fresh links for May
As usual, this is a virtual potpourri of thought. And also as usual, I welcome any thought or comments you might have!
I was so happy to see this recording of the original radio program I heard that prompted me to desire homeschooling for my kids. The Moores continue to be inspirational and encouraging for a new generation of homeschoolers! Please pass this one along.
For any visual learners among us, here is a handy resource for teaching theology!
Considering building a home library for this and future generations? Wondering where to start? Here are some great tips!
Did you ever watch a good movie and think “Wouldn’t this be a great study for my kids?” These folks are a step ahead of us.; this looks like a great resource.
Here are a bunch of fun ideas to keep your toddlers busy. Anyone need this?
If you haven’t been following this website on the Institute in Basic Life Principles and Bill Gothard, now might be a good time to check it out. Besides this article, I would encourage you to go back through the April archives.
Now I have a few articles on the topic of worship that I think will be enlightening. Michael Horton’s last paragraph is a doozie and, imho, belongs in church bulletins across this land!
And finally Michael Horton hits it out of the park with this piece on muscular Christianity.
Finally and in case you missed it, I am sharing this fun video that has been making its way around homeschooling circles recently. Doesn’t the child in you long for this kind of day?
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- to ponder
- why the nanny doesn’t understand what’s most important
- homemade ice cream extravaganza
- Marriage: Getting There ~ courtship, dating, betrothal ~ Part Two
- Marriage: Getting There ~ courtship, dating, betrothal ~ Part One
- the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat
- household strength
- you’re never too old to need your dad
- unless you become like children
- Presbytery of the Dakotas rules Kevin Swanson’s church must remove name from NCFIC confession
- Granddad on gleaning from the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Nantus van Greunen on gleaning from the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Granddad on michael pearl’s response
- Harumi on Created to Be His Help Meet: 0 stars
- Ron Leedy on michael pearl’s response
- Kris on to ponder
- Mary C. Findley on Why are Christian women reading Fifty Shades of Grey?
- Granddad on Do Kevin Swanson’s latest absurdities make all homeschoolers look bad?
- Michael Falsia on Do Kevin Swanson’s latest absurdities make all homeschoolers look bad?
- Granddad on Marriage: Getting There ~ courtship, dating, betrothal ~ Part Two
And you can learn about my thoughts on developing your own philosophy of education as well as finding the methods of homeschooling that work best for you and your children bylooking for my presentations on the Home Educating Family media site!
1.We must acknowledge that we are all sinners. “For we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. (Isaiah 64:6) and “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
2.We are all accountable for our own sins before God. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.” (2 Corinthians 5:10)
3.There is only one way to be forgiven of these sins and that is through the blood of Jesus Christ. “Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
4.If we confess our sin to the Lord and repent of it (not allow it to rule in our lives) we can be forgiven and be in right standing with God. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousenss.” (1 John 1:9)
5.Genuine salvation will result in living lives of good works but none of those works contribute in any way to our standing before God which is based solely and completely on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. “But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God. (Hebrews 10:12) and “Not by works of righteousness which we have done but according to His mercy He saved us by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit. (Titus 3:5) and “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8)
6.We all, men and women, boys and girls, have direct access to the throne of grace because everyone who is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ is called a “priest and king” in God’s economy. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (I Peter 2:9)
I believe that many of the false teachings within the patriocentric movement are in direct contrast to these Scriptures and I would encourage each of us to first examine what we believe about Jesus and His work on the cross, its implications and its marvelous power.
Secondly, I would challenge anyone reading here to examine your own heart and ask yourself whether you have been trusting in good works….baptism, homeschooling, church attendance, modest dress, the list goes on and on, or if you have placed ALL your faith and hope in Jesus’ blood and righteousness alone.
And finally, I would challenge you to examine the teachings within your own church system, whether it is Protestant, Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, etc. Ask yourself what your church teaches about ecclesiastical authority and family authority. Does it line up with the Word of God? It is a top down system that requires certain works in exchange for a relationship with Jesus Christ or do you have the assurance that you are saved for eternity by His death on the cross in your stead? Does it teach that the fruits of the spirit and obedience to all the one anothers is what our lives will demonstrate or is there a list of man made rules?
If you desire to talk with me about this, please send me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. My desire is that no one who visits this website will leave without knowing the glorious truth that we can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and can enjoy a life filled with His goodness and grace!