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Practical Ways You Can Start To Disciple Your Children

DWM-06c 5 Key Biblical Principles For Letting God Lead Your Family 990915WE Short Clips   Follow Discover the Book Ministries to stay up to date: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:   Purchase resources: E-Books: Traditional Books: Audio CDs:   Donate to the ministry: PayPal QuickLink:   For more of […]


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Refuge for the Loneliness of Life-Family Conflict

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COR-08 050731AM Loneliness “is the most desolate word in all human language.  It is capable of hurling the heaviest weights the heart can endure. It plays no favorites, ignores all rules of courtesy, knows neither border nor barrier, yields no mercy, refuses all bargains, and holds the clock in utter contempt.  It cannot be bribed; it […]

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. […]

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 […]

Spirit Filled Believers Want to Avoid Eli’s Idolatry of Neglect

  120819AM Choice-5 Tragic Eli.doc Choices Every Spirit-Filled Believer should make Choice #5: Spirit-Filled Believers Want to Avoid Eli’s Idolatry of Neglect CHO-05 I Samuel 1-5 On Father’s Day we began looking at Four Choices every godly dad should make. We saw there are four dads that display an attribute that God especially points out […]

Spirit Filled Believers are Learning How to Friend God for Life

  120805AM Choice-4 God’s Friend.docx Choices Every Spirit-Filled Believer should make Choice #4: Spirit-Filled Believers Are Learning How to Friend God for Life CHO-04 Genesis, John & James     Sometimes a person gets tagged, and that tag sticks with them through life. The same is true in the Bible, when God tags a person […]

Spirit Filled Believers Can Lead Their Lives & Families like Abraham and not Suffer the Losses Lot Suffered

  120729AM Choice-3 Leading Abraham.doc Four Choices Every Spirit-Filled Believer should make Choice #3: Spirit-Filled Believers Can Lead Their Lives & Families Like Abraham and Not Suffer the Losses Lot Suffered Genesis 13-19 CHO-03 Anyone who has ever been in marketing, sales, or advertising knows that a celebrity endorsement can incredibly change the success of […]

How Godly Dads Can Bless Their Chlidren

On Father’s day perhaps the greatest question every husband and father should ponder is, “Am I fulfilling my high calling from God to bless my wife and children?”

Today as we open to I Peter 3, we proclaim the incredible duty that God has given to husbands and fathers to bless those around them in their life and family.

God’s Word declares that He has chosen husbands to lead their homes and marriages with Christlike love. Jesus showed us how to love by His example to His disciples. Part of what every born again husband and father will stand before Christ’s Throne and explain is how he did at blessing his wife and family with Christ’s sacrificial love.

The Myth of the Perfect Family

There are 1189 chapters in the Bible. As we open to Psalm 127-128, we open to two of the most beautiful pictures of marriage and family life in all of God’s Word, captured on paper for us to read. God allows us to see marriage and family life from His perspective, with children described as growing like these healthy green, fruitful trees, entwined lovingly into our lives as parents, and growing with us in godliness. 

The picture seen in this Psalm would be the dream come true for every parent who knows and loves God today. But we must balance this picture with the reality taught by the other 1187 chapters of God’s Word: