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Help! My Teen is Rebellious

Posted on September 18, 2014 · Posted in Mini-books, Teenagers

A small book offering Biblical counsel to parents of rebellious teenagers. Dave & Judi Coats were stunned when their teenage daughter said to them, “You are not going to tell.. read more

Speaking the truth in love – the high calling of being a parent!

Posted on September 17, 2014 · Posted in Instructing

Note these important words from Instructing a Child’s Heart. “As parents, it is our divinely appointed task to commend God’s works to the next generation (Ps. 145:4). We are to.. read more

Teach your children about the danger of acceptable sins

Posted on September 16, 2014 · Posted in Culture, Gospel

Sin is making headlines these days. However, the media does not use the word sin to describe what is being reported. That might offend someone. And, of course, the list.. read more

A biblical response to irritating people

Posted on September 15, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Wisdom

Do you know people that irritate you? Do you have some friends or family members that you find annoying? No, these are not trick questions, just honest ones. The Holy.. read more

Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on September 14, 2014 · Posted in Worldview, Worship

God’s message for all of humanity: Praise Him!   God commands praise from all of the earth, from all of the people of earth. Only God’s love is unfailing. Only.. read more

Are you dominated by joyfulness?

Posted on September 13, 2014 · Posted in Wisdom

There is much in life that brings sadness and disappointment. Life can be difficult for many reasons. But, for those who know God, joyfulness is always appropriate.   Joyfulness is.. read more

Update: The NFL, Domestic Violence, the Gospel and an impotent church

Posted on September 12, 2014 · Posted in Culture, Gospel, Uncategorized

The headlines from the sports world have forced themselves into the national headlines. Men  are violently attacking women. Owners and players alike are using recreational drugs, performance enhancing drugs and.. read more

God’s answer to domestic violence

Posted on · Posted in Current Events, Mariage

A wife is to be treated with great respect and honor,  even if she is not as physically strong as her husband. A wife will receive the same gift of.. read more

Help! I Can’t Get Motivated

Posted on September 11, 2014 · Posted in Mini-books, Sanctification

New from Shepherd Press: A small book offering biblical counsel for people who lack motivation. Do you put off jobs until another day? Have you got work to do, but.. read more

Evil & 9/11

Posted on September 10, 2014 · Posted in Worldview

9/11 is a painful and disturbing memory. It is also a stark reminder that evil exists. There is no law, no executive decree, no military action, no speech, no earthly.. read more

Authority

Posted on September 9, 2014 · Posted in Authority

Our culture is suspicious of authority in general and of parental authority in particular. After all, who is a parent to tell a child how he should live? In contrast,.. read more

Flee and Pursue

Posted on September 8, 2014 · Posted in Teenagers

Indulging sensual desires has become an entitlement for young people.  The message is loud and persistent: You can have it. You can have it now. You deserve it. Advertising that.. read more

Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on September 6, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Your hope depends on God.   All of your worries, all of your weaknesses, all of your sins, all of the wrong actions of others, in no way change God’s.. read more

The Heart Matters

Posted on · Posted in Instructing

by Tedd Tripp   Solomon describes the importance of the heart in Proverbs 4:23:   “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”   The.. read more

Your kids and social media

Posted on September 5, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Wisdom

The world of cyberspace offers tempting delusions. Social media holds both great promise and great peril.  It appears to be personal and private, while being impersonal and dangerously public. It.. read more

Out of Darkness

Posted on September 4, 2014 · Posted in Culture, Gospel, Narrative

Ruth lived in a land of darkness.  In some ways her world was not unlike ours. Babies were sacrificed in order to gain personal well-being. Moab was a godless country. .. read more

Leading your children to maturity in Christ

Posted on September 3, 2014 · Posted in Parenting

  Children naturally determine goodness by their circumstances. Since children are also naturally self-centered, circumstances often become the focal points of conflict. Children frequently have a different view of what.. read more

Help your teenager to ask the right question

Posted on September 2, 2014 · Posted in Teenagers, Wisdom

An unexpected temptation arises in the life of your teenager.  He or she was not planning to make a life-altering decision, but the moment arrived nonetheless.  When this moment occurs,.. read more

Adam’s grandchildren could have traveled to the moon

Posted on September 1, 2014 · Posted in Culture, Worldview

You were made for work. God created the earth to be challenge for mankind. The creation was good and challenging. God’s creation was not without difficulty.  The good creation had.. read more

Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on August 31, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Are you invested in God?   Jesus said where your treasure is there your heart will be also.  If God is your treasure your worship will be rich. Christ warned.. read more