Monthly Archives: March 2013


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by BlogManager12
March 25, 2013
History, Scripture
 

He Is Risen!

Here is the watershed of human history where the misery of the race is transformed into grandeur. Here the kerygma, the proclamation of the early church, was born with the cry “He is risen.” We can view this event as a symbol, a lovely tale of hope. We can reduce it to a moralism that declares, as one preacher put it, “The meaning of the Resurrection is that we can face the dawn of each new day with dialectical courage.”

Concrete Reality

The New Testament proclaims the Resurrection as sober historical fact. The early Christians were not interested in dialectical symbols but in concrete realities. Authentic Christianity stands or falls with the space/time event of Jesus’ resurrection. The term Christian suffers from the burden of a thousand qualifications and a myriad of diverse definitions. One dictionary defines a Christian as a person who is civilized. (more…)

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Attention Young People: Who Has Your Heart? Part II

Read about the heart of the problem in Part I.

Guarding Your Heart

Since the condition of our heart determines our life, it is imperative that we carefully guard our hearts. How? By carefully giving it to the right people. Proverbs 23:26 says,

“My son, give me thine heart.”

Who wrote that, anyway? It was a father. In this case it was Solomon talking to his son, Rehoboam. It is a father who understands life and can see that there are great dangers ahead facing his son. In fact, if you’ll study the rest of Proverbs 23 after verse 26, you’ll see that he explicitly warns against two great dangers that have deceived and destroyed many young men. What are they? (more…)

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Webinar Recording: Homeschool Burnout – Its Causes & Cures, with Renee Ellison

Mom, are you bogged down?  Burned out?  Do you have a worn-out spirit?  Don’t care anymore?  Can’t face another day?  Does the daily grind now supersede your once high-held vision of educating your own children?  You’re not alone.  Many have faced burnout.  In fact, educators in general are one of the highest classes of people to experience burnout.  We will identify the warning signs, and then consider strategies for pulling you and your children out and up. Get ready for dynamite strategies to avoid ever burning out…or ways to crawl out, if you’re already there.

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Renee Ellison is a captivating speaker at this year’s Christian Heritage Conference. Check out her sessions here.

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Attention Young People: Who Has Your Heart? Part I

Proverbs 23:26 gives us this plea: “My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” This concise statement contains one of the greatest truths pertaining to family relationships found anywhere in the Bible. In fact, it is probably impossible to violate this truth and not live to regret it.

But why is this truth so important? And why can a proper understanding of it completely change your family?

The Heart of the Problem

First, because this verse addresses the foundational issue of the heart, and the heart of every problem is always a problem in the heart.

Hebrews 3:10 says, “They do alway err in their heart.” Notice that word alway; it’s an all-encompassing word. Any time and every time you see a young person who is in trouble outwardly, you know that the trouble first began inwardly. Rebellion, disloyalty, disobedience, deceitfulness, and self-centeredness are not first outward things, they are first and foremost inward things.

We are easily guilty of thinking that sin begins in the head, but it does not. Sin grows in the head but it is grounded in the heart. Sin blossoms in the head but it begins in the heart. Sin rationalizes itself in the head but it is rooted in the heart. It may be up in the head for a while, but it started down in the heart. (more…)

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