Posts by Marty Miller

Posts by Marty Miller

RC Students- Life’s Biggest Questions about God

Life’s Biggest Questions- God There are a number of people who believe in God. Josh and Sean McDowell state, “The majority of people in America and around the world believe there is a God.” Truly, there are lots of people who believe in God. In contrast, there are also a number of people who claim to be either atheist or agnostic. For clarification, an atheist is a person who believes there is no God.  On the other hand, an agnostic…

RC Students – Life’s Biggest Questions

Life’s Biggest Questions Most teens have questions about life. Many have asked, “What is this life for?” “Does God truly exist?” “If there is a God, does He care about my pains?” and “Does God have a plan for my life?” Everyone wants a meaningful life. Pastor Erik Thoennes writes, “There is nothing more human than wondering what that means. Even in days filled with shallowness and countless distractions, when the light goes out at the end of the day…

RC Students- Stewardship

Stewardship Stewardship is an old term that describes individual responsibility. Modern dictionaries describe stewardship as, “the individual’s responsibility to manage his life and property with proper regard to the rights of others.”  Many associate stewardship with with a giving program. In fact, when asked what stewardship is, many believers will connect it to giving. John MacArthur writes, ” Stewardship encompasses the whole idea of giving to spiritual causes and funding kingdom enterprises- investing in eternity by means of the church,…

RC Students – Giving

Teaching students the importance of giving is vital. For believers, giving to others is a great way to be a bold witness for Christ.  Also, teaching students to give to their church is important. For instance, teaching them the principles of tithing is an essential part of their maturity and growth in Christ. The earlier our teens learn how to give and tithe properly, the more successful they will be at developing healthy fiduciary habits.  Kelli Mahoney writes, “the discipline…

RC Students- Debt

RC Students – Debt Parents have a huge influence on helping their teen become fiscally responsible. In fact, parents play a direct role in helping them be responsible, whether it is earning money through jobs, saving for college, car payments, or simply paying for their phone bill. Parents provide needed guidance for their student. In 2019, Sallie May reported “ 70% of college grads say they learned their financial skills from their parents.” That can be a scary thought for…

RC Students- Money Matters

Money Matters Money is a commodity, particular for people in the West, for many reasons. For instance, money is used to buy food to eat and clothes to wear. Money also provides for other things as well, such as, transportation, services, rent,  house payments, gasoline, repairs, and so much more. Money is a necessity for life and living, not only a desire. Most would agree that money is wasted yearly on many things. Therefore, having a clear understanding of money…

Student New Year’s Resolutions

Many people have made their New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, several magazines have stated that “at least half of us made some type of New Year’s resolution.” Whether it is to gain muscle, lose weight, study harder, make honor roll, etc., the main purpose for making a resolution is for transformation.  Whether it is health, school, or simply being nice to someone, we all have something in life that needs transformation.  Therefore, on New Year’s Eve, people from all over…

Don’t Be A Grinch This Season

Don’t Be A Grinch This Season Many people are aware of the holiday classic, “The Grinch.” In that classic story, the villain, the Grinch, tries to “steal Christmas.” He is a guy with a bad attitude. In fact, the lyrics to the popular song says it all: “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch, You really are a heel.” The holidays has a propensity to bring out the Grinch in us all. In fact, Christians are not exempt from the temptation…

Teenage Respect

Teenage respect The teenage world can be very tough. Dan Darling, writing for LifeWay, says,” The pressures of adolescence have always been a difficult crucible for young people but today it seems easier to be victimized and a perpetrator of verbal violence. Parents have an increasingly difficult job in protecting their children from bullying and raising kids who respect the unique human dignity of all people. It’s a difficult job.” It is a tough job to teach our students RESPECT, however,…

Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure If we think long enough, we will be able to remember a time when we faced that awful thing: peer pressure. It’s one of those times in life when we are faced with a decision, to follow “the crowd” or  stand on our own convictions. Our students face it all the time. Some do well with it while others struggle through.  Students, however, are not the only ones who face this. Ron Cooney says, “But peer pressure isn’t…

Teenage Christian Living – Happy Reformation Day

Teenage Christian Living- Happy Reformation Day! Halloween (October 31) is a very popular event in our country. Many greet each other with a “Happy Halloween.” This is a day where a lot of kids dress up as their favorite character, or something they view as scary, and go house to house in their neighborhood saying, “trick or treat.” Churches and businesses join in the holiday by hosting “Fall Festivals” and “Trunk or Treats” to draw people for a safe and…

Teenage Christian Living- Friendship

Teenage Christian Living- Friendship True friendship is a wonderful thing. In fact, when a person has a true friend, it has led some to say that it is “worth its weight in gold.” True friends do not come easily. How many of us can say that, of the friends we have,  we know they will be there with us through “thick and thin?” Proverbs 18:24 says, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who…