Tag: Family

There are so many subjects, situations, and lessons that we can gather from the book of Genesis. In the closing chapters of the book, here are some things that stood out to me. The family situations from Abraham on down to Joseph were complicated at best. Sometimes in our aerial view of these people in the book of Genesis, we have a tendency to think that there was perfect faith and obedience while serving God. However, when we look at…

I was reading the lineage of Esau in Genesis this morning. These are the painful areas in Scripture to stay focused on, but I patiently went through it. People tend to skip these parts because it doesn’t appeal to their senses and likes. I mean, who really cares about the lineage of Esau? What does that have to do with our salvation, right? At first I started to wish my way through the chapter, but then I started to see…

You thought your family was dysfunctional? What a hot mess in the family of Isaac and Jacob! Let’s recap some highlights of this family mess. Esau gave up his birthright to Isaac over some food! The flesh is weak! How many of us have appetites as gods? Jacob, with the help of his mother, deceived his father Isaac by impersonating Esau to get the blessing from Isaac. How could a wife of a man of God do such a thing…

Only the paganistic cultures would sacrifice their children to their god, yet here is the God of heaven asking Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to Him on a mountain. God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son finally came through. Although there were some times of doubt and even though they sinned against God in having a son through Sarah’s servant, God still came through with His promise. Isaac might have come sooner if they…

“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” –Hebrews 11:7 Noah was not a perfect man. However, he was a man that moved when he heard what God wanted him to do and acted according to faith and trust. He was ridiculed by neighbors and mocked by everyone around. Noah could have…

“When you point your finger cos your plan fell through / You got three more fingers pointing back at you.” -Solid Rock, by Dire Straights Our expectation of how others should live does not always coincide with how we should be living. Many Christians, because of the failure of their own life influence and example, point out things that other people should be doing and go so far as to implement laws that will enforce their beliefs. As a Christian, you have…

Here are some family questions to ask your youth group. If you hear silence, re-word the question a different way. These questions might bring up family issues for you to take note of to help you build better relationships with your youth. If they made a movie about your family, who should star as your family members? Explain. Who do you treat better, your family or your friends? Why? What’s one dream you have for your family? How can you help…

Six Reasons Young People Leave the Church 5 Possible Reasons Young Americans Are Leaving Church and Christianity Behind Top 10 Reasons our Kids Leave Church Top 10 Reasons the Church Is Losing Our Youth Why Our Youth Are Leaving the Church And the list goes on… All you have to do is google anything in regards to why young people leave the church and you will find a plethora of articles and books written about the subject. In almost of…