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Growing Together Through Conflict

GROWING TOGETHER THROUGH CONFLICT by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: How to solve conflicts so that everyone wins. Objective: To teach a theoretical model for conflict-resolution and provide couples with an opportunity to explore its effectiveness through case studies. How to Use This Resource: This program idea can…

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Good News for Modern Marrieds

GOOD NEWS FOR MODERN MARRIEDS Four Evenings of Bible Study and Marital Growth for Couples by Karen Flowers Co-Director, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Outlined below are four evenings of Bible study and marriage enrichment for couples. These provide a starting point for Family Ministries leaders planning marriage strengthening activities at the local church,…

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Divine Design for Sexuality

DIVINE DESIGN FOR SEXUALITY A Seminar on Sexuality From a Biblical Perspective by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: This seminar presents human sexuality as an integral part of human nature, created by God and redeemed by Him through His salvation act in Christ. Through our acceptance of His…

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Parable of the Wonderful Father

Theme: The Heavenly Father looks every day “up the road,” ready to welcome home prodigals. Theme Text: Luke 15:11-24 In the previous parables of lostness, Jesus has told of a lost sheep that was lost unintentionally and a coin lost through carelessness. This parable of the lost son is, by contrast, a wilful lostness, a…

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The Light of God In a Child’s Eye

Theme: The spiritual development of our children is an important part of parenting and is a task of the church. Adults have a positive duty to enable children’s faith in God and to avoid any attitudes or behaviors toward children that would cause them to stumble. Theme Text: Mark 9:36-42 Presentation Notes: Throughout the following…

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If The Twins Could Talk To Us

Theme: The family experiences of Jacob and Esau with their parents, Isaac and Rebekah, offer profound insights for contemporary parents. Theme Text: Genesis 25:27-34; 27:1-46; 28:1-9 Presentation Notes: The notes presented in this section do not constitute a prepared sermon script. The following helps are designed to offer a framework, supportive resources, and illustrations toward…

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I Will Save Your Children

The following excerpts are from the book of poetry entitled Although the Day Is Not Mine to Give, I’ll Show You the Morning Sun , written and illustrated by David Melton (New York: Random House, 1971 by David Melton). The commentary is provided by Karen Flowers. My child, my child, your days of childhood are…

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How to Love a Son of Thunder

Theme: With God’s help we can keep on loving one another in our families even as we pass through difficult periods in our lives together. Theme Text: 1 John 4:7-11 Presentation Notes: The notes presented in this section do not constitute a prepared sermon script. The following helps are designed to offer a framework, supportive…

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A Home Is for Sharing

Theme: The truly Christian home has a faith and experience to share which can help and bless others. Theme Text: Isaiah 39:4 Presentation Notes: Throughout the following outline, numbers in parentheses (1), (2), (3) will indicate items from the section called Sermon Illumination which may be used for illustration. The addition of your personal illustrations…

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Helping Our Youth Catch the Gospel

Theme: Since values are more often caught than taught, we parents and guardians have the wonderful opportunity of helping children and youth to take hold of the gospel by providing an atmosphere of warmth, openness and grace and allowing our young people to witness our own behavior, including our mistakes and our requests for forgiveness.…

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