Seven Principles of Biblical Friendship (Part 2)

By way of review from the previous part one article: Be Selective (or Be Careful) Have Boundaries Give to the Friendship Require Respect “Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:  Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.  A word fitly… Read more »

Seven Principles of Biblical Friendship (Part 1)

“Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.”  This was written over 2000 years ago by the Roman philosopher Cicero in the first century B.C.  But while all people long for friendship, genuine friends are hard to come by. Many factors contribute to the dearth of… Read more »

Responsibility

Responsibility is defined as “the state of being accountable or answerable, as for a trust or office, or for a debt.  It is used in the plural; as heavy responsibilities.” There is a story told about Mr. Brown who was a worker in a healthcare facility in the state of Georgia. Brown once worked in… Read more »

Tips For Training Our Teens In the Area of Dating (Part 2)

Let’s consider another area that will help your children in preparing for dating.  There must be training in behavior.  Believe it or not, proper table manners, treating their brothers or sisters as human beings, learning to do their chores, and learning conversational skills will help them when their dating life begins.  These skills and behavioral… Read more »

Tips For Training Our Teens In the Area of Dating (Part 1)

There has been a lot of discussion over the past two decades in the area of “dating.”  Much of the dialogue is just on the term “dating.”  Many have decided to use different terms such as “courting,” “courtship,” “betrothal,” etc.  I believe that much of the discussion has come from the failure in most churches… Read more »

Facing Giants (Part 3)

“Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:  And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the… Read more »

Facing Giants (Part 2)

“These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. 9.  And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one… Read more »

Facing Giants (Part 1)

In the months of January and February, we will be considering the idea of facing our giants.  There are many giants that come into our lives throughout our journey on this earth.  We have the Word of God to look to for insight and victory.  I would like us to consider some things out of… Read more »

Giving: The Value of Sacrifice (Part 3)

In conclusion to this series of articles, let me give some ideas of ways that a teenager can learn to give back to those who invested in their lives without getting something in return. Have your teenager find a job once a month or semester at church that needs done. This should be done without… Read more »

Giving: The Value of Sacrifice (Part 2)

Today let’s consider a passage in the Old Testament, I Samuel 24:24  “And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the… Read more »