is perhaps the uppermost thought in the minds ...


Heredity, environment, and personal choice combine to make a person.


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Rediscovering Marriage

Introduction

I think we'd all agree that marriage has fallen on hard times these days. They tell us that the number of people getting married has declined ...


Discover the transforming power of mutual submission


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Whatever Happened to Zebedee?

Text: Mark 1:19–20
Topic: The importance of a father's spiritual leadership

Whatever happened to Zebedee?

I doubt that this is a question begging for ...


Men are called to be the spiritual leaders of their families.


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What's a Mother To Do?

On Mother's Day and Father's Day it's long been my habit to preach special messages. On Mother's Day I usually remind everyone to be good to their mothers. ...


Protect your children, develop a plan, instill a sense of destiny.


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Is There Hope for the Family

Today we're ending a series entitled "Surviving the Brave New World." Since it's Father's Day, we're going to talk about building a strong ...


Incorporating God into the family will benefit everyone.


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A Woman's Worth Is Never Done

Introduction:

A woman of keen mind and understanding heart gazed at Whistler's portrait of his mother. "It is a remarkable painting of a very lovely ...


There is no substitute for the goodness a godly mother brings.


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A Father's Love

Bud Welch was, indirectly, one of the victims of the bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City in April, 1995. His 23-year-old ...


The best way to handle disobedience is to deal with your children the way your heavenly father deals with you.


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A Mother's Faith

Happy Mother's Day to all of you. It is a tradition to honor Mothers on this day, and we want to extend special honor to you today, though I hope we ...


A son or daughter never stops needing a mother.


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A Blue Print for Fathers

Today is Father's Day. Of course, it is an important day, but it is not the cash cow for the greeting card industry that Mother's Day is. However, like ...


God gives us a blueprint for fatherhood, because he is the perfect father.


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How to Rear Excruciatingly Perfect Children

Several years ago a couple named John and Luanne "Doe" wanted to have a baby, but were unable to conceive. They found a solution at a fertility clinic: ...


The key to a great family is love.


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The Difference a Dad Makes

Being a father isn't easy. Ask anyone who has tried it. And it's a tough job from the very start. A young father-to-be spent the evening pacing the ...


What makes a man a great father is that he gives his children his heart.


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The Father's Role

In 1952, one of the most visible fathers in our country was Ozzie Nelson—the easy-going dad on the show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. If ...


The Bible tells us what we need to do in order to be a good father.


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Despise Not These Little Ones

I thought it would be good for us to consider this very important mission field and responsibility the Lord Jesus has given to his church, that of reaching ...


Leading children to Christ is a vitally important ministry


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Faith of a Father

Ironically, Eli was a rotten father. The first two shots he took at raising boys were an abysmal failure, and he gave the world two monsters. So God must ...


A child's parents' greatest duty is to make their home a place where people grow.


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Children of Promise

I'd like to read a question posed by Erma Bombeck. She asks, "Where have all the children gone? I don't mean the ones who spend their days and nights ...


God gives us children that we might be good stewards of them.


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Choices

Introduction

Life has been described by many as a series of choices. That's partly true. Obviously there are times when our lives are impacted by things ...


We can avoid the consequences of poor decisions by taking God's Word seriously.


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Kids Rule

If you were to read the Bible from cover to cover and list all the times children are talked about, you would have a long list. The Bible is clear that ...


Idolizing children is dangerous for us and devastating to them.


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The Pressure of Fatherhood

There's a Father's Day card that reads, "Dad, everything I ever learned I learned from you, except one thing. The family car really will do 110."

It is ...


Despite the stresses confronting fathers, they can bless their children.


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It Takes a Family
It Takes a Family

 

Our Scripture reading comes from Luke 2:4650. Hear the Word of God:

After three days Mary and Joseph found Jesus in the temple sitting ...


The incident of Joseph and Mary losing 12-year-old Jesus in Jerusalem tells us much—and encourages us—about how God uses normal, fallible, human families.


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