Episode 93: Our 2017 Thankful List [Podcast]

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With Thanksgiving coming next week, Adam, Leah, Mary Carol, and Turner all sit around and think about gratitude and things they are thankful for. We hope this encourages your family to do the same thing more often!

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The Value of Complete Information

I have been sick. Like really sick. The kind where I actually missed worship and work and skipped fun family things. Through this experience, I have reaffirmed the need for complete information. Allow me to explain.

Last Thursday, after not feeling well for about 24 hours, I finally gave in and went to the doctor once I began to run a fever. I felt very “flu-y.” However, I tested negative for both strep and flu so they looked at my white blood count to determine if my problem was viral or bacterial. The white blood count showed bacterial, so with the information available, I was given a general antibiotic and told to take Tylenol and ibuprofen in rotation. They wrote me a note to return to work Monday.

I followed the directions I was given. I canceled events for Friday and Saturday and stayed in the bed or on the recliner. I took my medicine. But I wasn’t getting better. Why? When I went back to the doctor Monday, a new test was added: a chest x-ray. Eureka! I had pneumonia. The provider told me the antibiotic I was taking wouldn’t even touch pneumonia.

So where is the spiritual connection? Well, I’m afraid that there are people out there who are doing everything they have been told to cure their sin-sickness, but who don’t have the complete information. Some have been told to simply believe. Others have prayed a prayer that is supposed to work. However, when one looks at the Great Physician’s full prescription, they will find the following:

  • Romans 10:17: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
  • Mark 16:16: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”
  • Acts 2:38: “Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'”
  • Romans 10:10: “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
  • 1 Peter 3:21: “Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” (ESV)
  • Matthew 25:21: “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. … Enter into the joy of your master.’”

Had we had complete information last Thursday, I might not have missed so much and still feel so weak. Trust me: once we had the complete information, I did not hesitate to take the shot and the new antibiotic. If you now have the complete information, don’t wait for healing.

“And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17)

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AUTHOR: Amber Tatum

1 Problem with Thanksgiving…and 10 Ways to Overcome It

Next week is Thanksgiving. This day is my favorite holiday. I like to think of it as Christmas, but without all the pressure!

It’s a day that I look forward to for food, family, relaxing, watching TV…just a wonderful day. I hope it’s that way for you, too: a day where you can just enjoy time with friends and family and just relax.

There’s just one problem that I think a lot of folks have on Thanksgiving: we don’t take much time to actually give thanks! We fill our day with hanging out, watching football (or, hopefully, basketball), eating, resting…and there is often very little time spent actually thanking God for what we have when He has been so good to us over and over again.

So, I’d like to give 10 ways to overcome that this year. In reality, it is just one way, but 10 avenues to approach it.

The overarching solution is simple: take time to talk about God’s blessings.

But how can you approach that? Here are 10 questions to ask:

  1. In what way have you seen God’s providence work in your life this year?
  2. What is a “simple” blessing that you have taken for granted, but need to be more thankful for?
  3. What is something difficult God has helped you through this year?
  4. What promise of Scripture have you seen “come to life” in the past few months?
  5. What person (or people) has done something for you in the past few months that has caused you to be more grateful?
  6. What is something at your congregation that you are thankful for more now than ever?
  7. What events in the news have helped you focus on being more thankful recently?
  8. What is a small event in your own life that has helped you focus on gratitude?
  9. Who have you seen display gratitude in a simple but beautiful way recently?
  10. What storm of life has brought about a silver lining with the help of God’s grace?

Certainly, there are other questions like these you can ask, but these are enough to get you started?

So, amidst all the wonderful things you have planned for Thanksgiving, why not slow down just a few minutes and actually give thanks? I think you will find it to be the best part of your day.

By the way…

As one “crafty” way to ask these questions, Leah wrote a post last year about a project we did as a family that went over very well. It is a craft, but (trust me!) it can be done by anyone and only takes about five minutes. You can find her article here.

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What Does Your Arguing Prove?

On March 13, 1904, a statue of Jesus was placed on the border of Argentina and Chile. Known as “Christ of the Andes” – the monument stood for peace between the two countries. But the confrontational, self-preserving nature of man soon reared its ugly head. The Chileans began to protest that they had been slighted because the statue had its back turned to Chile. Thankfully, one Chilean newspaper saved the day. One of its columnists wrote an editorial that not only satisfied his countrymen, but made them laugh. It read – “The people of Argentina need more watching over than the Chileans.” – Bits & Pieces, June 25, 1992.

