Truth Your Family Needs to Hold On To in 2023

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #177, Truth Your Family Needs to Hold On To in 2023, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Truth Your Family Needs to Hold On To in 2023

In “Truth Your Family Needs to Know in 2023,” Episode, #177, Meredith Curtis combats the most popular lies of the age with Truth from God’s Word. In a world of lies, we need to teach what is TRUE, not tickle people’s itching ears. Now more than ever, we need to take a stand for biblical reality especially in our hearts and homes.

 


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Show Notes

Have you heard what is being said on social media, in movies, on TV, by politicians, by influencers, and in some churches?

Is Hard Work Dangerous?

“We weren’t made to work hard” story

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty” (Proverbs 14:23 NIV)

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord [x]rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality” (Colossians 3:23-25)

Biblical work week

Follow Your Heart?

Every secular movie and some Christian ones

The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 NASB1995)

How Many Sexes?

Man or woman or something else? Can you define a man or a woman?

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Genesis 1: 26-28 NIV)

What is God’s View of Sex?

“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral” (Hebrews 13:4 NIV)

Is there a Right & Wrong?

Is something right for you but not for me?

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12)

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (II Timothy 3:16)

Is the Battle Between Brown & White?

We talk so much about race in a way that divides. Is that what the Bible teaches?

We are all descendants of Adam and Noah. One race the human race; yet many nations.

Is Western Culture Worth Saving?

Western culture is a combination of Jewish, Christian & Pagan.

Every tribe and tongue around the throne. (Revelation 7:9)

Does God Even Care about Sin?

The sin of every man, woman, and child will be punished.

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles“ (Romans 1:18-23)

Our sin will be punished in hell or on the cross where Jesus died.

Gospel:

If we are truly born again – we will live a holy life tho we will sometimes sin (see I John 1)

How Can I Swim Against the Evil Tide of Our Culture?

Abide / Surrender (John 15)

Hide the Word (Psalm 119:8-11)

Worship & Prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication-ACTS)

Live a holy life (I Thessalonians 4)

Share the Gospel!!!!!!!!!

Speak Out!

Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what He has done? (Proverbs 24:11-12)

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Resources

Our curriculum works great at home; or in homeschool co-ops and online classes, too! 😊

The Making of Real Men by Mike Curtis with Powerline Productions, Inc. Real Men 101: Godly Manhood Real Men 102: Freedom, Courtship, Marriage, & Family Real Men 103: Leadership

 


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Truth, Goodness and Beauty with Annie Ferrell

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Today on the podcast, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is talking with True North teacher, Angie Ferrell about Truth, Beauty and Goodness.

These are terms you hear in the homeschooling world a LOT, but what exactly do they mean, and why should we even care about these concepts?

History of Education

Standing on Truth allows us to build a firm foundation and is that from which goodness and beauty flow.

As believers Truth is based on the person of Jesus Christ and the redemptive salvation he offers through acknowledging him as Lord and Savior, as well as the Bible, which is his love letter to humanity.

Goodness is that expression of truth. As believers, we avhe an obligation to fulfill truth and think about God’s definition of things. Goodness is the essential nature of things and utilizing them for the purpose for which they have been created.

Moral imagination allows us to fully understand goodness. Goodness is tied to purpose and our purpose can change through the seasons. Our job might seem small but it is so valuable.

Honor Patronage, Kinship and Purity by David DeSilva

Beauty has to do with physics and the Law of Attraction. Truth attracts, lies seduce.

Beauty gives us a life of purpose and encourages us to serve others, it flows from goodness, which flows from Truth.

Dolly Coat of Many Colors

 

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Homeschooling When History Gets Messy

Homeschooling When History Gets Messy

Homeschooling When History Gets Messy

Homeschooling when history gets messy.

Show notes:

  1. When teaching history it’s important that we focus on truth.
  2. Truth is broader than mere facts.
  3. The Bible is full of conflicted people. We can’t avoid teaching them.
  4. True history tells the story.
  5. There are 2 types of Revisionism (Liberal & Christian).
  6. What is the agenda in the public schools teaching of history?
  7. What is the agenda of Christian revisionism?
  8. We should teach the entire truth.
  9.  Can we resolve the dichotomies truthfully? The way the Bible does?

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The decision to homeschool is difficult. There is so much to learn, and there are often radical changes that take place in your family. Unfortunately, not everyone will be supportive.

Well-meaning friends and relatives may believe you are going to “ruin your child.” How can you make sure that you have laid a good foundation for your child’s future? How can you respectfully defend your choice to those who disagree with you?

Many studies indicate that Christian youth are leaving the Church, and anti-Christian education has been linked as a major factor in this equation. The Bible is full of instructions on how God desires His children to be educated. IF GOD has a definite opinion about the issue of education, wouldn’t you desire to find out what it is and how best to implement HIS WISDOM? Order your copy here.

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