Dobra Family Ministry

“If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.”
—St. Augustine

“Let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light
Romans 13:11-14

Arise Church

Household Prayer 11/24/2020

Brothers, I’m praying this week for us fathers. In our family’s urban and SafeFamilies ministry activities over the years we have seen the devastation of fatherlessness in our community. A recent communication from the youth ministry at my church has me worried it’s happening in the church too! I pray we fathers of our CC … Continue reading Household Prayer 11/24/2020

Household Prayer 11/17/2020

Brothers, today my prayer thought comes from the book “By what standard? God’s world… God’s rules” from Founders Ministries. Chapter 1 is titled “Hollow and deceptive philosophies,” and walks through Colossians 2:6-10. So, my prayer is that by the education and instruction of our children we prepare them to live in and evaluate this world … Continue reading Household Prayer 11/17/2020

Election 2020 – Church Wake Up, Get Busy, and Rejoice!

I really enjoyed this analysis of the 2020 Election. Link below… In particular, the call to Christians to “get busy!” Some key points: Build! Be builders and makers. “Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.”‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Be fruitful! Birth rates matter, and Christians have a mandate from God. “Take … Continue reading Election 2020 – Church Wake Up, Get Busy, and Rejoice!

Household Prayer 11/09/2020

Brothers, Let’s pray with ICHE this week for grace, energy, and endurance to pass on a Godly legacy. Pray that we, our spouses, the tutors, and all of our community’s families will continue into the new year with God’s grace and endurance instructing and discipling our children, shaping them like arrows to be launched into … Continue reading Household Prayer 11/09/2020

Household Prayer 10/28/2020

Brothers, two prayer focus areas this week: The election, and reformation day! Pray that there would be peace and safety around election day and through the inauguration in January. Pray for law, order, and justice. Pray that this reformation day Oct. 31 would renew the church’s zeal for the truth and the Scriptures. Read Jude … Continue reading Household Prayer 10/28/2020

Household Prayer 10/19/2020

Brothers, let’s pray for the larger Bethany CC community this week. For good health as we enter cold and flu season. Pray for successful logistics around the holidays. Pray for the fruit of the Spirit to dwell in our households and our community: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. And that … Continue reading Household Prayer 10/19/2020

Household Prayer 10/14/2020

Brothers, 2 prayer thoughts this week. First, that our children would find their value and self esteem in God. I pray that our children understand that they are actually God’s workmanship, that they are actually created in Christ Jesus, and that God has actually created them for good works that God prepared for them! (Eph. … Continue reading Household Prayer 10/14/2020

Household Prayer 10/6/2020

This morning I was reading about “information warfare” for work. I thought about how Satan’s lies against God’s truth were the original information warfare. “Did God actually say…?” (Gen. 3:1) So I wanted to pray that our children would be filled with the Holy Spirit and “the divine power to destroy strongholds.” That we would … Continue reading Household Prayer 10/6/2020

Household Prayer 9/30/2020

Brothers, let’s pray for our families as we love and labor instructing and discipling our children. Pray for our children, that they may receive the Holy Spirit so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. Pray that our children, our spouses, and we ourselves may have the strength “to comprehend with all the … Continue reading Household Prayer 9/30/2020

Prayer March 2020 – Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World

God Spoke the World into Existence! ‘The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. ‘ Genesis 1:2-3 “And God said…” God spoke … Continue reading Prayer March 2020 – Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World

Household Prayer 9/22/2020

There are a few events happening locally and nationally. So lets focus this week on family and national revival. Pray that a real spiritual and familial revival will take place in our homes, churches, and America even as the nation seeks to redefine God’s plan for the family. Pray for there to be an increased … Continue reading Household Prayer 9/22/2020

Babylon 2020 Child Sacrifice

“The rebellion of Babylon has carried on throughout history. The people of those days sacrificed their children to pagan gods; we sacrifice our unborn children on the altar of convenience.” Feb. 2020

The Race issue, CRT, BLM?

I wanted to compile some resources regarding CRT, Critical Race Theory. Many good Christians feel compelled to support CRT and BLM because it is good to fight racism. Standing against racism and for justice are good things, however CRT and BLM are not compatible with Biblical justice and Biblical understanding of humanity and race. They … Continue reading The Race issue, CRT, BLM?

Household Prayer 9/8/2020

“When God has something very great to accomplish for his church, it is His will that there should precede it the extraordinary prayers of his people.” Jonathan Edwards – #AwakeAmerica2020 To know God. This week let’s pray that our families would come to know God in new and profound ways. That our knowledge of God … Continue reading Household Prayer 9/8/2020

Marx vs Spurgeon

“Karl Marx, an apostle of evil, and Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers,” were evangelists with messages that couldn’t have been more different—and they lived in the same city at the same time.” Do not miss this article! Excerpts below. “It is extraordinary to me that both Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) … Continue reading Marx vs Spurgeon

Household Prayer 9/1/20

Praying for our homeschool and Classical Conversations community. This week let’s pray for fathers to develop and communicate a clear vision for education and discipleship in their homes. “He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might … Continue reading Household Prayer 9/1/20

Homeschool: Fear God

Fear God Knowledge is a grace of God. It is a gift and kindness of God. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭9:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Knowledge … Continue reading Homeschool: Fear God

Pray! Awake America 2020

We are joining the Awake America prayer campaign! #AwakeAmerica2020 Visit I will be capturing our prayers and devotional thoughts here through the rest of 2020, so bookmark this page to return and get updates. Cry Out to God“God’s people cry out to him for help… Like the Father of the Prodigal Son, God waits … Continue reading Pray! Awake America 2020

Reformation Discipleship 2020

Hope for civilization (highlights) Find the faithful remnant in the church. (Eph. 4, Matt. 16:18) Study and proclaim the pure Gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-8), contend for the faith against false gospels. (Jude) Focus on Jesus. Reform society with truth and grace, not Marxist (anti-Christ) social justice. Reenchant the culture with God’s truth. (Matt. 4:18-30, Matt. … Continue reading Reformation Discipleship 2020


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