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Is Marriage Your Priority?

DWM-01  WFF-34   WFP-29 021014PM IS YOUR MARRIAGE – YOUR PRIMARY MINISTRY?   This morning a little five year old boy slid up on my lap while I was hunched over my laptop typing. He said, “Dad, have we had good morning prayer time yet?” he must have forgotten that he had slid in and put […]

Men – How To Nurture Your Wife Spiritually

BCR-2017    DWM-02   WFF-03 991013WE Key Number One: Lead the Family Devotions A GODLY DAD WILL EMPHASIZE BIBLICAL COMMUNICATION Deuteronomy 6:7-9  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when […]

Resting Our Weary Minds

 DWM-35   NR1-40   NR7-22   RIG-08   WFF-51   WWJ-32 000917AM As you open to our exposition of Colossians 3:1-17 this morning, may I make one thing perfectly clear: God wants your mind. More than anything else God wants to have the control of your mind. If God has your mind – He has your body, If God has your mind – He has […]

How to End the Hurry In My Life

NR1-37 NR7-19   RIG-05   DWM-34  WFF-48   WWJ-29 000903AM The Holy Spirit chose eight different Hebrew[1] words to paint the picture of the God who seeks us to come silently before Him and to listen to Him through His Word. A personal Sabbath feeds our patience, strengthens our obedience, focuses our spirit and renews our strength as […]

Enjoying a Personal Sabbath Rest

DWM-33   NR1-36   NR7-18   RIG-04  WFF-47   WWJ-28 000827AM Just to feed three million people would take 1300 railroad box cars of food each day, or a daily train 9 1/2 miles long! Can you imagine the deafening buzz of all those people talking, walking, bartering, gathering, cooking, cleaning and caring for their campsites?   But on […]

How to Slow Life Down

DWM-32   NR1-34  NR7-16    RIG-02   WFF-45   WWJ-26 000820AM Isaiah 58:13-14 Did you notice this morning the pace of your life as you came here to worship God? Perhaps[1] we all need to slow down and reflect on the following…   The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; […]

Jesus Defines the Sabbath

NR7-15   RIG-01   WFF-44   WWJ-25 000813AM   Jesus is seen transparently in the Gospel by Mark. In the pages of this book we are treated to Jesus weary, Jesus grieved, Jesus sorrowing; in other words we are repeatedly brought face to face with the human emotions of Jesus. And we are witnesses to the astonishment of […]

Masculinity and Femininity

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020901AM WFF-29 Prayer-10 GDGW-28 Growing Dads God’s Way-28 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 10 PRAYING THAT THEY LOVE THE WAY GOD MADE THEM AS BOYS AND GIRLS Each of us were built to a perfect and intricate set of plans, engineered by God Himself. Within every cell of our body is […]

Graduating with Honors

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WFF-22 010521AM This past year 2.7 million young people graduated from High School and most of them were launched into their adult life of college and their following career. They graduated because they finished a set of scholastic requirements. But for those in Christian homes, did they pass the spiritual requirements for graduation from home? […]

Mile Markers on the Road of Godly Families

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WFF-15 020512AM May I remind you of just a few of the markers I saw along those thousands of miles I drove? Here are some of the more interesting and most frequent of all: There are painted white stripes between highway lanes that average 12 feet long with an unpainted space of about 20 feet […]

How to Be a Wonderful Dad

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010617AM WFF-12 Fathers GDGW-12 HOW TO BE A WONDERFUL DAD AND FATHER On my first Father’s Day as I was serving on staff as a new pastor in California, someone passed out to all of us a Father’s Day tract. I read it, thought about it, and finally taped it into the front cover of […]

Will Your Teen Graduate in Godliness

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WFF-10 000911PM The Oxford American Dictionary defines the word graduate as “the successful completion of a recognized course”. And graduation as the “ceremony for a successful completion of a recognized course or a mark of measurement”. Of course we graduate because there is a set of requirements that have been laid down by others for […]

How to Encourage an Excellent Mother

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WFF-07 010513AM So this morning we join our nation as together we honor our mothers. Mothers are quite a precious commodity, aren’t they?  Each of us owes our very existence to our Mom! And in the flurry of phone calls, cards, dinners, flowers, and gifts we express our love. Why? Because it is Biblical. Turn […]

How to Be a Father of the Word

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WFF-06 991208PM He said, “My family’s all grown, and the kids are all gone.  But, if I had to do it all over again, this is what I’d do: I would love my wife more in front of my children. I would laugh with my children more–at our mistakes and our joys. I would listen […]

