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 »

Giving: The Value of Sacrifice (Part 1)

Developing an unselfish attitude in young people is not an easy task. It is innate in our desires to take care of “numero uno.” We do not like to be in want or to be lacking anything. For this reason, we will get odd jobs, work overtime, and even volunteer for extra strenuous labors to… Read more »

Family Life: A Teenager’s Place (Part 4)

One of the most important character traits needed in a young person is “courage.”  We live in a day of weakening standards and loss of spiritual strength.  How can we make sure we are implementing courage in the lives of our young people. Again, let’s go to Scripture and consider the Biblical example of David. … Read more »

Family Life: A Teenager’s Place (Part 3)

You will remember that in our last article we used the example of Joseph as a Bible example of someone who had integrity.  Going back to that story note his words to Potiphar’s wife. You will see that Joseph’s allegiance was not just to his father or mother.  More importantly it was to God.  This… Read more »

Family Life: A Teenager’s Place (Part 2)

The second concept we want to consider, in regards to family life, is the implementing of integrity in the home. Let’s consider the Biblical example of Joseph. Genesis 39:1-11 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the… Read more »

Family Life: A Teenager’s Place (Part 1)

In trying to help parents and youth pastors, I want to look at three areas in the family life of a young person and discuss some helps in establishing guidelines for them. First, I would like us to consider the idea of contentment. The apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4 that he found contentment…. Read more »

Communication in the Home (Part 3)

Let me give you a few items to consider about your week or month when it comes to your time with your young person. Have Family Devotions. This is one of the most important times that you can have with your children. If you say you love God and you never read the Bible and… Read more »

Communication in the Home (Part 2)

Let’s look at what the Bible has to say about our communication with our children and young people, beginning with Deuteronomy 6:3-9 “Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in… Read more »

Teens A to Z – The Bible

As we begin looking at the importance of the Word of God in our homes, let’s first consider some familiar typologies for the Word of God. The Bible is compared to a sword in Ephesians 6:17, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” The… Read more »