What Tree Roots Taught Me About My Children’s Sin

What Tree Roots Taught Me About My Children's Sin

There is no such thing as small sin. Every act of rebellion, no matter the size, should be handled swiftly and purposefully.  If sin is not taken out by the root, it will continue to grow and expand eventually threatening to overtake your child’s heart. We never intend to allow sin to grow in our children’s hearts but there are 3 common ways this can happen. Listen in to this important message to help cultivate a heart free from sin.

 

Links:

Three Ways You Allow Sin to Grow In Y our Child’s Heart

Talking Mom2Mom Website

Watching With Discernment – MBFLP 133

MBFLP 133 - Watching With Discernment - H

Hebrews 5:12-14 tells us that a mature believer is able to discern right and wrong, good from evil, because he has had practice evaluating them both and learning which one to choose. This summer, as we get out our students’ reading lists and look at the summertime movie offerings, we need to ask ourselves – are we teaching our young people to consider and discern? Or are we continuing to shelter and shield our young adults so they are never confronted with “grey area” situations – until they’re out of our homes and out of our guidance? This episode we look at ways to train our teens to ask the right questions and make the right choices about books, music, movies, and more —

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MBFLP 116 – The Power of Examples

The New Testament talks a lot about the power of examples for teaching believers the Christian walk. Paul talked about it, Peter talked about it, James talked about it, and most of all, Jesus talked about it. This episode, we take a look at how incredibly important it is to have good examples in a believer’s life – and to become the example for others.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

03:05 – The Bible talks about examples frequently
04:43 – Our own lives should be exemplary
05:34 – Examples demonstrate how to apply principles to real life
06:45 – Our children need examples for their own understanding
07:46 – “Do as I say, do not as I do!”
10:41 – Kids need to see examples beyond just their parents’
12:57 – The greatest Example of them all
15:28 – How this can effect sibling rivalry
18:13 – Schooling, discipleship, and Jesus’ method
20:00 – Our kids need opportunities to actually apply the examples we give them
21:42 – Don’t overlook good examples outside of Scripture, too
23:58 – The need to explain, not just show

MBFLP – Beginning Homeschooling

MBFLP - Summer CoverNews from the government and public schools has been disturbing recently, and homeschool organizations are reporting an increase in inquiries from families who are now considering moving away from the public school option. There are always questions though – is this legal here? Will my kids be able to get into college or a job one day? Will my family turn out weird? This episode, we’ll share some of our own observations from over twenty years of homeschooling our own family – and maybe encourage you to take a serious look at homeschooling your own!

MBFLP – Homeschooling As Discipleship

MBFLP - Homeschooling as Discipleship

Homeschoolers think about academic excellence a great deal – it’s one of the most common reasons people undertake home education at all! But are we losing a Biblical balance when we make schoolwork our focus? What if Scripture gave a different priority for our educational efforts? This episode we open up the concept of homeschooling as discipleship – and what we can learn from Jesus’ example as a teacher!

 

MBFLP – Family Devotions (and how to get them done)

MBFLP Family Devotions

What can be more Biblical than studying the Bible together as a family … after all, we all know you’re supposed to teach these things diligently to your children, and talk of them “when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 6:7, NKJV)

But oh, how hard it can be, to just be consistent about it. What do you have to do just to get devotions done?

This episode, we’ll talk about some things we learned about having family devotions – not to add guilt, but give a hand!

RESOURCES WE MENTIONED

J.C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts on the Gospels – a great way to learn how to read and explain a passage of the Bible

The Catechism for Young Children (Reformed)
The Catechism for Boys and Girls (Baptist)

NetHymnal has hundreds of familiar hymns with MIDI files to give you the tunes
The Trinity Hymnal page of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church includes some interesting historic hymns you won’t find elsewhere!

MBFLP – Balancing Family and Business in a Family Business

MBFLP Balancing Family and Business

One of the things that makes a family business attractive is the freedom to have more time with your spouse and kids! Yet entrepreneurs quickly learn there’s a balancing act going on — it’s no longer your employer which drives your schedule, but your own sense of urgency and ambition! This show, we talk with experienced business owners and trainers Philip and Carroll Sue Priddy about how to make sure you keep these two valuable things in balance, and how to keep “family” and “business” in harmony–not competition!

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