Joseph – A Model Dad

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WFF-05 991201WE John Paton was a Scottish missionary to the New Hebrides, islands that are today called Vanuatu, located one thousand miles north of New Zealand and four hundred miles west of Fiji.  Paton arrived November 4, 1858, on the island of Tanna at the age of thirty-four, with his wife, Mary Ann.  A son […]

How to Raise Pure Kids

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WFF-02 990922WE In the 1960s, kids lost their authority. It was the decade of protest-church, state, and parents were all called into question and found wanting. Their authority was rejected, yet nothing ever replaced it. In the 1970s, kids lost their love. It was the decade of me-ism, dominated by hyphenated words beginning with self. […]

Celebrating the Biblical Holidays

NR1-39    NR7-21   RIG-07   WFF-50   WWJ-31 000910PM First, SABBATH PURPOSES: what did Jesus say about the Sabbath? As Lord of Sabbath He said one thing, the Sabbath was made for man to worship God. It was not a prison, a straight jacket, a death squad to hunt Sabbath breakers, no; it was a delightful offer of […]

Our Amazingly Jewish Heritage

NR1-35    NR7-17   RIG-03   WFF-46   WWJ-27 000820PM Our Amazingly Jewish Heritage   Tonight we are headed to a city made by God called the New JERUSALEM, It has Twelve Gates named after the 12 JEWISH Apostles, There are Twelve Foundations named after the 12 Tribes of ISRAEL, God sits on a hill called ZION, And […]

How to Get Ready for Sunday

NR1-38    NR7-20    RIG-06   WFF-49    WWJ-30 000910AM A matzah is a thin unleavened bread, pierced through with holes, marked with stripes, broken carefully from One piece into Three, the middle piece or 2nd of the unity is hidden or buried throughout the meal and then found or raised from the hiding place.   What […]

When Should I Hunger for God?

HFG-00-04   NR1-32    NR7-14   WFF-43   WWJ-24 000806PM When do we fast?   God has not laid down lengths, days, manners, and details. Rather, He says to us that His grace teaches us. Where did the Lord say that? In Titus 2:11-13:  “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12. […]

How Should I Hunger for God?

000806AM HFG-00-03    NR1-31    NR7-13    WFF-42    WWJ-23 Mark-23 Hungering for God-Finale 2.20-22 MARK 2:20-22 HOW TO HUNGER FOR GOD One of the key attitudes we find displayed by the 1st Century editions of God’s saints is that they considered themselves exiles on earth, and citizens of Heaven. This produced not a detachment […]

What is Hungering for God?

000730AM HFG-00-02   NR1-30   NR7-12   WFF-41   WWJ-22 Mark-21 Hungering for God-2 2.18-22 MARK 2:18-22 WHAT IS HUNGERING FOR GOD? This morning we are continuing our study a fascinating area of God’s Word—BIBLICAL FASTING. To best understand fasting in God’s Word we may need another way to describe Biblical Fasting, and that would be to ask: “How […]

Why Should I Hunger for God?

000723AM HFG-00-01   NR1-29    NR7-11   WFF-40   WWJ-21  Mark-21 Hungering for God 2.18-22 MARK 2:18-22 WHY HUNGER FOR GOD? This morning we are going to study a fascinating area of God’s Word – BIBLICAL FASTING. How is your appetite this morning? I’m not referring to the consumptive society in which we live where more food is […]

Secrets Of Life Long Consecration To Christ

021208AM Prayer-20 GDGW-39 Laying hold on Eternal Life: BY GIVING THEIR LIFE BACK TO GOD DWM-31   WFF-39   WFP-34   This morning God’s Word has a powerful illustration of how we should pray for our families. Remember we are to be Raising Godly Families – One Prayer at a Time.   Open with me this morning […]

Laying Hold Of Eternal Life – By Consecration

021124AM Prayer-18  GDGW-37 LAYING HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE: BY CONSECRATION “LOSERS ARE KEEPERS” DWM-29   WFF-37   WFP-32    WTB-39 Losers are Keepers   Remember when you went to school as a kid? Out in the playground you learn a lot of things that stay through life. Here’s one “Finders keepers, losers (what?) weepers”. Right?   Well […]

No Greater Power Than Praying Marriages

021013AM Prayer-15 GDGW-33 RAISING GODLY FAMILIES ONE PRAYER AT A TIME DWM-26   WFF-33   WFP-28 Paul distilled the life of a believer down to one word in 1st Thessalonians 1.10 – WAIT. We are waiting for Jesus, waiting for the Kingdom, waiting upon Him who loved us and loosed us from our sins. But what do […]