Isn’t it ironic, that even a statue of Jesus turned into a seed of contention between two countries? It reminds us that whenever we bring our own will into religion, we are destined to fail. Job made an excellent point in Job 6:25 when he said, “How forceful are right words! But what does your arguing prove?” The truth itself is more than enough to convict the soul. When we add any spirit of disagreement to the truth, it seems less desirable and is quickly rejected.

A major barrier to evangelism is often the attitude by which the gospel is communicated. By grace, God has been patient with us and given us the opportunity to understand the Bible. Once we do understand it, we can be so excited by what we have learned that sometimes we have a hard time allowing others enough time to learn the truth as well.

Remember these important steps in reaching out to others with God’s word:

1. Have enough compassion for the souls of others that you will be willing to communicate what you have learned.
2. Keep from arguing with others about the Bible. Start talking in areas that you have in common and let the Bible guide you together.
3. Always be willing to change your views, if they conflict with the teachings of Scripture.

Remember, God raised up His own symbol of love, peace, and reconciliation. The cross of Christ remains a reminder that all men can be united with their Creator and with one another. But how we view that symbol, and how we communicate it to others, is up to us.

“And that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.” ~ Ephesians 2:16

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AUTHOR: Jeremiah Tatum

Making it Personal

Recently, our daughter and her family visited Washington, D.C. During that visit, our son-in-law posted this on Facebook:

For me, the highlight of this trip will not be touring the White House, or going to the Capitol building, or seeing the monuments or museums, but right here at the National Archives, where I just looked at the original Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. I saw those documents and my spirit was moved and I shed tears. These men were traitors, risk takers, and revolutionists. They knew they were going to have to sacrifice all to achieve true freedom. They were wise enough to properly define it. They foresaw what was needed to preserve it. They were geniuses, and Bible readers, and men of principle. They were amazing individuals, who changed the course of human history. They gave me the joy of America hundreds of years before I received it. I salute them today. I salute the flag they died for. I salute the United States of America!

Their experience and his thoughts, in some ways, “dovetailed” with a book I am currently reading about the events surrounding what we now know as The American Revolutionary War. Some of what I read helped to give me an entirely different perspective on some material I thought I already knew a few things about. 

I knew some of the facts and some of the dates. I even knew that, when those men signed their names to The Declaration of Independence, the great document contained these words: “…we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” I had even read how much some of those men sacrificed after affixing their names to that document. 

However, the book I am reading has given me a reason to take another look at some of the people who lived during that time. Some of those people signed The Declaration of Independence; some did not. Some were famous; others were not. Some remained true to their commitment to the cause; others, like Benedict Arnold, did not. 

The book I am reading is Killing England by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Until I began reading this book, I never appreciated the enormous personal risk taken by George Washington. I suppose that, since I had always known the outcome of the war, it never had occurred to me what might have happened to him personally if England had won the war.

The book described the fate that would have most assuredly been that of whoever was chosen to be the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. When George Washington was eventually chosen and when he accepted that post, here, according to Killing England, is what could have (and probably would have) been in his future:

If the new commander in chief can successfully raise, train, feed, clothe, and equip an army, he must still find a way to defeat the British regulars, widely considered the world’s greatest fighting force. Should he lose, this new general will not merely be placed in captivity as a prisoner of war, he will be treated as a traitor to the British Crown and hanged for high treason. This will not, however, be an ordinary hanging. High treason is considered the greatest capital crime a man can commit against the king of England. The punishment is extraordinary, ensuring a slow and hideous death. It will begin when the accused is tied to a horse and dragged to the gallows. He will then be hanged by the neck, but cut down before he dies so that he remains alive for what comes next, which is the slicing open of his abdomen and the burning of his intestines as they dangle outside his body. Only then will this general have his head cut off. His corpse will then be cut up into four parts, all of which will be delivered to the king. But the punishment will not end there. All lands and monies will be confiscated from this unlucky man’s estate. His wife and children will be forever forbidden from purchasing property or owning a business. And, of course, if the general’s wife should also be accused of treason for conspiring with her husband, she will be burned alive.

To say the least, that is not a very pretty picture, is it? Can you think of anything that would remotely match it?

You may remember that, before our Lord was crucified, He was scourged. Have you ever given much thought to what that meant?

According to biblehistory.com, this is what happened to those experienced scourging:

The Roman scourge, also called the “flagrum” or “flagellum,” was a short whip made of two or three leather (ox-hide) thongs or ropes connected to a handle as in the sketch above. The leather thongs were knotted with a number of small pieces of metal, usually zinc and iron, attached at various intervals. Scourging would quickly remove the skin. According to history the punishment of a slave was particularly dreadful. The leather was knotted with bones, or heavy indented pieces of bronze.

