Family (Page 8)

Family (Page 8)

Biblical Blueprint

God has a plan for your home. In May 2017, I will preach a sermon series at Rocky Creek entitled “Biblical Blueprint.”  It’s all about family discipleship. While this topic started as a doctoral project, it quickly became a ministry centerpiece.  I have had more opportunities to preach on this topic than any other.  The concept hit a chord in a surprisingly loud manner. I had someone tell me that once you start thinking family discipleship, it starts popping out…

Happy Rebirthday

The most enduring memories are the most ritualized ones. 1.    John 3:3 – Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. 2.    1 Pet. 1:3 – according to his great mercy he has caused us to be born again to a living hope 3.    The most enduring memories are the most ritualized ones. 4.    Remembering your rebirthday reinforces your faith. 5.    Celebrate rebirthdays by rejoicing over the past and gifting…

The Hangout House

Kids will spend the most time where they feel the most welcomed. 1.    Josh. 24:15 2.    Bad company corrupts good morals.  (1 Cor. 15:33) 3.    Kids will spend the most time where they feel the most welcomed. 4.    If you earn your child’s trust, you can better communicate your concerns.

Shows the Love of Jesus to My Child

Parent’s Perspective on Rocky Creek Academy We have had our son Michael at Rocky Creek for 3 years and have been so happy with our time spent there.  During those years, he has learned so much that I have no doubt he is prepared for the next step in his education. I am also thankful that the truths of the Bible are incorporated into the classroom experience on a daily basis. The teachers are so creative and invested in their…

How to Encourage Your Family

People replicate what their loved ones celebrate. 1. Heb. 3:13 2. Never forget the power of private and public affirmation.  (Matt. 3:16-17) 3. People replicate what their loved ones celebrate. 4. Meaningful encouragement always involves intentionality and specificity. 5. If you want it to happen, schedule it to happen.

How to Know the Love Language of Your Kids

If you have a difficult time connecting with your child, perhaps you have not yet determined your child’s unique love language. The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman, Ph.D and Ross Campbell, M.D helps parents connect with their children and raise their children by being aware of the child’s love language. To understand the basics of the book, you can read more here. To purchase the e-book, you can do that here. Which love language do you think…

Leaving Him With Friends

Parent’s Perspective on Rocky Creek Academy Dropping off your baby for the first time can be nerve racking and scary, but our experience was nothing like that at Rocky Creek! The teachers are wonderful! They are happy, communicate well with me as the parent, and love my children as their own! I can leave my baby at Rocky Creek not feeling as if I just dropped him off with strangers, but like I am leaving him with friends. In addition…

Living Vicariously Through Your Child

The goal is not for your child to look more like you but to look more like Jesus. 1.    Gen. 5:1-3 (cf. 1:27) 2.    The goal is not for your child to look more like you but to look more like Jesus. 3.    Don’t suffocate your child with lesser pursuits. 4.    What needs to happen for my child to reflect more the image of God?

“The Sereer: Desperately Trying To Please God”

On Sunday, April 30, we will show this award winning film in our Sanctuary at 6:00 PM.   FILM SYNOPSIS The people of the Sereer tribe in Senegal, West Africa, live in an ancient culture that was historically steeped in Animism, Voodoo and spirit worship. In the past two centuries modern Islam has taken a stronghold here. Fewer than half of the Senegalese people live in the country’s eight major cities. The rest live in the bush. Life here is…

Sharing the Gospel with Your Child

Occasionally, your child will observe friends who have made decisions to accept God’s gift of salvation and have chosen to follow in believer’s baptism. Every time there is a baptism, you have a great opportunity to share the gospel with your child. While we never want your child to be forced into a decision to follow Christ, we do want you as the parent to have spiritual conversations with your child at those unique moments of worship. Spiritual conversations are like…

An Outstanding Preschool

Parent’s Perspective on Rocky Creek Academy Rocky Creek Academy is an outstanding preschool!  We are very pleased with our experience this year!  Our little girl has learned so much in just a few short months.  She is loved and well cared for, and we couldn’t ask for a better education!  As parents, the thing we love most is how much she looks forward to going each day and how excited she is when talking about school and her friends.  She has thrived this year,…

Sins of the Father

Resolve to defy any sinful legacy and turn your family around. 1. The sins of the father punish future generations when they become the sins of the children (Deut. 24:16). – Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin. 2. God does not hold you responsible for any sins other than your own (Ezek. 18:20). – The…

Time for Fun

The alarm clock goes off, and it’s off to the races – backpacks, lunch boxes, car rider lines, straighten the house, run some errands, a second car rider line, unpack lunch boxes, and go through backpacks looking for papers to sign and homework to do. When your day feels like one big rat race, you might forget that there are moments in each day you can capture and cherish with your children. There are moments in each day you can…

Why Does God Allow Evil?

Have you ever wondered why God allows evil? That is one of the most popular questions today from many people, particularly students.  Recently on Wednesday nights in the Storehouse, we answered questions regarding God, Bible, Sin, and Evil. Here is a great little video from Sean McDowell that may help.

Grateful for Rocky Creek Academy

Parent’s Perspective on Rocky Creek Academy We have had at least one child attend Rocky Creek Academy since 2007. Next year, 2017-2018, will be our last year as our third and last baby will graduate from K4. Bittersweet. My children have been lucky to share the same wonderful experience year after year. They have shared the same kind teachers, the same playground, the same bright classrooms. The teachers and staff are the same today as they were in the beginning. In life today, that is special.…

The Truth About Satan’s Favorite Lies

Satan is a master of disguise. He knows how to disguise his wolves to attract and ultimately destroy you and your friends. Ironically, Satan’s trap is always the same. He attempts to make the dangerous seem harmless. He makes the ugly seem beautiful. He makes the bad seem good. He makes your wrong choice seem OK. Ironically, Satan’s trap is always the same. He attempts to make the dangerous seem harmless. If you learn to recognize the traps and dangers…