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Helping Families Through COVID-19 & Beyond

Helping Families Through COVID-19 & Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has put extraordinary pressures on marriages and families. I was speaking to a family attorney yesterday who told me that he has received more calls to initiate divorce proceedings in the last three weeks than in the past two years. While we do not know all that God is doing...

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Healing Through Repentance

Healing Through Repentance

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? Romans 2:4 Family conflicts start very early in life. Ray (9) and Milly (11) were working on cleaning the kitchen together. They began to argue over who...

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3 Phases of Forgiveness

3 Phases of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and reconciliation is a three-phase process, and I will summarize it here. I don’t want you to be overwhelmed. What can be written in just a few pages may take years for the Lord to accomplish. In the chapters ahead, we will consider the small steps God would have us take toward this...

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Pray for Your Own Heart

Pray for Your Own Heart

When I am in the middle of a blowout conflict with one of my sons, I am squarely focused on his disobedience, his bad attitude, his irresponsibility. Obviously, the entire reason why we are in this situation is that he dropped the ball or was disrespectful. Rarely is a family conflict 100 percent...

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How Many Times Do I Need to Forgive?

How Many Times Do I Need to Forgive?

When a family member does something that hurts our feelings a couple of times, it may not feel like a big deal to forgive them. What if they do it ten times? Fifty times? Now it is a different story. You may remember that Jesus’ disciples asked Him about this. “Then Peter came up and said to him,...

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The Crucible of Family Relationships

The Crucible of Family Relationships

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17–18 Your family is like a crucible. A crucible is a ceramic...

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Every Family Is Hurting

Every Family Is Hurting

Every family experiences conflict, hurt, and brokenness. There are two big reasons for this reality. First, each of us struggles with sin and character problems. Therefore, when multiple people with character problems live together under the same roof, you get lots of problems! Second, God created...

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How to Talk with Your Kids About the Coronavirus

How to Talk with Your Kids About the Coronavirus

All of our lives are being impacted by the Covid19 virus. Don't miss this opportunity to talk with your children. Here are seven things your kids and grandkids need to know. 1. God is in control. None of this is a surprise to God. This did not catch Him off guard in any way. In fact, He has...

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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 family to glorify Him. But what exactly is "the glory of God?"  We see God's glory in the desert...

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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?

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Help us reach families around the world

Help us reach families around the world

It’s hard to turn on the news today and not be overwhelmed at the incredible needs of families around the globe. Refugees, financial chaos, wars and famines dominate the headlines, and our hearts break at the pain and suffering endured by so many. While VFM continues to move at full speed reaching...

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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 never be in a job/ministry where I have to raise my own support." For almost 20 years I enjoyed...

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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 him. Awareness Her kindness is incomparable. She brings people out of the shadows of loneliness....

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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 once again, they love it! Then, it is off to high school with all the events, retreats, and trips. It...

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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 creates security for his children. The challenge is that being a godly husband is even more difficult than...

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The Kingdom and the King

The Kingdom and the King

God is building His Kingdom, and establishing His King over that Kingdom - His Son Jesus Christ. This message from Dr. Rob Rienow was the concluding sermon from Gospel Fellowship Church's two year study through the book of Acts. It will encourage you to grow in your faith and boldness for the...

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For Father’s Day Amazon.com is donating to VFM!

Do you have your Father's Day present for dad yet? In honor of Dad, shop at Amazon.com through 6/15/14 and Amazon will donate $5 to Visionary Family Ministries! So when you buy a present for your dad, you will be helping us reach more dad's with the Gospel and the message of family discipleship!...

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

Genealogies are not very exciting to read. So-and-so lived this long, and he was the father of so-and-so, and he lived this long, etc. When you do your personal Bible reading, you probably do not spend a great deal of time reading genealogies. In fact, when I am reading my Bible and I come across...

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I Can’t Let My Team Down!

I enjoy sports. I enjoy playing and coaching sports with my kids. But life is super busy. With seven children our schedule can easily go bongos. Sometimes it is hard for our kids to make it to their sports games or practices. When we are trying to juggle those schedules I often hear my kids say,...

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The Power of Mom

The Power of Mom - from KidzMatter Magazine May June 2014 Fathers are often emphasized in the family ministry movement, and rightly so. But sometimes, the continual call to Christian men to be the loving spiritual leaders of their families can have the unintentional effect of minimizing God's call...

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How Your Children Can Spiritually Impact Their Sports Teams

Christian parents frequently talk about how they want their son or daughter to be a good witness for Christ on their sports teams and about how playing sports in the community is a great way to reach out and build relationships with people who need Jesus. Candidly, I think there is a lot more talk...