Sometimes the Roman scourge contained a hook at the end and was given the terrifying name “scorpion.” The criminal was made to stoop which would make deeper lashes from the shoulders to the waist. According to Jewish law (discipline of the synagogue) the number of stripes was forty less one (Deut. 25:3) and the rabbis reckoned 168 actions to be punished by scourging before the judges. Nevertheless, scourging among the Romans was a more severe form of punishment and there was no legal limit to the number of blows, as with the Jews. Deep lacerations, torn flesh, exposed muscles and excessive bleeding would leave the criminal “half-dead.” Death was often the result of this cruel form of punishment though it was necessary to keep the criminal alive to be brought to public subjugation on the cross. The Centurion in charge would order the “lictors” to halt the flogging when the criminal was near death. 

The enemies of Jesus were not through with Him yet. He still had to go through the “public subjugation of the cross” mentioned above. I encourage those who are reading this to do their own research in order to learn more about this horrific method of capital punishment. “Man’s inhumanity to man” is clearly seen as one reads about what a condemned person experienced on a cross.

However, in the case of Jesus, it was not merely a man on that cross. The One on that particular cross was deity in human form. 

As tempting as it is to almost deify George Washington and others who risked a great deal in order to for us to have the freedoms we enjoy today, the fact remains that they were only men. They were great men, to be sure. They were brave men. They were courageous men. At the same time, they were only men.

They were men who took a great risk. 

Jesus is much, much more than a mere man. He is “…the Word [that] became flesh…” (John 1:14). 

Not only is Jesus not a mere man, He did not take a risk

If you will take the time to read Hebrews 10:1-18, you will see clearly that, before He left heaven, our Lord understood that a body was prepared for Him and that He would be the ultimate sacrifice for sin. As you read the gospel accounts of His earthly ministry, you can “see” the cross on almost every page. 

I am grateful to those who fought and sacrificed for my freedom as a citizen of The United States of America. In reality, though, they did what they did for an idea, a dream, and/or a goal. They could not possibly have had me in mind as they sacrificed, fought, and, in many cases, died.

While it is true that Jesus gave Himself for “…the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2), the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to make it personal:

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me (Gal. 2:20, ESV, emphasis added).

Paul made it personal.

Have you made it personal?

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin (Romans 6:3-6).

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AUTHOR: Jim Faughn

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Personal Get-Back Coach

I don’t know a great deal about the game of football. I can’t name great coaches of the past or even very many of the coaches of today. I don’t know exactly what the positions are called on the field or who plays what position. You’ll understand what I mean when I tell you that while talking with Adam on the phone a couple of years ago I told him that Vermont was playing that day. He delighted in telling me that “VT” stood for Virginia Tech – not Vermont.

I do, however, know enough about the game to know what is supposed to happen on the field. The object of the game is to get the football into the opposing team’s end zone. Jim and I enjoy watching some football on Saturday afternoons and he enjoys explaining some of the rules of the game. 

A few days ago, at half-time of the game we were watching, the sports commentators were showing some footage from other games that day. In one of those clips they showed a coach who was obviously angry and who had gotten out on the edge of the field. A man behind him pulled him back behind the sideline. The coach again, in his anger, went out onto the edge of the field, and once again the man behind him pulled him back. The coach’s response was to turn around and slap the hand of the man who was pulling him off the field.

At this point, my newest lesson about football began. Jim mentioned that he had heard that officials were trying to do a better job this season in keeping coaches off of the field. Therefore, the role of the get-back coach has increased importance. It is his responsibility to keep the coach off of the field! What a job! I wonder what the pay for that position is! I’ve seen some of those coaches!

While thinking about my new knowledge about the game, I began to think about something else. How many of us wish we had a personal get-back coach? Someone who would help us when we begin to enter a territory we shouldn’t be entering! We do, and they come in many forms.

In a good marriage relationship, husbands are the get-back coach for the wife and the wife is the get-back coach for the husband. You see, when you love someone you are constantly looking out for their welfare. If I see Jim getting into a situation that I think might put him in danger of any kind, I will pull him back as many times as it takes to keep him in safe territory. Ephesians 5:15 says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise…” Paul goes on the say in verse 17, “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” And then in verse 21, “submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” He says all of this before we ever get to the part about wives submitting to their husbands and husbands loving their wives as Christ loved the church. Husbands and wives need to be the get-back coach for one another.

