What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.—2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Wait with Purpose
The gospel is for all people, including children. We dearly love young hearts and it is our hope that our approach to loving children for Jesus’ sake would be supremely favored by God and secondarily received well by parents as a helpful assist to their good work in their home. Our desire is to serve parents and their children by providing them a season of the gospel call that is marked by purposeful waiting for baptism and participation in the Lord’s Supper.
2013-2014 MOMS Speakers, Topics and Descriptions
Alphabetical by Topic
2013-2014 Theme Verse
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear. 1 John 4:18
Being the Smile of God to Your Children
Joe Rigney (Listen now)
Storybook Bibles and your Children
By Bud Burk, Pastor for Child & Youth Development, Downtown
Parents, are you considering purchasing a new children’s storybook Bible for your children? There are so many options. If so, perhaps these following words will help you.
I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.
But I call God to witness against me—it was to spare you that I refrained from coming again to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.—2 Corinthians 1:23–24
Children in Worship Services: Disciples or Distractions?
by David Michael, Pastor for Parenting & Family Discipleship
Family Worship Ideas for Easter
Lent can be a significant time in your family’s spiritual growth if you determine to make the most of the opportunity to teach your children the meaning of the most important events of Holy Week. Thoughtful preparation for that week can only enhance its meaning for everyone in your house.
Lent…A season of spiritual preparation during which we recall the whole life, teachings, and ministry of Jesus.
Abby Ludvigson share biblical principles and practical tips for teaching children of all ages about sexual purity.
Message given at NORTH campus MOMS group February 5, 2013