God At Work In Our Kids

May 7, 2008 by  
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How can I disciple my children when my own faith is a little shaky and when I don’t know enough about the Faith to disciple anyone? (Part 4)

We have set some great foundations in this category. We have established what Christian Parenting is. We have established that no matter where we are at personally we can get started and parent God’s way because growing with our children is the way that works. We have seen that we can be confident in our calling to parent because God is the third parent. He loves our kids more than we can imagine and He is ready to do His part. He will not only do His part, but He has put his Spirit in us and He has promised to work inside us, change us, teach us and cause us to do our part. WOW!

As if that were not enough to get us excited, encouraged and ready to go, we have got one more essential part of the foundation to set in place.

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God At Work Within Us

May 5, 2008 by  
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How can I disciple my children when my own faith is a little shaky and when I don’t know enough about the Faith to disciple anyone? (Part 3)

Please bear with me. This entry will be a little longer than most however I sincerely believe that the scriptural principle that you are about to read about is probably the most essential for Christian parents to understand!

Working hard to please God

When I first became a Christian I was so excited. I wanted to know everything, do everything right and experience God in everyway that was possible. I went to every church service and prayer meeting I could get to. I read every Christian book I could find and spent as much of my day every day that I could reading my Bible and on my knees praying. Every minute of the day I was a church service waiting to happen.

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The Third Parent

May 1, 2008 by  
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How can I disciple my children when my own faith is a little shaky and when I don’t know enough about the Faith to disciple anyone? (Part 2)

In Psalm 39 David said, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (v. 13, 14)

In these verses God shows us that he is involved in the making of each one of us. God didn’t just make Adam and Eve, wind up the baby making process and walk away. He loves and knows each one of us and was there with us from the womb.

It is funny that even though we are taught that God knows everything, is always everywhere and that he loves us all (John 3:16) it comes as a surprise to us that God made us and has known us from the start.

God did of course wonderfully allow parents to be involved in the process. Our children are the product of our unions but although that is so much of who are children are, looks, personality, talents, quirks etc. that is not all they are.

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How Can I Disciple My Children When My Own Faith Is a Little Shaky and When I Don’t Know Enough About the Faith to Disciple Anyone?

April 27, 2008 by  
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The answer to this question is just too encouraging to shorten and just too long to get into one article. So, we will make this one a four part blog series.

1. Growing Together

2. The Third Parent

3. God At Work In Us

4. God At Work In Our Kids

(RICK OSBORNE / Christian Author, Speaker & Dad – your source for Christian Parenting advice)

Table of Contents

April 8, 2008 by  
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THE FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIAN PARENTING – TABLE OF CONTENTS

The information contained in this website is set on the foundation of what the Bible teaches about both what Christian Parenting is and how God wants to be involved in it.

This category covers exactly that and is really a must read if you truly want to parent God’s way and get the most from the information and resources on this site. It’s also a very encouraging read for any parent who wants to see God at work in their home.

We encourage you to read it through even if you do so a little at a time.

1. What is Christian Parenting? (Part 1)

2. What is Christian Parenting? (Part 2)

3. Isn’t it the churches job to teach our children about God and the Bible?

4. How can I disciple my children when my own faith is a little shaky and when I don’t know enough about the Faith to disciple anyone?

       I. Growing Together

      II. The Third Parent

     III. God At Work In Us

     IV. God At Work In Our Kids

5. What can I do when I’m struggling to believe that God is really working in me, in my family and in my home?

6. How do I get started parenting God’s way?

(RICK OSBORNE / Christian Author, Speaker & Dad – your source for Christian Parenting advice)