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Cameron Cole: Hope When You Lose a Child

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On November 11th, 2013, Cameron Cole received a call from his wife he will never forget. Their three-year-old son Cam had died in his sleep. It has to be every parent’s worst nightmare. How do we survive? Where is God in that situation? Where can I find hope to go on? Today’s podcast is one straight for the heart. Do you know families that have lost young children? Are you one of those families? If so, you are part of a fraternity that you never signed up for. This is where Cameron and Laurne Cole found themselves in 2013. How do…

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Jonas Williams: Chick-fil-A Secrets and Your Family

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I bet almost everyone listening to this podcast has eaten at a Chick-fil-A. What are their behind-the scenes-secrets, and how can you apply them to your home? You are in for a treat today. In this podcast, we are going to talk to Jonas Williams, owner operator of the Chick-fil-A in Seekonk, MA.  This recorded conversation came about because I wanted to learn from him about how Chick-fil-A restaurants are so well run. Why? Well, Scripture tells us that elders and deacons are to manage their households well. While certainly every lesson can’t directly apply, many can. Jonas became serious…

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Dr. Timothy Paul Jones: How We Got the Bible

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As Christians, we claim that our Bibles are God’s inspired word. Yet how did we get our Bible? God didn’t just drop those 66 books down from heaven to your local publisher. Are these ancient documents filled with error, giving us wrong information about Jesus? In today’s podcast  we are going to talk to Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, a professor at Southern Seminary about his book How We Got the Bible. I once had a seminary professor say to our class, “There are two doctrines that are always under attack by the devil – the doctrine of the cross and the…

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The Intersection of Jesus and Your Suffering

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Has suffering touched your life? No doubt it has. There are big trials and small trials that each of us walk through. Sometimes suffering can cause a person to lose their faith in Christ. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this today’s podcast  we are going to think about suffering. Suffering can come at us when we least expect it. Life seems to be going well and then a large incident comes at us. We might call that macrosuffering. Or maybe it is a series of smaller things that are repeated over and over. Often we can think that…

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Bob Lepine: Love Like You Mean It

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Our children are watching our marriage. They have a front row seat. So it’s scary to ask, “Does my marriage commend the Gospel? Marriage can be a glorious relationship. But it can also be one of the most difficult ones to navigate. Sometimes it can bring out the worst in us. And to top it all off, our children are right there to watch our actions, our reactions, and to hear our words. When our children look at our marriage, do they see a Christian marriage? Do they see us living out the Gospel in our home? How do we…

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Jeff Dalrymple: Making Our Church a Safe Place

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Nothing is more precious to us than our children and their innocence. But how do we know that when we drop them off at school or church it is a safe place? And what can we do to make it safer? In today’s podcast, we are going to talk to my friend Jeff Dalrymple about a ministry that can help diminish the threat of sexual abuse in the church. This is a vital topic both for the safety of our children and the reputation of Christ. Jeff has been the catalyst behind a new national organization – The Evangelical Council…

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The Power of God’s Book

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What is the most relevant parenting book to help you face the new year? In this episode, I point you to the one essential resource for your family.  It has the answer to every problem you will face. In this episode where we continue to hit restart, I invite you to listen to a sermon I recently preached. In our time together we looked at the well-known passage of 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Although I didn’t make specific applications to parents, I think they will be obvious. All of us need God’s book for our own intimate walk with Christ and to equip us…

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Injustice, Chaos, and Habakkuk

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We are living in a time of social unrest. Our screens are filled regularly with scenes of injustice and cries of injustice. Where is God in all this? Is he asleep? Uninterested? Perhaps he doesn’t even exist at all. In this episode, I invite you to listen to a sermon I preached this past summer. But it is as relevant this week as it was then. Last year was a tumultuous summer. Between the fears of quarantine and rationing to the well-publicized shootings and resulting protests and riots, it will be remembered in the history books. Our country’s politics are…

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Dr. David Murray: Exploring the Bible Together

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Does the idea of family devotions make you feel guilty. Have you tried and failed to have a family time with the Lord?  Then this episode is for you. Family worship and devotions can be an ongoing source of guilt. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  In today’s podcast we are going to talk with Dr. David Murray. Dr. Murray has just released the book Exploring the Bible Together: A 52-week Family Worship Plan.  But before you become overwhelmed with that, take a listen to this podcast. You will discover that it is a simple plan that takes about…

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Nine Principles for Overcoming Anger Toward Your Children

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Not again! You’ve lost it with the children, yelling at them and hitting the table. And you see them cower in fear or scramble to their rooms. You end up feeling ashamed and embarrassed. “What is wrong with me?” you say to yourself. “How can I get control of my anger?” In this podcast, we’re going to talk about answers to that question. We’re going to listen in on a webinar that I conducted on that very topic. As I looked over my podcasts, I realized that even though I’d done interviews on other podcasts on this subject, I’d never…

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