Parents need to function as the get-back coach for their children. God calls for us to teach our children diligently concerning His word, which should be their guide for life. Why, then, are so many parents more interested in allowing their children to be taught the things of this world? Why are they allowed to get as close to the edge of sin (and sometimes even enter into sin) and not be pulled back by the people who brought them into this world? “Fathers, do not provoke your children, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). When they are small, we pull them back from the edge of a road, or any other danger we see them near, but often as they begin to grow up, we think our job is to let them test the waters themselves. Parent, take seriously your job of get-back coach.

And finally, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we need to be the get-back coaches for one another. The apostle Paul said it so beautifully in Galatians 6:1-2, “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” God understood the need for a get-back coach before we even knew what football was all about! 

Be grateful for God and His word. Be grateful for a husband/wife who helps you on your way to Heaven. Be grateful for parents who pull you back from those things which lead you away from Christ. Be grateful for brothers and sisters who love you too much to see you slip away from God. Be grateful for personal get-back coaches.

“My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back,

let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.”  James 5:19-20

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AUTHOR: Donna Faughn

Lest We Think God Doesn’t Care about How We Worship

Worship is vital to the church. Reading the New Testament, we find the church coming together for worship each Lord’s day (Acts 20:7) and Christians being encouraged not to fall into a habit of being absent (Hebrews 10:25). We find that worship was regulated and that God, through the inspired writers, gave five avenues of worship: singing, prayer, Bible reading/study, giving, and the Lord’s Supper.

But we are living in times when we are told that Christianity is not about what you do on Sundays, but what you do during the week. In fact, we are living in times when many people claim that God does not really care how we worship, so long as we are sincere and living out our faith during the week.

Is that the case, though?

Many of us remember reading about King Jeroboam and how he chose to change worship. First Kings 12 teaches us that he changed the object of worship (from Jehovah to golden calves), the location of worship (from the temple in Jerusalem to Dan and Beersheba), the leaders of worship (not requiring priests to be from the tribe of Levi), and the time of worship (moving feast days to times God had not authorized).

I doubt any of us would excuse his actions, to say the least.

Interestingly, though, throughout much of the remainder of the books of Kings, Jeroboam becomes the acid test for how other kings were more or less faithful to the Lord. Some 23 times, a phrase will be repeated throughout those two books: “the sin of Jeroboam.”

But what is most fascinating is that this “sin” has nothing to do with social justice or political reform. It does not deal with tax issues, immigration policy, or how the poor were cared for. In each and every case, it has to do with worship!

Does God care for the poor? Of course! Does he care how we deal with social justice or racial tension or other issues that we face in our work-a-day world? Absolutely.

But does that, then, give us the right to worship in any way we choose and cover it under the guise of sincerity? Absolutely not!

Even small things that slowly erode the primary place of God and His Word in our worship practices need to be not only avoided but destroyed from our lives. When we seek to put “what makes me feel good” or “what will draw a crowd” or “what is popular” over the teachings of God, we have, in effect, removed God from the throne and put ourselves there.

And that is the sin of Jeroboam: idolatry of self.

Does God care how we live our lives from Monday through Saturday? We need to never forget that He does.

But does God also care about how we worship on Sunday? He would not have told us how to do so in His Word if He didn’t. So, may we never think we have a better plan than the One we are paying allegiance to each Lord’s day.

God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:24)

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AUTHOR: Adam Faughn

If a Shooter Came to Church

Tragedy struck again in Texas this week at a small Baptist church in Sutherland Springs. Many people were murdered and injured and there are no human words for any of what took place there that would be sufficient. Before I go on let us stop and pray for the victims of this terrible crime.

It is not my desire to dishonor or disrespect any person who has been affected in any way by this tragedy or by any other such occurrence. On the contrary, the purpose of this article is for the sake of preparation, both spiritually and physically, in the event that any of us might ever be in the same difficult set of circumstances some have already encountered.

Our Savior once preached, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also” (Matthew 5:38-39). The phrase, “Turn the other cheek,” has become perhaps the most famous description of the Christian practice of peaceful non-aggression. It carries with it Christ’s example on the cross, “Who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously” (1 Peter 2:23). It, in a sense, is the “lay down principle” in the case of possible persecution. It is the opposite of the fundamental and basic human response to conflict. Jesus was teaching about eternity and spiritualism over the human tendency to be reactionary in the heat of the moment.

But what if a shooter came to church? What if he came into our house to hurt our families? Does the principle of “turn the other cheek” apply in these situations? You may remember the Columbine shooters asking their victims if they believed in Jesus before they executed them. If these victims had denounced their faith could they have saved their lives? Would they have lost their souls? At what point do we stand up for what we believe and fight back to the point that we may even have to take the life of the person who is threatening?

