Family Friday Links 12.29.17 New Years Edition


David Murray at the Head, Heart, and Hand blog. Encourages Parents to help their children read the Bible in the new year. He gives some great reasons how we can help kids read their Bibles in 2018. Murray states, "We want our children to read their Bibles, not as a way of salvation, but as a way of them learning about salvation. Reading the Bible will not save them but discovering Christ and his grace in the Bible will. That’s why we should always be encouraging them to ask two simple questions of every passage: “What does this teach me about God?” and, “What does this teach me about salvation?” Here is a link to David Murray's Bible Reading Plan for Kids

This week I came across a 2-part post Jill Nelson had from earlier in 2017 reposted this week about what you should do if your child doesn't want to go to church.  Jill writes, "While we have influence and responsibility, we don’t have control over our child. We can teach our child the Scriptures, but we can’t be the Holy Spirit in our child’s life. We can confront sinful patterns that need to change, but we can’t generate spiritual life that leads to lasting change. Only the Spirit can do that.What we can do is pray for and parent our child the best we know how. We can keep trusting God to do what we cannot"

Tim Parlier wrote an article on the Saturate Blog about reaching the Epic generation. As he writes about the Epic generation he sets a foundation about a context for sharing the gospel for any generation. Tim writes, "If you’re serious about building a church family that represents all age groups, you’d be well-advised to consider the significant differences and expectations each of these generations have when entering relationships and how the gospel is applied to each of them (that may be another article). " How well do you understand the Epic generation? 

If you got a new android or iOS and are looking for a new app for kids I would encourage you to check out Lightgliders. They also have a blog for Parents. This week their blog was on Love. The blog says, "We are talking about the fifth and final Lightglider value this week, the value of love. Love is significant because it motivates everything we do both inside and outside Lightglider Academy. God wants us to live knowing that we are loved. The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross is the proof that God loves us. If we live truly knowing that we are loved, we can love. We can love God. We can love others. We can love ourselves. An important question to always be asking is "What does love look like here?" Lightgliders look for ways to be a sample of love wherever they go." This is also followed with some conversation starters for parents. You should check out lightgliders for your kids!

Leave in the comments what you have been reading this week?