Tag: father

  • Biblical Principle #68: God Called Abraham

    Biblical Principles List Principle God called Abraham to become the father of the faithful. Explanation At the Tower of Babel, GOD divided Noah’s descendants into nations. GOD placed angels as rulers over each of these nations. But GOD foreknew that these angels would be tempted by Satan and quickly become corrupt. The great chess match…

  • Fathering with a History Lesson (What Arione Irby Taught Me About Racism, Forgiveness, and Love)

    As I write this, my daughter is in the fourth grade. In Alabama, where we live, this means she is taking Alabama History in school. One of the requirements for fourth grade Alabama History is completion of a project which includes visiting a dozen or so historic sites of your choosing across the state. This…

  • Church Notes: Father’s Day 2012—Jesus’ References to God the Father

    These are my notes for our church meeting on 6/17/2012. Leader: Russ Farmer Assignment Think of verses where Jesus referred to God as his Father…how did he speak of God?  Prepare to share the verses and comment on what we should learn from these.

  • September 10 – Longing for an Advocate

    Reading Job 8:1-10:22 Devotional When something happens to us, it is both natural and wise to question, “Why did this happen to me?” Often we can look at our own choices and identify that the reason we got where we are is because of a past decision—good or bad. That is called consequences. Our actions…

  • July 2 – Hezekiah: A Son Unlike His Father

    Reading Isa. 21:11-12; 34:5-17; 21:13-17; 23:1-18 2 Kings 16:7-18 2 Chron. 28:22-27a 2 Kings 16:20b; 18:1-7a Devotional Ahaz king of Judah was a very wicked man. Consider some of what the Bible says he did: 10 Then King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet [the] king of Assyria. He saw an altar in Damascus and…

  • Church Notes: Keys to Strong Families

    These are my notes from our 5/1/2011 church meeting. Leader: Tim Harris Assignment Each of us, regardless of our situation, has a role within our family. Be prepared to discuss the following: Describe your current role within your family. What does GOD say about how you are to perform your role? List some keys to…

  • May 12 – Recognizing the Value of Wisdom

    Reading 1 Kings 2:13-46; 3:1; 9:16; 3:2-3 2 Chron. 1:2-6 1 Kings 3:5-28  Devotional Solomon has taken over for his father David, who recently died. His first few recorded actions as king are to deal with problems that arose prior to his taking the throne. Solomon had his brother Adonijah executed because Adonijah asked to…

  • May 9 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 21)

    Reading Psalm 2; 22; 27 Devotional Today we begin looking at the Messiah as revealed in the Psalms. In doing so, however, we continue our focus on seeing GOD and His character. Psalm 2 Kings and rulers plot against the LORD and His Anointed One, but GOD, who is enthroned in heaven, laughs and makes…

  • May 2 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 14)

    Reading Psalm 103; 104; 113; 114; 117 Devotional Psalm 103 The LORD’s name is holy. He forgives our sins, heals our diseases, redeems our life from the pit and crowns us with love and compassion. GOD satisfies our desires with good things so that our youth is renewed. He works righteousness and justice for the…

  • April 30 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 12)

    Reading Psalm 29; 33; 65; 66; 67; 68 Devotional Psalm 29 The LORD is full of glory, strength and holiness. GOD’s voice is powerful and majestic, thundering over the mighty waters, and splitting the great cedar trees of Lebanon into pieces. His voice shakes the desert, twists the oak trees and strips the forests bare.…