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Time for a Challenge

In our home, turning 13 is a big deal. We view it, in some ways, as the transition from childhood to adulthood. In centuries past this was more true than it is today, as we have sadly extended "childhood" under the guise of "adolescence" well into one's twenties. We have a tradition when a child...

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Abortion: A Political Litmus Test for Christians?

Abortion: A Political Litmus Test for Christians?

Should the abortion issue be a "litmus" test for Christian voters? As you will hear in this six minute mp3, I believe the answer is absolutely yes.   If you are interested in listening to the entire sermon from which this excerpt was taken you can listen to it here:

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When Life is Out of Control

When Life is Out of Control

What do we cling to when life is out of control? In this message from Acts 22, Dr. Rienow shares three things believers need to BELIEVE when life is filled with suffering, doubt, and darkness.

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A Blog for Teens: How to Honor Your Parents

Few commandments in the Bible strike more fear into teenagers than, “honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12). To make matters worse, God gives us this command new fewer than eight times throughout the Bible! This is especially difficult for those of us who have parents who, frankly,...

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A Savior Is Born!

Merry Christmas! I imagine you are familiar with the story of Santa Claus. As the story goes, Santa has a list. He checks it twice. On his list there are two kinds of people, those who have been naughty, and those who have been nice. For the nice people, he brings presents. For the naughty...just...

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The Secret to a Thankful Heart

The Secret to a Thankful Heart

Thanksgiving was just about one week ago. For most of us, "thankfulness" comes a little easier on that day. After all, that is what the holiday is all about! Perhaps you even sat around your dinner table and shared with friends and family, "What are you thankful for?" How about now? It is one week...

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Is Church Membership Biblical?

Is Church Membership Biblical?

The idea of "church membership," or "joining a church," has become increasingly unpopular in recent decades. It sounds and feels so old-fashioned! Perhaps some associate "membership" with things like Netflix or a country club. Many have said to me, "Rob, I am totally committed to my church, what...

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

My Friend Needs Your Help

Dear friends, I am writing to ask you to help one of my friends. His name is Christian Carlson (married to Rebekah), and he serves as Family Pastor at Fellowship Church just down the road from me in Carol Stream, IL. Christian is a disabled veteran and is 100% wheel-chair bound due to degenerative...

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

The Big Problem in Family Ministry

If you have a passion for youth or children's ministry you have no doubt heard the call to return to the early church’s model of “family ministry.” Keep families together! Equip parents to disciple their children! However, the family ministry conversation does not go very far before the big...

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

A Unique Parenting Seminar Coming to Chicagoland

I want to invite you to join me Saturday morning, November 16th, from 830-1000am at Wheaton Academy in West Chicago, IL for a unique parenting seminar. This seminar is for parents of teens and our focus will be Preparing Our Sons and Daughters For Success in Marriage and Parenting.  It is very...

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Do We Really Need Para-Church Organizations?

Have you ever wondered where hospitals came from? Christian men and women put their money together and built them. Why are there organizations like the Red Cross and YMCA? Christian men and women embraced God’s call on their lives to use their resources to care for the poor. Where did the idea...

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Changing Your Family Legacy

Changing Your Family Legacy The mission of parenting is overwhelming. As a father of six, with a baby on the way, sometimes I feel like my wife and I have all we can do to simply “get through” each day. It is so easy to lose sight of why God created our families! God has given you children so that...

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No Famous Churches

In the sweep of Christian history there are very few famous local churches. Take this 10-second quiz. Answer as quickly as you can. 1. Name three local churches from the 1800s that made an impact on the world for Christ. Don't think about famous buildings, but well known ministries of specific...

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Bearing Fruit in Season

Bearing Fruit in Season

God is the Lord of the Harvest. We are workers in His field. He calls us into seasons of cultivating, sowing, and reaping - and this was the pattern of ministry for the early Christians - a message from Acts 18.

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A Tale of Two Fathers

A Tale of Two Fathers

In 2 Chronicles 33 we find one of the most dramatic historical accounts of a father and grandfather. Is forgiveness really possible? This message from Dr. Rob Rienow will encourage and challenge every father and grandfather to embrace his multi-generational mission, given to him by God.

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What Is Necessary?

What Is Necessary?

Have you ever wondered why Christians follow some of the laws in the Old Testament, but seem to ignore others? How can we take parts of God's Word and say, "this if for us," and other parts and say, "this is not for us."? In this message from Acts 15, shared at Gospel Fellowship Church, Dr. Rob...

