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- Come to the table: How family devotions are like family meals –– I found this short article by one of my favorite Family Pastors to be a helpful reminder and a needed encouragement for me as I seek to lead our family devotions. Jared’s article is a quick and easy read that will not only guide your understanding of family devotions, but will also give you some practical tips on how to use these times best for the good of your family and the glory of God.
Devotional Resources for Children –– Tim Challies may be the finest Christian blogger in the blogosphere, and this short video is a perfect example of why. Tim breaks down a few of his kid’s favorite resources and how they have used them to strengthen their daily relationship with Christ. It’s easy for us, I think, to forget that not only should we lead our kids in worshiping Christ, we also are called to equip them to worship Christ on their own. I’m familiar with a couple of the resources Tim recommends and they are fantastic.
- Ten Tips for Leading Kids to Christ –– One of the most important duties we have as Christian parents is to lead our kids to Christ. Only God saves, but we as parents, have been called by God to both model and lead the way to Christ. Unfortunately, in our day and in much of our evangelical culture, there has been great confusion and even error on how we as parents are to share the gospel with our kids and shepherd them as they take their first steps in a relationship with Christ. This article by Jason Allen is both simple and clear, dripping with biblical wisdom.
Jeff Strickland-I am the Discipleship Pastor at Rock Point and a current PhD student at Southern Seminary. I am the father of an energetic, slightly crazy, talkative, and hilarious little man, Carson Nolan. Thankfully, he has an incredible mom, my patient and truly kind wife, Stephanie. Expect my posts to reflect our parenting endeavor and to often be a little on the nerdy side.