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Teaching Wisdom to Our Children (Pt 15)

Teaching Wisdom

God gives us an interesting example of a teacher and master craftsman in the Book of Exodus. His name was Bezaleel and he was from the Tribe of Judah. We can learn much about choosing the right teachers for our children and being the right teachers for them.

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Teaching Wisdom to Our Children (Pt 14)

Teaching WisdomWe have many teachers in life. We have teachers at school, in church, in music, in sports, at work, in martial arts. We are constantly learning. Teachers have a tremendous influence in the lives of children. Most teachers teach because they love and care about children, but parents should be involved in knowing their children’s teachers and what drives them to teach. Unfortunately, some teachers are involved in the lives of children for the wrong reasons. We should be aware and careful for our children’s sake.

Parents choose most of a young child’s teachers, but children will eventually make some of their own choices. Plus, they need to know the difference between good and poor teachers in order to help their parents know what’s happening in the classroom. We look to God’s Word for guidance on how to choose the best teachers for our children and how to guide them to make those choices as they grow up.

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Teaching Wisdom to Our Children (Pt 11)

Teaching Wisdom

The purpose of this study is to help parents, Christian martial arts teachers and other adults guide children through the mine fields of life and find God’s purpose and blessing for their lives.

The fourth step to Teaching Wisdom To Our Children is to lead them to make wise choices when it comes to relationships in life.

Babies are born into the world with almost no ability to care for themselves. Doctors and nurses and other types of caregivers help in the first days of a child’s life, but the primary responsibility for a baby’s health and wellbeing falls to the parents. In a child’s early years parents will look to family members, friends, neighbors, teachers and others for assistance in giving their children direction and protection. Parents soon learn about the many “mine fields” facing them as they attempt to raise healthy, well-adjusted children.

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Teaching Wisdom to Our Children (Part 10)

Teaching WisdomWe’ve been looking at the amazing wisdom of King David in Psalm 16 and how we can teach our children to grasp the importance of being wise. Today, we look at the 10th insight from the mind of one of God’s greatest leaders.

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I’m Praying for You 2

Man Praying Near WaterHow often has someone said, “I’m praying for you”? How did that make you feel? Probably pretty good “if” you believed they were praying for you.

It’s harder to know whether someone really is praying for you in the social world since it’s so easy for all of us to “like” someone’s request for prayer, “retweet” or “share” their prayer request or write in the comment box – “praying for you.”

As we saw in the first part of our study, Jesus Christ prays for us. He proved it during His time of ministry on earth 2,000 years ago. We know He meant what He prayed because He sacrificed Himself for us on the Cross.  Jesus is now at the right hand of God making “making intercession for us” (Romans 8:34). The Holy Spirit also intercedes for us “in accordance with the will of God” (Romans 8:26-27).

Jesus taught His apostles the importance of praying for each other. Notice in the verses below how often the apostles’ prayers led them to reach out and meet the needs of the people for whom they prayed. As we read each example, let’s think about people who are part of our social community who need our prayers and help.

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Teaching Wisdom to Our Children (Part 9)

Teaching WisdomOne of the most important things that an adult can do is teach wisdom to children. Where will children learn wisdom if not from wise adults?

We continue our series looking at Psalm 16 and ten steps in walking with God and growing in wisdom. Today, we look at steps 8 and 9.

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I’m Praying for You

Man Praying Near WaterIn the social media world the words “I’m praying for you” are used for everything from job hunting to being in a car accident to going into surgery to doing well on a test. Prayer requests at church meetings and Bible studies often focus on health and personal safety.

One of the greatest things one Christian can do for another is to pray for them, but what should we pray? Prayer is personal communication with God, so what should we say to God on behalf of another Christian? What would God want us to request?

What we need to know about prayer is described and modeled in the Bible. Here are some examples we can follow in our own prayer time, beginning with the Master of Prayer.

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Teaching Wisdom to Our Children (Part 7)

In our previous post we began sharing ten steps about how a person gets to the point where they know they’re walking with God. Here are the next three steps in the process as David explained in Psalm 16. They are the same steps we can use to Teach Wisdom to Our Children.

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What Jesus Wants for the New Year

We recently looked at what Jesus wanted for Christmas. As New Years’ Day approaches, let’s look at what He wants for the New Year.

It’s the same thing He wanted for Christmas!

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me.” John 14:21

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” John 15:9-10

“… make disciples of all the nations …” Matthew 28:19

“… repent and do the first works …” Revelation 2:5

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What Jesus Wants for Christmas

Virgin Mary with Baby JesusChristians believe that Jesus Christ is the “reason” for the season, but what does that mean? Is that just a cool little saying we use each December or does it have a deeper meaning that should impact our lives all year long?

We say we believe the “story” of Christmas, but what does that mean? Do we like the story about the baby Jesus because it’s something that fits in with the annual celebration or does it have a deeper meaning that should impact our lives all year long?

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