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Go Back for More

Go Back for More

Are you suffering? Are you discouraged? Are you on the brink of losing hope? I pray that God will use this sermon from Acts 14 to STRENGTHEN your soul, and ENCOURAGE you to continue in the faith. The title of this message is "Go Back For More." The first portion of the message includes an...

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Jesus, Spiritual Orphans, and a Warning

Jesus went against the popular and religious culture of His day and prioritized children. “And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them,...

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

Only the Weak Apologize!

When you were growing up, did your parents ever tell you that you needed to apologize to someone after you did something wrong? Well, according to new research, you should have stood your ground! Scientists have now discovered that "refusing to apologize results in greater self-esteem." That is...

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Exploring Educational Choices for the Christian Family

Exploring Educational Choices for the Christian Family

Public school? Christian School? Home School? How does the Christian parent decide? This seminar from Dr. Rob Rienow will help you ask some of the key questions you need to ask in making this life-changing decision for your family. There is a 3-page PDF that accompanies this lesson, available for...

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Preaching: The Pastor’s Primary Task

Only someone who has served as a pastor truly knows how overwhelming it is. There is never a day where the pastor leaves the church with the sense that all that needed to be done that day was completed. Most churches expect their pastors/elders to do far more than the Bible expects of them, and...

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Easter Sermon 2013

Easter Sermon 2013

Jesus came, He died, He rose again, and He is coming back to establish His Kingdom forever! Listen as Pastor Rob Rienow preaches on the gospel in his Easter Sermon from 2013, based on Matthew 28.

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

Did Jesus Say “Brother Will Kill Brother?”

Continued from previous blog... Question #2: What did Jesus mean when He said that brother would kill brother, and father would kill son? “Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated...

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Does Following Jesus Mean Leaving Family Behind?

Did Jesus teach that following Him meant leaving family behind? Did Jesus say that loving Him means hating our family members? Let's explore these important questions Here is what Jesus said; “Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. And a scribe came up...

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Not One Man Raised His Hand

Our small church (www.gfc1.org) had our monthly men's ministry meeting this past Monday night. There were sixteen men there, along with ten of their sons and grandsons. The "young men" ranged in age from 6-16. At the start of the meeting I asked the men, "How many of you, when you were the age of...

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Parents are Not Qualified

Parents are Not Qualified

One of the most common responses I hear from church leaders when I share with them the biblical vision of parents as the primary spiritual trainers of their children is this, "Rob, I understand the principle here but most of the parents in our church are not spiritually mature enough to disciple...

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

The Pope or the Bible?

The sufficiency of Scripture was the center of the conflict during the protestant reformation. At that time within the Roman Catholic Church, the Bible was only available in Latin and was administered only through the priests. It was thought and taught that the common people could not possibly be...

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The Crucifixion of Marriage – by Aaron Amstutz

The Crucifixion of Marriage Guest writer - Aaron Amstutz – February 11, 2013 Marriage was on trial and she was left defenseless.   Oh sure, she was defended in the religious courts, but the trial was occurring in the civil courts and to most watching eyes she was left without an arbitrator.   Her...

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Planting a D6 Church

Planting a D6 Church

If you were to plant a church, what would it look like? In the Bible, God has given us everything we need to know about the mission, purpose, foundation and essential structure for the local church. This message was shared by Dr. Rob Rienow at the 2012 D6conference.com

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

For Generations to Come

It’s never too late for God to use you to launch a multigenerational movement of faith in your family. It may be that you came to Christ as an adult, and that your life before conversion was disastrous. Perhaps you have a wayward child who remembers those days and still finds it difficult to...

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

Legalism: A Great Enemy of the Church

Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “There are two ways we can fall off on this.” The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a narrow path that leads to pleasing God in all things, but there are deep ditches on both sides. These ditches are the detours to sin and death. On one side is the...

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The Slippery Slope: 4 Questions about the Bible

The Slippery Slope: 4 Questions about the Bible

Consider these four questions. I have asked these same questions to Christian groups many times. I ask people, if their answer to the question is “yes,” to raise their hands. Here we go: Question 1: Do you believe the Bible is God’s Word? In the context of a church service, or a Christian...

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Family Worship: The heart of spiritual training in the home

Family Worship: The heart of spiritual training in the home

As God began to impress Deuteronomy 6:7 upon my heart, I was haunted with a question, “What am I doing with this responsibility and calling that God has given me to impress the hearts of my children with a love for God?” I was doing a lot to help encourage faith and character in other people’s...

