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 »

Teens A to Z – Communication in the Home (Part 1)

After doing extensive research on the family, marriage, and the home, it is amazing to me how many different opinions there are on these subjects. I have come to realize that we must be careful in our study and research because we do not want to get drawn in by worldly influences. I am listing… Read more »

Authority in the Home (Part 2)

So, Biblically, what is the authority in the home? The greatest passages to look at are in Ephesians 5 and 6. Ephesians 5:21-24: Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as… Read more »

Authority in the Home (Part 1)

In a “Frank & Ernest” cartoon, the two bunglers are standing before the pearly gates. St. Peter, holding the keys, is scowling at Ernie. Frank whispers to Ernie, “If I were you, I’d change my shirt, Ernie.” Ernie’s T-shirt reads, “Question Authority.” Americans think that questioning or defying authority is our inalienable constitutional right. If… Read more »

Psalm 18

Psalm 18:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, I will love thee, O LORD,… Read more »

Teens (Part 3)

We have been considering the topic of developing Christ-honoring teens in our homes. Let’s review the last couple of points since they have been spread over a month of discussion. We considered the aspect of teenagers having an abundance of energy. Paul instructed Timothy not to let others despise his youth, especially when it came… Read more »

Teens (Part 2)

We have looked at I Timothy 4, in the earlier verses, to get some instruction from Paul in regard to teens in our churches. We have seen where Paul shows us that the teen years are filled with an abundance of energy which should be put to use for the preparation and service of the… Read more »