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Does This Offend You?

Have you ever been followed? I don’t have any clear memories of somebody following me. But I do know what it feels like to have a car driving behind me for a while, turn after turn, as though I were being followed. Now it never turns out to…

Episode 87: Teacher Interview with David Bennett

What does it mean to make disciples and to mentor Christians? Have you ever been mentored in your Christian life? Are you effectively mentoring others? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he asks David Bennett important questions like this. The…

Gospel Conversations

Three Case Studies 1. Kent and Monica Walters at the Grocery Store Checkout Kent and Monica Walters spent an hour shopping for groceries on a Friday night. It was the end of a busy work week, and they were eager to get home for some supper…

Episode 76: Including Your Children

Are you neglecting this important part of parenting? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to discover an important aspect of raising children who are capable and confident in fulfilling their responsibilities in life. It's never too late to begin…

Including Your Children

Parenting is an Apprenticeship Are you neglecting an important part of parenting? Here's what I mean. You see, I'm a perfectionist, which means that I have a specific way of doing things. To ensure that things get done the way I them, I do…

Born Again at Two Years Old

In a recent post, I emphasized the importance of encouraging children to cultivate a personal walk with God. In the opening lines, I mentioned in passing that I was born again at 2 years old. One reader expressed doubts about this statement,…

Episode 71: Children in the Worship Service

It is very appropriate for children to participate in the worship service of a church, singing the songs, hearing the preaching and responding to God with the rest of us. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider what the Bible teaches about…

Episode 70: Teaching Like Jesus

Since every Christian is a teacher, every Christian should learn to teach Bible truth effectively (Matt. 28:19-20). And since Jesus was a teacher from God (John 3:2), we should give serious attention to His teaching methods, as well as His…

Children in the Worship Service

Sometimes people ask me why we include children in our Sunday morning worship service, rather than send them to a separate program. The reason is a biblical one. It appears that children participated in the corporate worship of the churches…

Teaching that Connects

Since every Christian is a teacher, every Christian should learn to teach Bible truth effectively (Matt. 28:19-20). And since Jesus was a teacher from God (John 3:2), we should give serious attention to His teaching methods, as well as His…