Why Learning to Obey is Good for Our Children (Obedience, Part 2)

Why learning to obey is good for our children

Last week, we looked at some ways we can easily allow our children to disobey. This sparked some good questions, which will be addressed in next week’s post. Before we talk about teaching obedience, it’s important to consider why obedience is so important. Here, as in many aspects of Christian parenting, we should look to the example of our Heavenly Father. Why does God ask us to obey Him? How […]

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Why We Allow Our Children to Disobey

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No parent wants disobedient children. But it’s surprisingly easy to let our children get away with disobedience. It’s easy to allow outward obedience accompanied by whining, complaining, or grumpy looks. It’s easy to allow a child to correct us, debate with us, or tell us how she will obey on her own terms. It’s easy to resort to cajoling, reasoning, manipulating, distracting or bribing. It’s easy to issue threats, give […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 37: What’s Next?

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We’ve come to the end of our study. We’ve seen what our sin cost Jesus. We’ve seen how He willingly laid down His life to bring us healing and salvation. We’ve grown in our love for such a Savior. And some of us have gained some new Bible study skills and perhaps a new excitement for studying God’s Word. What can you do next? What can you do to keep what you’ve […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 36: A Giveaway!

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Tomorrow we’ll look at some ideas for continuing your study of Isaiah 53 on your own. For today, let’s have a giveway! First, I want to give all of you this hand-lettered portion of Isaiah 53:5! It’s my little thank you for studying with me over the past month — and a reminder of what Jesus has done for us! Next, you have a chance of winning a $50 gift certificate from […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 35: Praying

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After studying Isaiah 53 for the past month, we know a whole lot more about the passage and about the Suffering Servant than we used to know. How is this knowledge going to affect how we live our lives? That is what we’re going to think about today. Assignment: Pray, asking God to help you meditate on this passage and prayerfully consider how you will change in thoughts and action […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 34: Studying on Your Own

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We only have a couple more days left in our study. After finishing our paraphrases, we’ll think about how to apply what we have been learning. I’ll post a list of study suggestions for those of you who would like to continue studying Isaiah 53 on your own, and we’ll have our traditional end-of-study giveaway. Then, for those of you who have been learning new Bible study skills over the past month, […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 33: Paraphrase

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What a rich passage of Scripture we’ve been studying! It’s hard to give up and say we’re bringing our study to a close. There’s so much more we could study, so many more details we could linger over. But today we begin one of our concluding assignments — one that will help us review and personalize everything we have been learning all month. Assignment: Pray, thanking God for all that […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 32: Therefore

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For more than four weeks we have been steeping ourselves in this beautiful Servant Song of Isaiah. The song opens with God speaking, telling us that His servant will be “high, and lifted up, and shall be exalted” (possibly referring to Jesus’s resurrection, ascension, and heavenly enthronement). Then we’re told of the servant’s rejection, His suffering, and His death. In the final stanza we return to the servant’s success. He […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 31: Prophecy Fulfilled

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Before we look at the triumphant concluding verse of Isaiah’s fourth Servant Song, we’re going to take a break to look at how these prophecies in Isaiah 53 were fulfilled in Jesus’s life. Assignment: Pray, thanking God for His sovereign control over all creation and over all events in history and in our lives. Then open our trusty Blue Letter Bible. Today we’re going to look at cross-references. We’ve done this with […]

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