Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Gospel and the Discipline of Stewardship

The Gospel and the Discipline of Stewardship

Donald S. Whitney writes, "Stewardship is the care and management of that which belongs to another. And while we often speak of things as "ours," the reality is that all that we have and all we are belongs to another - God. As the Apostle Paul put it, "What do you have that you did not receive?" (1 Corinthians 4:7). So it is from God that we have received our lives and everything in them for which we are responsible. Temporarily - until God requires them from us - we are stewards of these gifts." (See the full article).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sharing the Biblical Gospel with Mormons

How to Witness to Mormons - The author tells how and how not to witness to Mormons. The article begins:

There are basically two ways Christians witness to Mormons. One is to demolish Mormonism in an apologetic way, the other is to expose Mormonism in a theological way. The former deals with Mormon history, false prophecies, archaeology, DNA, etc. The latter deals with sin, repentance, atonement, the gospel, etc.

Most people take the first approach, but we, the Oasis ministry in Utah, take the second. The first may make many ex-Mormons, but it doesn't necessarily make believers. Actually, it can be counter-productive. (See article here)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Back-to-School Prayer for Your Teen

As a new school year begins, teens jump back into the school scene: clubs, band, football, after-school activities, friends, new classes, new teachers, and homework.

The best way to prepare yourself and your teens for the challenging days of a new school year is to start out on your knees in prayer. Praying for your teen is a monumental task, but it makes a difference in your teen's life and in yours. Where do you begin?

Take a look at these 10 areas that relate to your teens' everyday lives and put them on your prayer list. Decide now to spend time together as parents praying for your teens regularly this year. What a difference your prayers will make in the lives of your teens; and you, too, will experience greater wisdom and peace for the parenting challenge. (see full article)