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A Husband’s True Love

A Husband’s True Love

God explains "true love" in 1 Corinthians 13. There are seven positive (do) elements, such as being patient. There are eight negative (do not) elements, such as not being easily angered. True love is as much about what we do, as what we do not do. As you read them through, identify which aspect of...

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A Husband’s True Love

Husband: No Job Description Necessary

Who Needs a Job Description? Men, imagine that you have been working at the same job, with the same company for ten years. Things are going well. You have respect inside and outside the company. Job security isn’t a concern, and the bills are getting paid. It’s Monday morning, and you show up for...

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A Husband’s True Love

My Marriage Prayer Life = D-

For the first twelve years of our marriage, I would give myself a D- grade in the area of taking the lead in praying with Amy. It was probably more like an F, but D- makes me feel a little better. As God began to turn my heart toward Amy, I increasingly fought through the awkwardness and spiritual...

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Family Worship: The heart of spiritual training in the home

What is Parenting Success?

Imagine a television camera, far in the future, panning the living room of the Rienow home. The walls are plastered with achievement awards and first-place ribbons. Athletic trophies glimmer from their perch on the top of the piano. Photographs of our children and grandchildren gaze at us from the...

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A Husband’s True Love

Is the Husband the Head of the Wife?

To suggest that the husband has a leadership role in the marriage instantly causes tension. This flies in the face of everything our culture teaches. Here are three statements which we need to carefully consider. As a Christian, do you agree or disagree with this statement? “The head of every man...

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A Husband’s True Love

Learning to Serve

In recent years, God has been growing my character in the area of service. One of the ways that God has helped me improve, is by talking with Amy about where her pressure points are. Pressure points can be specific times of the day, or days of the week, which are particularly difficult for her....

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Family Worship: The heart of spiritual training in the home

Did you receive a spiritual legacy?

You are not alone in this world. You were never meant to be alone. Faith is supposed to come to us through a long line of men and women who know God and love Him. Sadly, few of us have a heritage like that. Some of you are first-generation Christians. Your parents gave you no positive spiritual...

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Family Worship: The heart of spiritual training in the home

Terminal Illness

Imagine if your children inherited a terminal disease from you. Wouldn’t you do everything in your power to find a cure for them? This is not an imaginary situation. Our kids have inherited something much worse than a terminal illness. They have inherited a sinful nature that points them toward an...

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The Slippery Slope: 4 Questions about the Bible

Can you be a Christian and not go to church?

A few years ago, I spoke at a Christian youth retreat. They asked me to preach on John 15, the passage where Jesus teaches about the vine and the branches. Jesus’ primary call to His disciples in that passage is that they “abide in me.” Jesus begins to explain what this means in verse 7 when He...

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The Slippery Slope: 4 Questions about the Bible

The Battle from the Beginning

Our response to the Word of God has been the central issue from the beginning of history. At the beginning of Genesis 3, God has already made Adam from the dust of the ground, and made Eve from Adam’s rib. God’s perfection is completely reflected in a perfect world. Then Satan, an angel who had...

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Why Should I Read the Genealogies?

“Twisted” Preaching

The word "preaching" has been twisted and redefined in two ways: "Preaching" is something that pastors do from the pulpit. The early Christians understood that "preaching" was something every Christian was called to do as they opened their mouths and shared the words of God from the Bible with...

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Where There Is No Vision

As a pastor (and I hate to admit this), I sometimes cringe when I look back at sermons I have preached. I am particularly burdened if I ripped a text of Scripture out of its context and used it to preach my thoughts, rather than God’s thoughts. Here is a text which I misused many times. Where...

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A New Kind of Christian?

A New Kind of Christian? Consider these four questions. I have asked these same questions to Christian groups many times. I ask people, if their answer to the question is “yes,” to raise their hands. Here we go: Question 1: Do you believe the Bible is God’s Word? In the context of a church...

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Oklahoma vs. the Former Soviet Union

Family Mission trip update October 22 God has blessed our ministry here in the former Soviet Union. During the past 10 days We have held conferences for pastors and parents in Chisenau, Odessa, and Kiev. The Moscow events begin tonight. I thought I would describe one of our important leanings...

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Is Your Church Bible-Driven?

The church service finished about fifteen minutes ago. You are talking with a group of Christian friends, when a visitor approaches you and says, “I have some questions. Can you talk to me?” You and your friends are eager to help. “Sure, what’s on your mind?” “Well, for starters, I have been...

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Candid Thoughts from a Christian Teen

By RW Rienow, age 15 In thinking about my time, priorities, and relationships, I wrote the following paragraphs... Do I see signs of disorganization in my life? Yes! Usually, I am on top of things such as school work and being on time to sporting events. But chores is where I fall apart! There are...

