God didn’t just create you to be male. He created you to be a man. And that’s not a given. Godly manhood is a role that we choose to embrace. God set men down on this planet and said, "Conquer it. Take ownership and leadership. Cultivate and build." So, at no point, did God tell men, "Go, be gruff, rude, selfish, and step on people." He has called men to servant leadership, following in the footsteps and example of Christ. So we’re to nurture, to build, and to initiate - in a humble manner - just like Christ does for us and for the church and for all His creation.
by Kim Porta “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” --Proverbs 22:6 When I was about 18, I made somewhat of a vow before God and man that I would never have children. Thinking back on that now, I have to … Continue reading Raising the Standard of Raising Kids
Children are like darts and arrows - they’ll land where they are aimed. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” I know many good, Christian parents who hang on to this verse as if it’s their knot at … Continue reading Shooting Straight at Child-Rearing
This article compiled by Rogie Hale, Children’s Ministry Leader at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Taylorsville. One of the great puzzles in my life is when Daddy whips me for smoking a cigarette butt he threw away. And Mommy sometimes washes my mouth out with soap for saying a word that I learned from her. Ever since … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being a Kid!