The Painful Side of Parenting

Behavior and Consequences Paul uses a specialized word to describe one essential way that parents should meet the needs of their children (Eph 6:4). This is the Greek word for nurture or discipline, which means “child training.” It focuses…

Episode 121: True Prosperity

Promotional emails and full-color mailers for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other holiday sales are coming your way, and so are the urges to buy more things, a lot more things. But tune in to this special episode with Pastor Thomas Overmiller…

True Prosperity

Promotional emails and full-color mailers for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other holiday sales are coming your way, and so are the urges to buy more things, a lot more things. But step back and inhale a nice, slow, deep breath. Don't let…

Understanding the Mandate (Part 2)

Jesus gave a specific command to fulfill the Great Commission, but he provided no detailed instructions on how to complete it. What methods or means are believers supposed to use to spread the gospel message to all people? Thankfully, the Lord…

Understanding the Mandate (Part 1)

The motto of Faith Baptist Church is "Loving God, Making Disciples." Our love for God as a church is shown by our obedience to Christ's command to make disciples. Our mission as a church is "To demonstrate our love for God in the Queens Borough,…

Biblical Child Training

If you are a Christian parent, you are responsible to eliminate personal behavior in your life that will frustrate and embitter your children over time. Furthermore, you should nourish your children by identifying their needs and meeting those…

Meeting the Needs of Your Children

Bringing Up Your Children When Paul teaches parents to “bring up” their children, he uses a word that means to feed your children. Feeding children certainly includes giving them food, but it means so much more than this. In a more general…

Breaking Bad Parental Patterns

Repeated Aggravation The biblical instructions that parents “don’t provoke” their children to anger are given in the present tense (Eph 6:4). This indicates that bad feelings develop in a child over time as the result of a parent’s…