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Travis Rymer – Current Issues Teens Face – Part 1

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The Christian faith and values are under attack. How is the Christian to respond and how do we equip our children? This episode is part one in a two-part series on equipping ourselves and our children to live in this new world. Travis Rymer serves as an associate pastor in my home church of Grace Harbor in Providence, Rhode Island. He and his wife, Rebeca live in Providence with their three children. He is a graduate of Gordon Conwell Seminary.   Issues Teens Face handout (includes outline, glossary, and recommended reading)  

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Alexander Strauch – The Household of God and Your Household

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Watch the interview with Alexander Strauch on YouTube. Resources From This Podcast Biblical Eldership, by Alexander Strauch BiblicalEldership.com The School of the Shepherds Equal Yet Different, by Alexander Strauch The Hospitality Commands, by Alexander Strauch When the Church Was a Family, by Joseph Hellerman The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood                   Topics Covered In This Week’s Podcast 00:15 Introduction 02:55 About the ministry and Biblical Eldership 06:20 The vocabulary the New Testament uses for church leaders 12:39 Family as an extension of the church 17:43 How elders and deacons can manage their…

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Dr. Richard Ross – Connecting with the Heart of Your Teen

By Christian Living, Family Discipleship, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast

    Watch the interview with Dr. Ross on YouTube. Resources From This Podcast Turning Hearts– Dr. Ross’s website Jesus: The Reigning King, by Rob Rienow and Richard Ross Reign: Awakening a Young Generation to King Jesus, by Richard Ross & Clayton Ross Topics Covered In This Week’s Podcast 00:15 Introduction 02:15 Creating a heart connection with your teen 08:18 Keeping the heart connection healthy 17:15 The necessity of encouragement 29:07 The impact of Christ’s reign on the lives of teens Episode Transcript Chap: I’m Chap Bettis, and you’re listening to The Disciple-Making Parent, where we seek to equip parents…

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Brett McCracken – The Wisdom Pyramid

By Discerning Culture, Podcast

We are raising children in the information age. We need a new unit of measurement- the exabyte. Experts predict in 2025, 463 exabytes will be created online every day. That’s the equivalent of over 270 million DVDs. Even more amazingly, that data is all available from a device I carry in my hand. But what if all this information was not making my family more wise, but instead more foolish? In today’s podcast we are going to talk to Brett McCracken about his book, The Wisdom Pyramid. In it McCracken lays out a vision for living a wise life by…

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Collin Hansen – Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ Is Essential

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Christians usually take church attendance for granted. That is, until Covid struck in March of 2020. But the pandemic merely exposed some of our unclear thinking. After all, why should we go to church? With all the pressures on us as parents, why make church a priority? In this today’s podcast  we are going to talk to my friend Collin Hansen about the new book he coauthored: Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ is Essential.  That’s exactly what we will talk about. Why is being part of a church essential to our lives and essential to the discipleship of our…

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The Gifts the Messiah Brings (A Christmas Sermon)

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Dear Friends, Lord willing I am hoping to get back into podcast swing. This year has been a year of opportunities and also schedule upheaval. But I am going to jump back in. And we will do that by posting a sermon I just preached in my home church on Isaiah 9:1-7. It is a fascinating passage and one of the most famous incarnation passages. That’s why it is so appropriate around Christmas. I don’t want to give away all the surprises, but in this sermon Isaiah is writing from the mid-700’s BC. But he writes and speaks as if…

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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

By Family Discipleship, Podcast

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

By Apologetics, Podcast

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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