“Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” – Deuteronomy 11:18-20 (NKJV)
The quote above is from Abe’s second lesson today, but it is one that I felt summed up both lessons: the importance of parenting, what God expects of parents, what God expects parents to instill in their kids, and the structure of the family unit in raising children.
Used to be standard protocol, but these days the family unit is not a unit, and is broken. That has led to a myriad of issues in turning out godly kids, who become godly parents, who in turn have more godly kids. Listen and remember…
Children – Martin, part 1
Children – Martin, part 2
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Have you ever failed to keep a promise to someone? Like me, I bet you have failed in this endeavor a few times in your life too. But like me, I feel you have TRIED to keep that promise, right?
What if everyone in our lives who promised us something failed to keep that promise? Where would we be? Some promises are not so much an “I promise to do this” type of promise, but an expectation of what someone will do for us.
Like your parents, or teacher, or boss. You just know they will do something and they do. It is when we expect something, especially when we are told we’ll get it, that we feel the pain of broken promises. From friendship, to dating, to plans, lots of us promise things but many are let down in the process.
God never lets ANYONE down. Ever. It is we humans who are notoriously bad at doing what we say. Sometimes people even swear by powers greater than they that they will do what they promise. But they still fail.
So what can we learn about keeping a promise? Abe’s lessons on Keeping a Promise from this past Sunday will give you all the insight you need…
Keeping a Promise – Martin, part 1
Keeping a Promise – Martin, part 2
Our “5th Sunday” lessons, songs, and scripture readings are always beneficial to the growing Christian and the child of God. Abe maintained his good track record by pulling together another winning medley of songs, scriptures and lesson.
We invite you to listen to the lesson below and perhaps it will help you consider the state of your own heart before God…
Give Me Your Heart – Martin
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