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The Gift That Keeps On Giving…The Gift Of Sanctification

Every Christmas people spend a lot of time and frustration trying to find that “perfect” gift. Many find this experience to be a hard feat.  Can someone really find the “perfect” gift? A gift that will never wear out, not break, not fade, not rust, not need fixing, not tear up, not have to be returned, or re-gifted? Just thinking about finding that perfect gift can bring anxiousness. In keeping true to the reason for the season, we do have a…

Equipping Your Family

If experience is the only thing able to produce healthy homes, then all our families are doomed. Main Points If experience is the only thing able to produce healthy homes, then all our families are doomed. 2 Tim. 3:16-17 Teaching –  what’s right Reproof – what’s not right Correction – How to make it right Training in righteousness – how to keep it right

This is How you Dad!

The First time I saw this commercial I was a little taken back. Don’t get me wrong; I love Cheerios! But to see a national company putting a positive light on Fathers, well it made me want to buy their product even more. That is why I wanted to share this with you. This is not an endorsement of a product or company (though you see them both) it is a promotion of Dads!!

6. Take the Summer Challenge (Clip)

Here is Step Six From the Message: Biblical Blueprint: Teach Your Children Diligently (Deut. 6:4-9) Take the Summer Challenge We have 17 unique summer challenges for your family to draw closer to Jesus and each other.

5. Read the Bible Together

Here is Step Five From the Message: Biblical Blueprint: Teach Your Children Diligently (Deut. 6:4-9) Read the Bible Together – We have developed a Bible reading plan geared to unite our church around God’s Word.

4. Unite Teaching Content for All Ages – (Clip)

Here is Step Four From the Message: Biblical Blueprint: Teach Your Children Diligently (Deut. 6:4-9) Unite Teaching Content for All Ages. The next generation’s greatest chance at comprehension and application is if all generations are learning the same content at the same time.

1. Stay One Step Ahead (Clip)

Here is Step One From the Message: Biblical Blueprint: Teach Your Children Diligently (Deut. 6:4-9) Stay One Step Ahead We cannot teach our children something we have not learned ourselves.  

Gospel Essentials

When we think about having a Gospel Focused Family, we need to first focus upon gospel essentials.  What is essential for your family member to understand in order to respond to the gospel? Your family’s greatest need is the gospel. Concerns You might have concerns about sharing the gospel with your family.  These are common concerns: What if I don’t present the information correctly? Wouldn’t a trained professional be more trustworthy? What if I turn them off to Christianity? While…

Your Family Can Make It On One Income

To work or not to work?  That question is usually simple to answer when considering a father’s role in the family. But when we consider whether or not a mother should work outside the home, many factors make the issue more sensitive for Christian families. Each couple must pray together and agree about the mother’s role in the home, considering the children’s well-being, the mother’s desire to work, and ultimately whether or not the mother working outside the home is…


A catechism (pronunciation: /ˈkætəˌkizəm/; from Greek: κατηχέω, “to teach orally”) Is a Catechism for me? Catechism sounds like a word used by the Catholic Church or some other denomination but not Baptist. I remember the first time I heard the word “Catechism,” a girl I worked with had grown up in the Catholic Church. She talked to me about her time in catechism classes. That was the extent of my understanding. It was something that kids in the Catholic school…

How to Have Family Devotions

“In an age of fractured families and hectic schedules, Christian families need to be deeply rooted in Christ. Church and Sunday school are essential. But equally important, Christianity must be lived in the home; Christ must be the center of our lives. There is not magic formula for building a Christian home. However, Christian families through the ages have found joy, strength, and guidance through taking time daily to pray and read together from God’s Word.” We need all the…

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…
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