Be encouraged in your parenting journey. Jesus has purchased and given us everything we need to do what He’s called us to, if we’ll only surrender ourselves as tools for the work He longs to do.
Children are like sponges, and there is no better way to take advantage of that during the young years of their brain development than by filling their minds and hearts with eternal, life-giving Truth.
Both welcoming and washing require emptying yourself to serve others, which might sound like more than you can handle this Advent season. But no one who opens the door to Jesus and shares a meal with Him goes away hungry.
Use Scripture to teach kids to pray and strengthen your own relationship with God through prayer.
I can distinctly remember the moment when I realized that something was off. I was working full time in ministry, studying Scripture regularly for writing a children’s discipleship curriculum, lived in a strong community that was passionate about seeking Jesus, and yet I felt dry…empty…weak. God felt distant. Honestly, my personal walk with Him had slowly dwindled away to almost nothing—all in the midst of ministry. Ministry had replaced God, and it wasn’t enough. I was in and around truth,
What you believe, what you prioritize, and how you live out your worship will all rub off on those you disciple.
God's goal for your ministry is much deeper and more long-lasting and God-glorifying than your get-fruit-quick plan.
This is what suffering and setbacks can produce in life and ministry.
You must be one with Jesus, and be “bound up in the bundle of life” with Him if you would bring others into that life.
How do you explain the sanctification process? As we follow Jesus, does God do all the work, while we just sit back and watch? Or do we have a part in our own growth process?