In His Presence Family Connection March 23

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Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

Today’s Post…

Read Psalm 19:14

  • Why is it important to watch what you say? Who should we be aiming to please?
  • Do you tear down or build up with your words?
  • What does it say about your heart when you speak negatively toward someone?  Are you putting that person before yourself?  Why is that wrong?

Watch this short video from the Skit Guys. (Christian sketch comedy group)

http://skitguys.com/blog/post/taming-the-tonguehttp://skitguys.com/blog/post/taming-the-tongue

You may choose to also read James 3.

In His Presence Family Connection March 21

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Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

Today’s Post…

Samaritan Purse’s March update came in the mail today and it was so good.  There were several lines I highlighted:

  • We run to the fire – we don’t run away from it.
  • “They [ISIS] told us to never trust Christians – that you should die.  Now I know that these were lies.  You have helped me, and I love you.” [Words of a young man being treated in a field hospital in northern Iraq after being targeted and paralyzed by an ISIS drone]
  • “Your words are bringing peace to my heart.” [Words told to a nurse treating a 6 year old who had been brought to the field hospital after being wounded by explosives hidden in a park in Iraq.]

Christians are making a difference around the world.

Talking points:

  • Why is it so important to go and serve others?
  • How can this make an eternal difference?
  • Is there something the Lord has put on your heart to do/go?
  • Pray for Samaritan’s purse and the field hospitals they have set up around the world-including Africa and Northern Iraq.

Visit Samaritan’s Purse for more information to share with your family.

Also, be sure to get your tickets for Facing Darkness; showing in select theaters March 30.

 

 

 

 

 

In His Presence Family Connection March 20

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Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

Watch this video clip from Sadie Robertson (8 minutes).  I think your older children will especially enjoy this.

Talking Points:

  • What does the 2 Cor. 12:10 mean when it says “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
  • Are there areas you feel weak in right now.  (Parents, set an example by opening up and your children will be more open to do the same.)
  • How can we be fearless? (we are children of the one, true King)
  • Pray for your family to believe that God delights in them.  Pray for others to know that as well.

In His Presence Family Connection March 17

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Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc. On Fridays, I usually post a movie suggestion.

Today’s Post…

Watch the movie “Saint Patrick-The Irish Legend.”  You can rent it from Amazon here.

Here’s the Dove review.

(Note-I have not watched this movie yet, so preview it before showing to your family.)

Talking Points:

  • Read Matthew 26:36-46.
  • Ask, Are we being lazy about things Jesus has asked us to do?
  • In what ways was Saint Patrick an example of not letting comfort be an idol.

 

 

In His Presence Family Connection March 13

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Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc. It will never take more than 20 minutes for you to do.  Twenty minutes will allow your tots to hang in there and and your teens to stick around.  Be sure to subscribe to get the daily post delivered to your Inbox.

Today’s Post…

Read James 4:1-10

Talking Points:

  • Discuss loving the Lord verses loving the world.  Why can’ t you do both?
  • Does reading verse 6 make you desire to be humble? (Discuss what humility is for younger children)
  • What does it mean to submit (verse 7)?
  • What does it mean to resist (verse 7)?
  • What happens when we resist the devil (verse7)?
  • How can you draw near to God (verse 8)?
  • How can you cleanse your hands & purify your heart (verse 8)?
  • Do you think people today mourn and weep over the sin in this country?  Do you feel this kind of sorry when you sin?
  • We should submit our time, thoughts, energy, money and attitudes to the Lord.  Discuss. (this list is from my pastor’s sermon yesterday)

In His Presence Family Connection March 10

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Today’s Post…

Watch the trailer for the upcoming movie Facing Darkness.  Plan to go, as a family, to see this one night only movie on March 30.

NOTE:  This movie may not be for small children since there will be actual footage of people very sick with ebola.  Use your best judgment.

Tonight, watch this video from showing Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife sharing their testimony.  (55 minutes)

(The video the speaker mentions showing Dr. Kent getting out of the ambulance can be seen here.)

 

 

In His Presence Family Connection March 9

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Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc. It will never take more than 20 minutes for you to do.  Twenty minutes will allow your tots to hang in there and and your teens to stick around.  Be sure to subscribe to get the daily post delivered to your Inbox.

Today’s Post…

Tuesday’s post included a video of Frank Abagnale.  Watch the last half of the video tonight.

Click here for the video.

Talking Points:

  • Frank Abagnale was sorry for his crimes.  After spending time in jail, he began to work for the FBI, helping fight against fraud.  He never accepted pay for this.  Do you think this helped people to know he was truly sorry?
  • When you do something wrong, and you tell someone you are sorry, are there other ways you can show them that you mean it?  Discuss examples.
  • We should make a habit of asking God to forgive any sins we’ve done daily.  We should try not to do those things again.

Read Psalm 103:11-12

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us.”