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Your Family & the Glory of God

Your Family & the Glory of God

Perhaps you have heard the phrase, "only for the glory of God." This is a theme that runs through the entire Bible, that all of creation exists for His glory. If this is true, then God created your...

Impressing a Child’s Heart

Impressing a Child’s Heart

Think about the things your parents taught you growing. Corny sayings? Some jokes? A few snippets of wisdom? But what deeply impressed your heart? What will impact your kids’ hearts?

The Power of God’s Word

The Power of God’s Word

God’s word is powerful and Satan knows it. He is always employing strategies to keep those who have faith in Christ from growing. Learn what some of those strategies are and one critical strategy of your own to keep him from succeeding.

Pluralism & Relativism 

Pluralism & Relativism 

Today’s young people are saturated with pluralism, which has become unfortunately intertwined with relativism. The philosophy of relativism suggests that all statements of fact depend upon one’s perspective. In other words, all statements of truth depend upon your point of view, and are relative in comparison to the point of view of others. If we tell someone that we believe Christianity is true, we frequently hear the response, “I’m glad that you’ve found something that works for you. Christianity is true for you, and my beliefs are true for me.”

The Power of Servant Leadership

The Power of Servant Leadership

In our culture and communities, we talk a lot about leadership. How can you be a leader among your friends? How can you be a leader at school? How can you be a leader in the world? However, although leadership is a valuable attribute, I believe that we have lost one of the most important aspects of leadership. Like anything in life, we can look to the Bible to find what it means to be a true leader.

Give Me Your Heart

Give Me Your Heart

Solomon writes to his son in Proverbs 23 saying, “My son, give me your heart.” For many teenagers this sounds strange. What does it mean to “give our heart” to our parents?

Loving Your Neighbor Starts With Loving Your Siblings

Loving Your Neighbor Starts With Loving Your Siblings

When I was younger, my mom would always say to me, “Your siblings are your best friends. Everyone else will come in and out of your life but your siblings will always be there.” This is the second in a series of posts by Lissy Rienow that will address how, as teenagers, we can learn to be Christians with our families.

Humbled

This post is not going to be polished or carefully edited...just from my heart to the screen... There is a list of things I said I would never do. One of the the things on that list was, "I will...

Awareness by JD Rienow

OK, proud dad moment here. My 12 year old son, JD, wrote this poem a couple of weeks ago about a little talked about Christian virtue — Awareness. I will be happy to pass any comments you have on to...

A Brief Reflection on Youth Ministry

A Brief Reflection on Youth Ministry

Here is something I have observed in many churches. Perhaps you have seen it too. Children grow up through our children’s ministries and they love it! They move into the cool junior high group and...

A Great Gift for Your Kids

Thoughts for husbands... How a man relates to his wife dramatically affects the entire family, and directly affects the souls of his children. When a man loves, serves, and leads his wife, he...