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The Power of Reverence – By Amy Rienow

How does a Wife Reverence her Husband?             I will never forget the day I was exposed to some amazing teaching about the power of a wife’s reverence towards her husband. I had decided to take a bath to unwind after a long day. As I was relaxing, I was listening to a sermon by S.M. Davis...

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Husbands, Love Your Wives

I believe the primary job description for husbands in the Bible can be found in Ephesians 5:25-26. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, to make her holy, cleansingher by the washing with water through the word…” I appreciate how God gets right to...

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Is Your Marriage a House with No Foundation?

Is Your Marriage a House with No Foundation?

Getting married without a Christ-centered, Bible-driven purpose is like building a house without a foundation. It can be done. You can purchase a plot of ground, and pay someone to starting building you a house…right there on the grass. The frame will go up, and the roof will go on. The...

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Overwhelmed, Burned-Out, and Discouraged

These three words describe a lot of pastors I know. Their days are spent counseling, setting up chairs, answering email, attending strategic planning meetings, preparing to preach, reading about current events and culture, fixing the sound system, visiting the sick, interviewing for a new youth...

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The Path to Ridicule

Choosing to believe in the truth and sufficiency of the Bible is not the path to popularity. It is quite the opposite. “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” —1 Corinthians 1:18 Christianity is built on a pre-modern...

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Raising Siblings With Kingdom Vision

Raising Siblings With Kingdom Vision

Has God blessed you with multiple children? You know the challenge of sibling relationships! What is your vision for how your sons and daughters will relate to one another? Could it be that God has brought them into the world for shared Kingdom mission? This message will encourage you with...

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5 Reasons NOT to do Family Ministry

Many churches are jumping on the Holy Spirit powered reformation of family ministry. Unfortunately, some are exploring family ministry for the wrong reasons. Here are five reasons NOT to build a family ministry in your church. The majority of children and teens growing up in our churches today are...

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A Family Miracle

A Family Miracle

This message tells the story of the greatest miracle I have ever seen - a miracle that took place right in my own family. I pray that God will use His words from Acts 3 to encourage you to not only to pass your faith to the generations to come, but to the generations who have gone before as...

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Visionary Marriage

Visionary Marriage

Building a Marriage with a Mission Do you have a mission for your marriage? This message will encourage husbands and wives to capture a dynamic biblical vision for their life together. This message is an overview of some of the key concepts in the Visionary Marriage book and DVD...

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Science and Faith

Look how confused our thinking has become. Atheistic science declares the resurrection to be impossible. Christians completely reject “science” on this point and declare the resurrection a historical fact. Atheistic science declares the virgin birth to be impossible. Again, Christians completely...

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A Tribute To My Wife – One Amazing Volunteer

This is a tribute to my wife Amy. In particular, I want to praise her for being such an amazing volunteer. It astounds me how she serves in so many different ministries. She is one of the most dedicated “Matthew 25” Christians I know. In that chapter of the Bible, Jesus calls his followers to show...

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Trayvon and the Only Solution to Racism

Racial tensions have been escalated around the country with the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Is there any solution to the global problem of racism? Two weeks ago, an article in the New York Post revealed the results of a new study in which they claimed that simply by taking a pill racial...

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A Hunger for Heroines

By Michael Johnson It wasn’t until I became the father of a daughter that I really began to give serious thought to what God wants her to become as a woman, and what our role as parents is in training her to that end.  As parents we are to bring our children up in “the discipline and instruction...

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D6 Conference 2012 Special Offer

The D6 Conference is doing a special promotion for readers of my blog. Everyone who registers for the D6 Conference before March 30 using the code VisionaryD6 will get a free copy of my book Visionary Marriage. If you register 10 people from your group, you get 10 books. Register 20, get 20 books,...

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Building a Christian Worldview in Your Children

Building a Christian Worldview in Your Children

What does it mean to have a Christian worldview? What do your children need to make an impact for Christ in the world? In this message, Dr. Rienow encourages parents to give their children three essential ingredients to shape their hearts and minds for Christ.

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The Family and Global Missions

The latest issue of Frontiers Magazine asks the question, "Is the Family God's Primary Means of Global Evangelism?" I was honored to contribute an article. Here is the link. I would be grateful if you would leave a reply with your thoughts and share the article with others -...

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Pro-Life is Not Enough

God’s pro-life church I grieve over the decreasing volume from the evangelical church on the issue of abortion. Have we grown weary in fighting back against those who welcome the murder of children? Have we found more pressing issues which need our attention?  The Christian theology behind the...

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