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 »

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 »