“Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.” Matthew 13:3-4 (NIV) Today we are going to look at the first obstacle to growth in The Parable of the Sower.
When someone asked Jesus why He spoke in parables, He said “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of Heaven have been given to you but not to them.” (Matthew 13:11) What an interesting thought! Jesus told stories that some people would only hear on the surface level, but to others, the secrets of the kingdom of Heaven would be revealed! I don’t know about you, but I want to be one of those people that learn the secrets to God’s kingdom and how I can apply them to my life and in my role as a mom, don’t you?
Easter is around the corner, and it is one of children’s favorite holidays- mostly for one reason alone- CANDY! What kid doesn’t love to wake up to a basket-full of candy or do an egg hunt and see how much candy he or she received!
Guest Post: By Mindy Hite
I would like to introduce Mindy Hite to you, a dear friend, speaker, author, and mom of three boys, who is sharing with us today about protecting our kids from the lies of the enemy. For more information on Mindy and her wonderful resources, check out her bio at the bottom of this post.
One way we can encourage our kids in their faith, character, and love for Jesus is by letting them watch good Christian movies with a Biblical message. Kids are drawn to screens, whether we like it or not, so what better way to encourage them by providing a message of truth rather than one full of the world’s lies?
If you have been around church lingo or attended Bible studies, you have probably heard the term “to be in the world but not of the world” based off of John 17 (see above). This is an important concept to teach our kids because as Mamas, we cannot shelter our kids completely from the world, nor did Jesus do this with his disciples. Jesus taught his disciples to be in the world, but to not live as the world lives. In order to learn from Jesus, let’s look at three ways He taught His disciples to be in the world but not live like the world.
This month we are looking at how Jesus built close relationships with his disciples, and we discussed how He spent quality time and spoke words of life to them. Now let’s look at how Jesus restored relationships with his disciples by offering forgiveness and grace.
In our Mama Heart Like Jesus series we are studying how Jesus discipled His followers as a model for discipling our own children. This month we are looking at how Jesus built close relationships with his disciples, and we discussed ways to spend quality time with our kids. Now let’s look at three ways Jesus spoke words of life to His followers.
One day when we were taking a neighbor boy home from school, my kids and I were talking about verses they were memorizing for homework. The preteen boy riding with us couldn’t understand why he needed to memorize Bible verses at school; after all he could just look them up on the Bible app on his phone, right? I knew this boy was a thinker, so I tried to explain to him why memorizing scripture is so important, and I hope it made him think. Many youth and adults feel the same way today.
In our A Mama Heart Like Jesus series, we are studying how Jesus discipled His followers as a model for discipling our own children. First we looked at how Jesus taught his disciples to prioritize God’s Word as a model for Encouraging our Kids to Prioritize God’s Word. Now let’s take a look at how Jesus taught His disciples the importance of prayer.