Many of today's Christian parents were saved midway through life. As they raise up their children (and especially their daughters) in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, they do well to warn them and help them avoid the mistakes they have made in life.
Anna Downer does a marvelous job of explaining from her own experiences the basic prerequisites for reproducing a strong and living faith in others. She includes examples from such passages as Luke 24 when Jesus came alongside two disciples in despair to show them the Answer of the risen Lord.
A bright light on a dark horizon? Yes ... Learn from David Barton the amazing things that have happened in the twenty-first century as Christians apply or fail to apply basic biblical principles to their civil responsibilities.
What do alligators, snakes, archerfish, and cougars have in common? They are all predators! Using their sharp senses, each of these stealthy stalkers will succeed time after time in their search for food because of their unique physical design.
You are what you believe in your heart. So what's in your heart? Furthermore, do you have a solid belief system? A belief system that will stand while everything else falls? Roger Magnuson explains in his unique way how having a healthy heart will result in a strong belief system.
God can turn around a worst case scenario for good. In Larry Guthrie's situation, it certainly seemed no good could come from the mistake he made! First, he had allowed a problem to escalate out of control before calling for help.
Sean Martin shares his salvation testimony and how four days after he became a Christian, he met the woman who would become his wife. She had a burden for adopted children, and Sean did not. However, by the time they married, God had changed Sean’s heart.
Dr. Coke talks about the cleansing abilities of fire and water. He expounds on the power and might of God by showing pictures of the cosmos. In closing, he reveals how the baptism of fire and water is key to the Christian life.
It is a special thing these days to have eight children and keep the hearts of each of them. As a matter of fact it is extraordinary. And coming from a son it is especially valuable to hear how that was done. Roger Magnuson had many gifts.
Faithful is He who has called us … so we can do it! Right? Before jumping into active obedience to God's calling, revisit with Gabe Cleator the refreshing truth that our calling and our enablement come from the same Person!
Previously we’ve discussed the “why” to home educate. Yet how does one teach using the ATI Program? Many schools use the same method of teaching: the “herd” approach. Very likely you were taught with that method. And usually we teach the way we were taught.
Life brings many things. Only Jesus Christ can weave those many things into one thing. Whether we have already been distracted by many things or are intent on sharpening our focus on His one thing, this analogy by Larry Guthrie will assure you that hope springs eternal.
“In the Christian faith, we don’t offer people a philosophy, we offer them a person; we don’t offer them a liturgy, we offer them a life.” Roger Magnuson discusses in this message how a serious Christian should desire the approbation of the focus of their life to be found in Jesus.
Have you ever thought that Lot may have left Abraham because of the failures that he had seen in Abraham's personal life? For sons and daughters who are tempted sometimes to turn away from their parents, Mr. Bates helps us to look above and beyond our "Abraham" to the God of Abraham.
Do you love your wife and children? Do you feel sometimes that they doubt your love? Stop for a minute and examine, perhaps in a new way, how God feels when we second guess His love as the heavenly Father. It's for our own good that He shepherds us and shows us something better than our own way.
Often, our own idea of perfection is our own prison. God's perfection turns our attention to others. In this helpful message, Jim Logan describes a freeing difference between being perfect as in having arrived or attained, and being perfect as in being made perfect by Christ.
Both Chad and Alissa Christiansen were reared with the ATI curriculum. Chad was six years old when his family began the program, and Alissa was nine when her family joined. Their testimonies both indicate that ATI was “just a tool” that their parents used to home educate their families.
Approaching the topic from an unusual perspective, trial lawyer Roger Magnuson speaks on the importance of reconciliation. In this session, Magnuson shares three rules to reconciliation: how to reconcile personally, promptly, and perfectly.
Sharing wonderful truths that will impact your marriage, Jim Sammons teaches about oneness between a husband and wife. With enjoyable stories from his own life, he gives practical applications for how to give your wife first place and tangibly communicate the love of God to her.
Every son and daughter is a unique creation of God. Many factors contribute to affectively educating each one. Therefore when children do not perform as expected, it is wise to take a range of possibilities into consideration when pinpointing the root cause.
Previously, Bob Newhouse shared what the "big why” was for homeschooling. It was determined that the reason should be because God directed the parents to do so. However, is teaching your children at home a preference or a conviction?
Paul and Jenny Speed open their hearts to share failures in their marriage and how God brought complete healing. Discover practical steps to freedom in your marriage as you listen to the testimony of this godly couple.
Can you spot a swindle in the making? Truly, get-rich-quick schemes can take on almost any disguise. With so much at stake, what is it that can guarantee our protection against such deceptive temptations?
Many times, well-intentioned Christians accept common cultural practices without giving them a second thought. Such was the case with Gerrit Van Essen and his wife, Catherine, when they decided to limit the size of their family.
Unity is something God gives. Rather than feeling the pressure to agree it's amazing what can happen when two separate entities look to God for a solution that they know He is going to give. It applies to married couples. It applies to ministry or business leaders with their board.
Hudson Taylor gave the world a practical glimpse of what it is like to trust the Lord and live by faith. Even today, we hear how faith changes others' lives, and we all know that trusting in the Lord is the foundation for most everything else. So, how do we start trusting God?
"[Praying with the mind of Christ] comes only when we have humbled ourselves before Him; It comes only when we are broken." These last words of Mickey Bonner, a humble servant in warfare prayer, ring with simple power. They were given in reference to brokenness.
The one-on-one relationships we hope for might not be as far away as we think they are. Friendships like that though always take time to grow. We might want to consider twice about waiting until we have something huge, interesting, or urgent to share before we start to work on it.
You and I CAN be close to God. It is the promise of James 4:8: "Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.…" Just knowing that it is possible is only one of the major incentives Tom Harmon shares here. Drawing means to pull forward in a continual, gradual, unhurried way.
Born near the conclusion of WWII, Larry’s parents chose to give him a name that embodied the idea of triumph and victory. As he grew older, Larry’s life became characterized by the pursuit of triumph, seeking to overcome the many hurdles he faced during his youth.
What if eternity included reviewing all your life’s memories? Would those memories bring you pleasure? Would they cause you torment? We don’t know if memories will enter eternity with us; however, we can be building good memories in this life now. How?
Both physical and spiritual growth are step by step processes. As humans we grow up physically. One day at a time, one decade at a time, the years of our life pass and we aspire to maturity. As Christians we grow up spiritually as well. But what does maturity look like in this realm?
Many Christians would love to see a revival break out in their churches, their communities, their cities, and their nations. David Ford suggests that revival does not come from preaching but through individuals who are totally abandoned to God's will.
What if my life is bearing no fruit? Does it mean I am not a Christian or that I have lost my salvation? What does it mean in John 15 when it says that the husbandman takes away such branches? And what if I am bearing fruit? Does that mark the end of pain and pruning?