It is my firm belief that, while we are to be a peaceful people, there are times in which it is right to defend even with our lives those things we hold to be true. Jesus, in dying, brought forth our living, and he was teaching the value of rising above conflict rather than reacting to it. His example was to respond to threats with kindness and love and mercy and a non-combative attitude.

But He is still the same Savior who made a whip of cords and drove the moneychangers from the temple. He is still the same Savior who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and send the majority of this world to an eternal hell. He said so Himself (Matt. 7:13-14).

If someone walks into our churches, our businesses, or our homes with a loaded weapon we not only have a right but a responsibility to diffuse that situation as soon as possible. Innocent lives are at stake and we cannot lie down in the presence of evil. The church is the world’s last hope for love and truth and peace. We desire to preserve life, not end it. We can stop the killer from killing without violating the principle of non-aggression. Jesus’ statement was not within the context of defending our lives and freedoms, but rather it was to teach on the subject of retribution. We are not looking to get back at someone for the harm they have inflicted. We are to forgive them and, in mercy and grace, evil can be overcome.

We must not denounce our faith! And if it means death for us we must still burn at the stake, or be eaten by lions, or be shot before we would decry the name of our Lord and Savior. But if we have the opportunity to stop Satan’s evil work being carried out by someone else we must do so, that the Word of God may proceed and that people may be saved in the midst of this wicked and sinful world.

It is not only acceptable for your church to have a security team, but we are at a point in our society in which it is necessary. We do not wish to hurt anyone at any time. But we do wish to protect the innocent. We do wish to respond in the presence evil. We do wish to defend our freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion.

We hold these truths to be self-evident…

“But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” – 1 Peter 3:14

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AUTHOR: Jeremiah Tatum

Are Some Parents Playing the Wrong Game?

During the recent controversy about the refusal of some professional athletes to stand during our National Anthem, I heard something that caught my attention. The reporter provided the total number of people who play that sport professionally and then reported on the number who did not stand during that time. According to him, that amounted to about 1/8 of the total number of players.

When I heard those figures, my mind went in a totally different direction. I thought about parents who sacrifice time, energy, money, and other resources to make sure that their children participate in sports. I then wondered what would be different in some families if those same parents were that interested in the spiritual training of their children.

I did a little research and found the following numbers about what I’m calling the “big three” sports in our society; The National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and the National Basketball Association (NBA). I also found the total number of high school students who are involved in football, baseball, and basketball. 

There are almost two million high school football players. There are currently 1,696 players on the “active rosters” of the NFL teams.

A little over 475,000 high school athletes play baseball. During most of the season, there are 750 MLB players. When the rosters are expanded toward the end of the season, that number is increased to 1,200.

Almost 550,000 young men are currently playing high school basketball. A total of 450 men play professional basketball in the NBA.

I will let you do the math. I’ve never been very good at it. 

However, it seems to me that one does not have to be proficient at math to see that the chances of playing any of these sports on a professional level are very, very slim. If my “math skills” are even close to being accurate, the percentage is less than 1% for each sport. In fact, I believe that you will find that it is a lot less. 

Now, what if those same parents who are so interested in making sure their children were involved in sports were more concerned about things of a spiritual nature? What if those parents put the same amount of energy and resources into the spiritual growth of their children?

What if, because of the example and training provided by the parents, faith began to develop in the children? What if that faith led those children to obey the gospel of Christ? What if that faith sustained them throughout their lives? What if they remained faithful to the Lord until they were ushered into eternity?

What are the chances that a faithful, dedicated Christian will spend eternity in heaven? Isn’t that figure 100%?

Please go back and read those last two or three paragraphs. They do not say, nor did I intend for them to say, that every young person who is reared by faithful Christian parents will, himself or herself, become a Christian and be faithful. All that I am trying to do is to suggest that some parents are playing a game in which the odds are heavily stacked against them – and their children. 

Why spend so much time and effort to prepare a child for something that:

1. They will probably never get to do?

2. They probably cannot enjoy for more than just a few years even if they do get to do it?

Why would parents not spend the brief amount of time they have with their children to prepare them for eternity?

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4, ESV).

For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come (1 Tim. 4:8, ESV).

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AUTHOR: Jim Faughn

Episode 92: A Candid Conversation about Comparison and Perfectionism [Podcast]

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Being a parent is difficult, but being a parent in the social media age leads to all sorts of insecurities about not measuring up. On the podcast this week, Adam and Leah have an unscripted and open conversation about the struggle many feel with comparing to others and the drive for being good enough.


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