Family
  • Winning at Home is here to help connect what happens on Sunday morning to the rest of your week! You will find takeaways from Sunday’s services, resources that will strengthen you and your family, and helpful tips on how to apply your faith in everyday situations. Let’s start 2016 with momentum and a focus to connect our faith to...

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  • You have probably heard of the following: Divorce rate is just as high in the church as outside.  Most marriages are unhappy.   Living together before (or even rather) getting married is now considered conventional wisdom.  Relationships will only work when you're "happy".  These are the common beliefs about marriage...

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  • "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..." Heb. 12:1 There is nothing more rewarding, exciting, and fun (nerve-racking too!) then being a parent!  There are many...

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  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NIV) Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road...

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  •   One of the ways God shows His grace is by using His power and presence to build character into our lives.  Character is the mettle and grit that empowers kids to face life's challenges with confidence.  Character is like the studs, joists, beams, and tie downs in houses that give it strength to take on all of the harsh elements...

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  • Family ministry has become a hot topic lately.  Google it and you will find plenty of statistics and research explaining the importance of regaining a biblical perspective on God's vision for the role of parents.  I find this a pretty exciting trend, especially as a parent looking for resources (sometimes I feel clueless) and...

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  • Father's Day is behind us and on we go with the rest of summer! Hard to believe that the 4th of July is less then two weeks away, before you know it summer will be over and  school will be back at it!  It's so easy to allow our schedules, responsibilities, etc. to take over and lose sight of what's most important.  A research study...

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  • How come some parents are more successful at nurturing a long-term faith in their kids? Our research has shown that one of the key variables is how kids are raised to understand the Gospel.Too many young people today live by what philosopher Dallas Willard calls the “gospel of sin management.” This truncates the Gospel to the belief...

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  • We’re planning for a great time this weekend! Come on out this Friday night @ 6:30PM for a music night, featuring “The Narrow”, from Olivet Nazarene University. The Nineteen Fifty est. coffee shop will offer beverages and snacks. On Saturday morning @ 10AM, we’re having our annual Friends and Family 5K and 2K walk at KCC...

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  • Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children, in more than 100 countries since 1993. During shoebox distributions, local churches present a Gospel message about how Jesus is The Greatest Gift the children could ever receive. Then, they invite the children to a 12-lesson discipleship...

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  • The first emotional bonds we form are with our parents, and the nature of these bonds influences us throughout our lives. For many young adults, parents have been the primary influence on their spiritual and religious development, and relations with parents are linked to their first conceptions of God. Instilling Christian truths into our children...

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  • In the interest of keeping sight of our ultimate purpose as parents, as well as understanding the big-picture view of God’s plan for us, here are some helpful principles from the book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, by Paul Tripp: Principle #1 Calling: Nothing is more important in your life than being...

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  • No matter how old your children are, it’s never too late to begin praying with them. Here are a few ideas to help you get started. Newspaper prayer: Have each family member take a portion of the newspaper and circle items that he or she feels need to be prayer for. Then ask family members to pray for the things they circled. Sentence Prayer:...

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  • “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” -- Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “We will not hide them from their descendants, we will tell the next generation, the praiseworthy deeds of...

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  •   “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” -- Deuteronomy 6:6-7   Spiritual conversations with our kids don’t have to be overthought and meticulously planned out...

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  • Bedtime routines with little ones can be exhausting! There is bath time, finding the “perfect” pajamas, brushing teeth, cleaning up toothpaste smeared on the sink, kids arguing over which book to read (which always leads to reading more books than planned), tucking them in, and finally, you’re ready to turn off the lights! It’s a busy, tiring, and...

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  • What is Family Worship? “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” —Deuteronomy 6:6–7   One of the primary responsibilities God gives parents is to...

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  • Read Together: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard...

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  • Read Together: In this manner, therefore, pray: “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.  And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from...

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