Parental Affirmation

Children need parents to warn them against wrong behavior and to provide them with consequences when they make wrong choices. But they need more than warnings and consequences related to bad behavior. They also need parents to encourage good…

God is Holy, People are Sinful

If the person you are witnessing to has agreed to let you share the gospel, you have a wide-open door of opportunity. You want to take advantage of it by sharing the gospel thoroughly and clearly. In your presentation, there are four key points…

The Priority of Obedience

Hearing and Doing The word obey means doing something in response to hearing something (Eph 6:1; Col 3:20). More specifically, it means to hear what you are told to do and do it. In the most literal sense, the word is a combination of two words,…

Family Life Focus Review

Lesson 1: Viewing Family with the Right Perspective Both family and church serve an important purpose in God’s plan for the world. As such, they are not competing institutions. For the complete lesson, click here. Lesson 2: The Power of…

Guiding the Conversation

You can present the gospel to unbelievers in a variety of ways. The Bible does not give one specific presentation. Jesus in the Gospel of John gave two different presentations to two different people (John 3 and 4). The apostles did not always…

Understanding the Message

Now that you understand Christ’s command to share the gospel, we can explore the content of the message you are sharing. "Gospel" simply means "good news." In Greek, a “gospel-giver” was someone who brought news of a military or political…

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…

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…