Luke 10:25-37 ~ Developing a Love for Jesus with the Head and Hands ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

November 3, 2018

Many polls show that the vast majority of young adults who are reared in Christian homes are now turning their backs on Christianity. Recent surveys indicate that seven out of every ten Christian kids are leaving their faith after high school.

According to the research from the PEW Research Center, each successive generations of American includes fewer Christians. Older generations of Americans are not passing along the Christian faith as effectively as their forebears. It’s not as if young people today are being reared in a way completely different from Christianity, but as adults they are simply dropping that part of their identity.

This message from Luke chapter 10 shows how to keep our children from being a statistic by helping them to develop a love for Jesus with their heads and their hands.

 

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Sermon Outline: It’s Not Rocket Science

October 29, 2018

Rearing our children is not rocket science, because rearing our children is much more complex than rocket science. With rocket science the drawings and calculations are done by dozens of scientists for each component of the rocket. Then over a period of months or years, each component is tested separately over and over again and necessary changes are made to the design.

The child come pre-assembled at birth with God-given bents, personality, and gifts already built in. Plus, the baby is already in motion. With children, there is no set science. Each child is different with millions of different variables. So how do we target the development of our children as they growing? This message focuses on helping our children learn to love Jesus with all their heart. If they learn to love Jesus with all their heart and soul, they will pretty much stay on track.

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Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ~ It’s Not Rocket Science ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 29, 2018

Rearing our children is not rocket science, because rearing our children is much more complex than rocket science. With rocket science the drawings and calculations are done by dozens of scientists for each component of the rocket. Then over a period of months or years, each component is tested separately over and over again and necessary changes are made to the design.

The child come pre-assembled at birth with God-given bents, personality, and gifts already built in. Plus, the baby is already in motion. With children, there is no set science. Each child is different with millions of different variables. So how do we target the development of our children as they growing? This message focuses on helping our children learn to love Jesus with all their heart. If they learn to love Jesus with all their heart and soul, they will pretty much stay on track.

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Psalm 139:1-3, 13-18 ~ Directing and Shaping Your Arrows ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 29, 2018

What is the promise of Proverbs 22:6? That our children will drift or go away from their Christian faith for a time, but if they have been reared correctly they will find their way back? Or is it a promise that they will not depart?

Proverbs 22:6 can be translated this way:

Adapt the training of your child

so that in keeping with his or her

God-given tendencies

--when he or she comes to maturity--

they will not depart from the training

they have received.

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Psalm 127:3-5 ~ Like Arrows in the Hand of Warrior ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 13, 2018

How do we know that when our children grow up and leave home, that they will be loyal to God?  How do we know that when they face the giants of life and experience struggles, temptations, and suffering, that they will put their confidence in God? How do we know that they will not forget the works of God and that they will obey Him in spite of their circumstances?

Psalm 78:7 says that the answer to these kinds of questions is the main goal of parenting. That when our kids leave home, “That they should put their confidence in God; And not forget the works of God; But keep His commandments.”

Pastor Bill’s message on "Arrows in the Hand of Warrior" is a must listen for every parent.

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Ephesians 5:15-33 ~ The Spirit-Filled Marriage ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 5, 2018

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers in the 19th Century, said, “When home is ruled according to God’s Word, angels might be asked to stay with us and they would not find themselves out of their element.”

It could be added to that, “Where Christ is Lord in the home, angels might be asked to stay with us and they would find themselves right at home.”

Both of  these statements are the result of a Spirit-Filled marriage. The secret of harmony and unity in the home is the fullness of the Spirit. It is power from within not pressure from without that holds the home together. And the fullness of the Spirit is how a home becomes a godly home of influence for the Kingdom of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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