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Friendship with the World and Entertainment

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Jareds Discipleship/ Family Training | 3 comments

Friendship with the World and Entertainment

10 reasons to unplug from the Movie and Television Industry. Every movie/show is an advertisement for a certain lifestyle, and advertising works. The vast majority of what the movie industry puts out is morally evil. If you watch television, your children will do the same when they grow up. Time is precious, and the average American spends 34 hours per week in front of a television. Christians are supposed to focus upon things that are good, holy, and true. Television is a direct link between your family and the world. The vast majority of people involved in the movie industry do not fear...

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Friendship with the World and Homosexuality

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Jareds Discipleship/ Family Training | 4 comments

Friendship with the World and Homosexuality

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. – James 4:4 Why is everyone talking about homosexuality these days?  It seems like everywhere you turn, there it is; on the television, on the internet, and in the papers.  Why is it so popular?  The answer is the following: We are in a battle, and homosexuality is a tool of the enemy. If homosexuality isn’t a big deal to you, it should be, because it is a big deal to God.  In the account of Creation (Genesis 1...

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Friendship With The World- Physical Purity

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Jareds Discipleship/ Family Training | Comments Off on Friendship With The World- Physical Purity

Friendship With The World- Physical Purity

We live in a culture that doesn’t respect the Bible’s claim for purity.  The idea of staying both physically and emotionally pure, as you wait for your future spouse, is not regularly practiced.  In fact, this idea is mocked.  You would think that a man of purity, such as Tim Tebow, should be a role-model for our children.  The remnant honors him, but our culture mocks his virginity.  Why?  Because it shines a light on their inner guilt and shame.   Remember the following: The enemy loves dating because it deceives God’s little-ones into sin and shame. From ancient past up until the...

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Friendship With The World- Introduction (Part 1)

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Jareds Discipleship/ Family Training | Comments Off on Friendship With The World- Introduction (Part 1)

Friendship With The World- Introduction (Part 1)

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” – James 4:4 Do you know why the Roman emperor Nero persecuted Christians?  Long story short, there was an accidental fire that burned down much of Rome and the people wanted someone to blame.  Nero picked the Christians to blame, but he didn’t pick them because they believed in Jesus.  He picked them because their Christian convictions caused them to reject much of the main stream of Roman culture. ...

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What are God’s Goals for our Children? -Part 2

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Jareds Discipleship/ Family Training | Comments Off on What are God’s Goals for our Children? -Part 2

What are God’s Goals for our Children? -Part 2

Jesus said, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet forfeit his soul?”  Jesus’ logic here is phenomenal.  If we don’t have Jesus (even though we may have everything else) we have nothing in the end.  This is just as true for our children and should therefore give us a heavenly focus as parents.  Our children can become the most popular, wealthy, successful people, and yet, at the same time, completely forfeit eternal life in God’s Kingdom.  What are your goals for your children?  Is it the goals of this world, or the goals of God’s Kingdom?   The goal of God’s Kingdom is...

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