Category: Fatherhood

Thirty Days in James 1, Day 27: Our Response

By God’s choice, we’ve been brought forth by the word of truth to new life, set apart as His special people. That Word is what continues to guide and change us as we listen to it and obey. James tells us how to respond to that word that transforms and saves us. Assignment: Pray, asking God to give you a growing hunger for His Word and a growing, deepening, and […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 27: Holding Fast in Love

There is so much more we could study, but our time is coming to a close! We’ll just have to leave some ideas and verses for you to study on your own. (I’ll post some ideas at the end of the study.) In the last three verses of Psalm 91, God Himself becomes the speaker, confirming all that has already been said in the psalm. What an outpouring of God’s […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 14: The Lord

(Note: The lesson for Day 9 has been revised. If you have not completed that lesson, or if you had difficulty understanding the original lesson, you can now go to Day 9 and use the new revised lesson. Thanks for your patience and understanding.) Yesterday was primarily an introduction to Blue Letter Bible, for those who have never used it. If you found it difficult to navigate for the first time, don’t […]

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Continue in What You Have Learned…

My phone alarm wakes me up each morning. After I turn off the alarm, I usually read something to help me wake up. For some reason, it’s way easier to check Instagram or Facebook or my email than it is to start reading the Bible :-/. But I can’t handle what’s going on in the world (or in my own life, for that matter) without the perspective that God’s Word offers. My […]

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Enough

Daughter hugging father

by Bethany Forster Many lucky grownups like me can look back to a time of childhood bliss (blighted as it may be by pet deaths and mathematics). I imagine you would like your child to look back on the current days with similar fondness. Is that thought discouraging? After all, you had to harass them for the fifth time today about doing their piano practice or you lost your temper […]

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Parenting in 3-D

We go to movie theaters once or twice a year, for the special experience of watching a new movie with friends and family. My wife and I wanted to see the new Star Trek movie, so one night after the kids were all asleep my parents took up the watch and we snuck out the door. The local theater was only showing 3-D at $13 a ticket, so we made […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 13: Provoking, Part 2

In our last lesson we saw that it is possible to provoke our children both to anger and to discouragement. Today we’re going to look at some commentaries to help us better understand how we might provoke them, and how we can nurture and admonish them instead. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to help you see how this verse may apply to your life and the way you relate to your children. Open […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 12: Provoking, Part 1

Children are commanded to obey their parents. That means their parents need to help them learn to obey. But even while we are seeking to do that, we can say and do things that make it much harder for our children to respect and obey us. Today we’re going to look at Ephesians 6:4 and God’s command to fathers. We’re going to look briefly at several key words in the verse to […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 11: Honor

Paul tells children, in Ephesians 6, to obey and honor their parents. Do obey and honor mean the same thing? Let’s find out! Assignment: Pray for God to help you learn and obey as you study His Word today. Then open Blue Letter Bible and search on Eph. 6:2. (Be sure you’ve selected KJV for the translation.) We’re going to look at the word honor today. Do you remember how to study a word? […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 9: Obey

Now that we have looked in a general way at Paul’s instructions to children, fathers, servants, and masters, let’s take a closer look at each of those commands. Word studies, cross-references, commentaries, and looking at other translations can all help us gain a better understanding of a verse or passage of Scripture, and free Bible study websites help us do this kind of studying in a fraction of the time […]

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