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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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Families Who Foster Faith

Theme: Scripture reveals the paramount importance of the family in transmitting spiritual values from generation to generation. Theme Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-25; Matthew 22:37-38 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…

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Walking Down Memory Lane For Family Revival

WALKING DOWN MEMORY LANE FOR FAMILY REVIVAL by Waveney Martinborough Director, Department of Family Ministries, Inter-American Division Theme: Family revival is born of telling and retelling our stories of God’s workings in our lives and in our families. Theme Text: Is. 12:1-6 How many of you have ever gone down memory lane? A place, a…

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Transitions and Traditions

TRANSITIONS AND TRADITIONS by Gaspar Colon Co-Director, Family Ministries Euro-Asia Division Theme: Dramatic changes in the lives of God’s people were often marked by celebrations. These celebrations frequently became traditions that kept memories alive and helped change to be viewed positively as part of growth and progress toward God’s goals for His people. Theme Text:…

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A Time For Turning

A TIME FOR TURNING by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Within the heart-turning, family-strengthening Elijah message for our time there is a hopeful, redemptive message for those who have departed from the values of God’s word. Theme Text: 1 Kings 18:20-45; 1 Kings 17:17-24; Luke 15:11-32 Presentation Notes:…

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