For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him, as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
Prayer is one of the most intimate activities we can do. It is a staple in the Christian life. But it is also a discipline that is learned (Luke 11:1–4; 18:1–8). It is well worth the time to lead and teach your children to pray. We hope this document will encourage you in your efforts to help your children commune with God regularly through prayer.
Why Is Prayer Important?
- Regular prayer was a critical part of Jesus’ earthly ministry (Matthew 14:23 [par Mark 6:46]; Mark 1:35 [par Luke 4:42]; Luke 5:16; 6:12; 11:1; Matthew 1
Quoting Deuteronomy 8:3, Jesus says “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). It’s a wonderful goal to have our children read and study the Bible for themselves. Further, Bible memorization and Bible meditation help our children to hide God’s word in their hearts. This tool aims to help parents lead their children to read and study the Bible regularly as well as memorize and meditate on it.
MOMS Brochure Speaker Descriptions 2015-16
Alphabetical by Topic
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. —2 Peter 1:2
MOMS 2015 Talks Alphabetically by Topic
Affirmation in Parenting
Pastor Sam Crabtree (Listen Now)
Join us as Pastor Sam explains how peace in the home is diminished or forfeited altogether when we ignore the grace of affirming one another.
Sometimes it is hard to know how to be in the world without being of the world. It can be difficult to know how to connect and it may be tempting to disengage completely from the culture. How do we as parents model and prepare our children to engage the culture for Jesus? Be encouraged and equipped with practical ideas of how to be the light of Jesus in this world.
Why We Value Children in Corporate Worship
What Does the Bible Say About Children in Corporate Worship?
Scripture does not include a specific command for children to be included in corporate worship services. However, it does give numerous examples of children participating in corporate worship.
What Is Family Worship?
Family worship is simply worshiping God together as a family in your home. Worship is essentially responding with awe, wonder, and affection over who God is and what he has done. Historically, there are three primary ingredients to family worship: read, sing, and pray.
This tool from our Parenting Tool Box is intended to give you some practical help in proactively leading your children in family worship. If you did not experience family worship while growing up, don’t worry. We want to encourage you to consider beginning a new pattern of family life for your family and seek to leave a legacy for generations to come.
As a church, we want to do everything we can to help parents disciple their children. We believe that God designed parents to be the primary disciple-makers of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4–9; Ephesians 6:4) and the church to partner with parents in this process. The Parenting Toolbox is one attempt to help equip parents for this critical task. Each tool in this toolbox includes both practical ideas and resources to help you get started.