“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 – https://www.awakeamerica2020.com
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. 2:10)
Second, that we would not depend on the church to disciple our children, as good as church youth programs are, but I pray that we would discipline, instruct, disciple, and model the Christian walk with God in our lives before our children. (Eph. 4:1-6:4) I pray that they would see us carrying out the great commission as we teach them “to observe all that” Christ has commanded us. And I pray that God would use them in mighty ways for His kingdom in the future. (Matt. 28:18-20)
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”Ephesians 2:10 ESV
Teaching resource: “In an effort to combat America’s rampant biblical illiteracy, Family Research Council has launched the Biblical Worldview Series. The series debuted earlier this year and is currently comprised of four publications that explain in accessible, straightforward terms how Christians can think biblically about some of the most pressing and controversial issues they face today.” FRC.org/worldview
We have been told that we people are the chance result of impersonal chaos working its dark magic on the universe… The outcome of such thinking? Humanity is disenchanted…“Reenchanting Humanity: a theology of mankind” by Owen Strachan
But this is not the biblical account of man… God, the beautiful one, made the human race as his capstone work, his corporeal masterpiece (Ps 8:3-6; 27:4) … The imago dei marks out humanity as an enchanted race. Tragically, humanity disenchanted itself by following the anti-wisdom of the serpent…
If we have assumed… that our children learned what they needed to know simply by ecclesial and cultural osmosis, let us be clear that we may hold this assumption no longer. Now is not the time to play down our doctrine of mankind; now is the time to teach it with confidence and with joy, seeking to be witnesses to fellow sinners and guides to all God’s flock.