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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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Ministry In The Oikos

Ministry in the Oikos Dr. Rob Rienow In the early church, Gospel ministry was driven in and through homes. The early church gathered in homes for corporate worship on Sundays.[1] For men to be qualified to serve as elders in the church, they first needed to demonstrate they were shepherding their...

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How the Church Hurts Singles

If we are silent about what God has said about the gift of singleness (1 Cor 7), those who are single in the church will be vulnerable to deceptive philosophies of the world. Consider these two examples of how singles are hurt by a lack of teaching and biblical discipleship in the area of...

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My Uncle Would Not Be Pleased

Satan and the demons are doing all they can to war against the Lord of Hosts. They cannot hurt Him directly, so they focus all of their weapons on those He loves. Satan’s top priority is to strike at the core sphere. More than anything else, he desires to turn the hearts and minds of all people...

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Pregnant and Ashamed

A few weeks ago, a woman shared a heartbreaking story with me. God had blessed her and her husband with eight children. Every day, they were pouring themselves out with Great Commission intensity to “make disciples” of these immortal souls whom God had entrusted into their care. Then came more...

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Revival

One of the great revivals in the Old Testament took place when the servants of King Josiah found the lost Book of the Law (The portions of the Bible which had been given up to that point in history). It is presumed that Josiah’s wicked grandfather Manasseh had hidden the Word of God so that it...

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Jesus and His Siblings

Jesus is the most important person who has ever lived. He is the one and only God-man. Christians study his life, as has been revealed in the Gospels, backwards and forwards. Yet for the first thirty years in my walk with Christ, even after going through seminary, I didn’t have an accurate picture...

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When The State Rules The Church

On May 13, 2007 the Chicago Sun Times ran a story from an Illinois middle school where students, as a part of a Health Class, were made to watch the R-rated movie, Brokeback Mountain.[i]  Not only is this movie extremely graphic in regards to homosexual behavior, but a major theme of the film is...

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My Attitude Toward the Bible Has Changed

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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Mission Malaysia: Day 1

On Tuesday, our team said goodbye to our friends in Singapore, and took a short 45 minute flight north to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is a very different place than Singapore. Most notably, it is a predominantly Muslim nation. The majority of government leaders are Muslim. Right at the heart of...

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Mission Singapore: Day 5

Sunday was a highlight. Elim church has two services in English, and one service in Burmese (people from the country now called Myanmar). I had the honor of preaching in the two English services. My text was from Acts 3 – when Jesus heals the crippled beggar. The text teaches us that God can and...

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Mission Singapore: Day 4

I continue to be overwhelmed with what an honor and privilege it is to be here. Pastor Glen and Pastor Wilson from Elim Church in Singapore have been incredibly gracious and welcoming. To have their invitation to teach here is very special. I am also continually thankful to have the opportunity to...

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Mission Singapore: Day 3

God continues to bless our journey and our mission. Our brothers and sisters in Christ here have shown us tremendous hospitality. The food has been delicious. Although I had a funny experience at lunch today. I was served what looked like a bowl of soup, and told it was dessert. I began with the...

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Mission Singapore: Day 1

What an honor to be here! I left Chicago Monday 500pm and arrived in Singapore on Wednesday at 1230pm. God is doing amazing things here in giving churches a vision for family ministry. I was invited to join an amazing team led by Ben and Jennifer Freudenberg, along with their daughter Cori, and am...

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Bashing Dads in Church

Father's Day is coming up fast. In many churches, an entire sermon will be dedicated to the issue of fatherhood. Sadly, many of these sermons will be laced with jokes about how men are bumbling idiots, how they are passive spiritually, and to top it off, how they are all addicted to online porn....

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The Family and Global Evangelism

The Family and Global Evangelism

God created the family to play an essential role in world evangelization. In this message, Rob Rienow walks through the Bible connecting the institution of family and the Great Commission.

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Husbands and Spiritual Warfare

Husbands and Spiritual Warfare

Men, if you seek to commit yourself to love your wife, to serve her, and to become the spiritual leader in your marriage, you should prepare yourself for major spiritual attack. Satan will throw everything at you to prevent you from being the man God calls you to be, and his attack on you will be...

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How Many, How Soon?

How do Christians make big decisions? Will you go to college? If so, where will you go? Will you get married? Is he or she the one? Will you take that new job? If you are a Christian, how do you go about making big decisions like these? There are a few things Christians do to discern God’s will....

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Authority and Accountability – by Amy Rienow

Have you ever considered that our society is composed of institutions? There are the institutions of government, education, and business. God created the primary institution of society when He created families. Our society is not really made up of individuals, but of families. In every institution...

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A Father’s Apology

Richard came to Christ later in life. In his first marriage, prior to his conversion, he made choices that hurt his son Steven. While Richard and his son have a cordial relationship today, Steven is far from God. Richard knew if he was to point his son’s heart to Christ, he needed to deal with the...

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Why Living Together Will Wreck Your Relationship

One of the most common, but flawed reasons people get married is because they feel they are “compatible.” Couples are even encouraged to live together in order to discover this mystery of relationship compatibility. Tragically, 80% of couples who live together before they get married end up in...

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The Battle with Pluralism and Relativism

Pluralism and relativism are most deadly when they come together in matters of faith. A few years ago, I met weekly with a group of high school students at a local restaurant. None of them were Christians, and it would be an understatement to say that the group was diverse. All together, they had...

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A Tribute to My Wife – One Amazing Volunteer

One Amazing Volunteer By Rob Rienow Visionary Family Ministries www.VisionaryFam.com May 2011 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...

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Family Mission Trip – Spring 2011

We have recently returned from a 17 day family mission trip! We drove from Illnois to Texas and back again, and spoke at five different conferences along the way. Our first ministry event was at the First Christian Church in Lamar, MO. It was a blessed two days sharing the message of Visionary...

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God’s Grand Vision for the Home

God’s Grand Vision for the Home

Visionary Parenting Disc 1 - God's Grand Vision for the Home The journey of Visionary Parenting starts right here! This message will encourage and challenge you to consider God's awesome purpose for your family, and begin equipping you with practical ways to start seeing it happen.

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