Women And Wives God Will Bless

020922AM Prayer-14 GDGW-32 Growing Dads God’s Way-32 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 14 PRAYING THAT THEY WAIT TO MEET GOD’S PREPARED PARTNER FOR THEM DWM-25  WFF-32   WFP-27 God has inspired two pictures in Proverbs. One is the Proverbs 31 woman; the other isthe Proverbs 14 woman. In contrast to the elegantly […]

How To Be God’s Man And Husband

020915AM Prayer-13 GDGW-31 Growing Dads God’s Way-31 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 13 PRAYING THAT THEY WAIT TO MEET GOD’S PREPARED PARTNER FOR THEM  DWM-24    WFF-31   WFP-26   One of my favorite moments in ministry is when I stand up here with two trembling hearts standing before me at the […]

How To Really Love Someone

020818AM Prayer-8 GDGW-26 Growing Dads God’s Way-26 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 8 “PRAYING THAT THEY LOVE THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS” DWM-19  WFF-26   WFP-219 Are you wearing your ID Tag this morning? Jesus said in John 13 that each of His children has an ID badge. “By this shall all men […]

How To Avoid Bitterness In Your Life

020804AM Prayer-7 GDGW-25 Growing Dads God’s Way-24 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 7 “PRAYING THAT TRIALS NEVER EMBITTER THEM” DWM-18   WFF-25  WFP-20 Are you ready for some troubles? I am amazed as a pastor for the past twenty-five years how few of us really are.   Will you be taken off […]

How To Pray For Purity

020721AM Prayer-5 GDGW-23 Growing Dads God’s Way-23 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 5 Praying for their Purity DWM-16    WFF-23  WFP-18 Did you know what Jesus prayed for you and me as He walked towards Gethsemane, with His eyes lifted toward His Father in Heaven? He was praying for our sanctification. […]

Lord, Teach Me To Pray!

020714AM Prayer-4 GDGW-21 Growing Dads God’s Way-21 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 4  DWM-15   WFF-21  WFP-07 Jesus never taught His disciples how to preach, only how to pray.   How are you doing this morning in the most wonderful and available ministries available to all of us as believers?   Prayer […]

What Happens When Parents Pray

020707AM Prayer-3 GDGW-20 Growing Dads God’s Way-20 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 3 What happens when parents pray? DWM-14  WFF-20  WFP-17   What Happens When Parents Learn to Pray? I Samuel 12:23   One of my great heroes of the faith is a missionary who lived from 1824-1907. His name was […]

Powerful Parental Prayers

020630AM Prayer-2 GDGW-19 Growing Dads God’s Way-19 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer -2 DWM-13  WFF-19   WFP-16   A church that doesn’t pray is on a spiritual treadmill, lots of action and no progress[1]. Prayer catapults us to the frontiers of what ever God is doing around the earth. The keys to prayer: […]

How To Parent Through Prayer

The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Tool Two – Prayer DWM-12   WFF-18   WFP-15 The Secret to Successful Parenting is Learning to Pray! Titus 2:11-13   Has the God of the Universe clearly marked the pathway we need to stay on for raising our children? The good news is that He has. And in the […]

Mothers Of The Promise

890514AM MATTHEW 1:3-16 DWM-09   WFF-14   WHG-05   ZNA-426 Mothers are quite a precious commodity, aren’t they?  Each of us owes our very existence to our Mom!   Scriptures are specific when we speak to the blessed theme of motherhood.  In fact:   God is interested in individuals – 2,930 individuals named.   God is interested in […]

How To Be Godly Women And Mothers

930516AM I Peter 3:1-6  DWM-08  WFF-08 OPEN YOUR BIBLES TO MARK 14:3-10 Its just a day before the end of Christ’s earthly ministry.  On this night before that long last supper/betrayal night, one of the most touching scenes from the ministry of Christ occurs. A love filled woman, driven by gratitude, smashes a jar containing […]

Fathers of the Word Build Godly Homes

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When God wrote the first book on the family over 3,500 years ago, through Moses, He wrote to 600,000 families fresh out of Egypt’s idolatry to guide and nurture them in the Word of the Lord; the need was great.

Think of what type of plan God would devise to train an entire nation and start an entire generation of people towards being holy because God is holy. Sounds impossible, but God laid down the plan and it is captured in Deuteronomy 6.

Amazingly, the plan was simple: it can be called “The God-Centered Family”!

As we open to Deuteronomy 6, we ask, “What specifically did the Lord ask Moses to convey to His people?”

In just four verses, God gave the key to training the families of Israel to keep following their God.