Parenting IQ: Identity by Abidan Shah, PhD

This weekend, we will be focusing on adolescence. These years are a time of determining one’s identity and questioning the world around them. We’ll be taking a look at some common questions and misconceptions regarding student ministry and be reminded of the importance of reaching our teens. This weekend’s message is titled “PARENTING IQ: IDENTITY.”

Parenting IQ: Influential by Abidan Shah, PhD

This weekend, we will be focusing on the childhood years. Throughout Scripture, the importance of teaching and training children is emphasized. How we lead the children in our lives can help set them up for success and protect them from the influence of the world. This weekend’s message is titled “PARENTING IQ: INFLUENTIAL.”

Parenting IQ: Introduction by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will lay a foundation for our understanding of brain development as a whole. Much more than just parenting, we as believers should work toward a biblical understanding of how our minds grow and mature. This will help us be better parents, mentors, counselors, and followers of God!

Unsearchable by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we continue our study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Paul reminds the believers that the church is essential because it is intended to reveal the wisdom of who God is to the world. We are called to proclaim and make known the character of God and His plan for the world. The title of this weekend’s message is “UNSEARCHABLE.”

Essential by Dr. Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will begin a brand new series in the book of Ephesians. This series will not only show us the importance of the church in our own lives, but how it shapes and molds our family relationships as well. The title of this new series is “ESSENTIAL.” 

Upbringing by Pastor Abidan Shah

This weekend, we will be looking at the relationship between Paul and Timothy. Paul repeatedly refers to Timothy as his son in the faith and makes a point to shape him spiritually, something Timothy’s own father failed to do. The title of this weekend’s message is “UPBRINGING.”

Training Part Two by Pastor Abidan Shah

This weekend’s message is a continuation of “TRAINING” from last weekend. We are continuing to look at God’s design for raising children. This week, we will be looking at Psalm 50. God is commanding believers to not assume they can speak for Him or understand His nature. He is God and their assumptions of His character are insulting and sinful.

Training by Pastor Abidan Shah

The message this weekend is titled “TRAINING.” The book of Proverbs teaches us that we ought to train children in the way they should go. This weekend, we will take a more in-depth look at what that way looks like and how we can teach our children to follow God’s plan for their lives.

Too Old for Time Out by Pastor Abidan Shah

This weekend’s message is titled, “TOO OLD FOR TIME OUT.” When kids are young, it’s so much easier to manage them and guide them. But, when they are older, it is so much harder to do that. They have a mind of their own and many times they do things that are contrary to our will. How should we handle that? This is a very important message for all parents, whether your kids are older or on their way.

Train Up a Child by Pastor Abidan Shah

We will be focusing on the characters of Esau and Jacob. They were both born in the same home but with different bents. Why does that happen? Why is it that kids growing up in the same home turn out so different? This message will help us deal with this question. It will also teach us seek God’s grace in parenting. We desperately need it!

WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL CHILD

Luke 2:51-52 tells us, “Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Here lies the secret to what makes a successful child– “favor with God and men.”

WHEN JESUS GOT INTO TROUBLE

In Luke 2 Jesus remained at the temple instead of going home with his parents. This caused quite a commotion and distress for them. In the end they found Him discussing with leaders and elders at the temple. This account has some powerful implications for our children as well as our lives.

It’s is important to remember that even though Jesus was never disobedient, as a full human being, He learned obedience (Hebrews 5:8).This is very hard for us to understand. Jesus was always fully God but He chose to restrict Himself and be like us. He chose to grow up as a normal human child.

RAISING JESUS – PART 1

Ever wonder what it was like for Joseph and Mary to raise Jesus! They knew that He was the Son of God but at the same time He was fully human. Of course, we immediately think of Him as the perfect child since He was sinless. Who wouldn’t want a child like that! But let’s not forget that Jesus chose to restrict Himself and “learn obedience” (Hebrews 5:8).

As parents, there are some very valuable truths that we can learn about the development of children from the childhood years of Jesus. This series will also teach our children some very important lessons on what it means to be a young boy or girl who pleases God.

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