Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Do you know the guy in the cubicle next to you better than you know your own children?

How can we disciple our children unless we actually know them?

Here are a few questions that I brain stormed recently in preparation for a meeting with the men at our church. Take a look and see how well you'd be able to answer these questions about your children. Use it, not as a tool with which to beat yourself over the head, but rather as a ruler to assess the areas where you need to get to know your children better.
  1. What words would you use to describe each of your children?
  2. What are their strengths and natural abilities?
  3. What are their weaknesses and the things that they struggle with?
  4. What sins are they struggling with?
  5. How will these realities affect them as they get older?
  6. What are you doing to nurture their gifts?
  7. What are you doing to help them overcome the sins that they struggle with?
  8. What are their worries?
  9. What are their favorite activities?
  10. Who would they consider their good friends?
  11. Are you asking your wives for their insights?
Reminder - getting to know your children requires that you set aside time. This will not happen by accident. Be at least as pro-active in doing this with the kids you love as you are with the co-worker that you can't stand.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Junior Leadership Conference

You'll be tired of your Christmas toys by then! Join me at The Junior Leadership Conference Dec. 28-30 and learn practical leadership skills.

We challenge our young men to be Christian Leaders but often leave them wondering exactly how to do so. This conference is intended to provide practical strategies to help equip young men for their important call to Christian leadership.

In an action packed setting this three day event is intended to help equip the young men attending to pursue Christ-like leadership. Team building, games, small group Bible studies, leadership seminars, service opportunities and a challenging and practical key not speaker are topped off by seriously amazing food.

No one attending this conference will leave without being better equipped to lead, inspired to serve, and very well fed!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

So you want to read the Bible ...

Below are some excerpts from a letter that my brother wrote to a friend of his who had expressed interest in reading the Bible. I thought it might be useful to post it for you all. I hope you find it helpful.


Dave Gregg

Where to Start

My most emphatic suggestion is that you not read the Bible in order from beginning to end.  Many unsuspecting and ambitious individuals have employed this intuitive, but ultimately frustrating method.  I compare it to my college room mate who one day decided that he wanted to expand his vocabulary for the upcoming LSAT.  He then attempted to read Webster’s Dictionary from cover to cover.  Needless to say he never made it past the “C’s.”

The Bible is not written in chronological order and many of its passages will have greater significance once they are put into a broader context.  Although worthy of study, I’m sure at this point you are not interested in reading countless pages of Jewish genealogies, or instructions on how to build a temple and perform animal sacrifices.  I would therefore suggest that you first read certain books and highlighted passages that have a clearer and more direct impact on Christian history and theology.

What is the Bible?