Posts in the Family Ministry Category

From Table to Cradle

Posted onDecember 3, 2015 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

How quickly the calendar forces us to move from the Thanksgiving table to a cradle. Candidly, I am saddened with the passing of Thanksgiving Day. There are precious few times and seasons when the giving of thanks is foremost in our minds. Surely family gatherings, food and the seasonal changes surrounding Thanksgiving are both enjoyable and important. But I genuinely believe that in the hearts of many people, especially Christian folks, that around November 26th there are real and significant thoughts that lend to the giving of thanks. That spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving is always accompanied by joy, a positive outlook, a feeling of wholeness and a godlike view of our lives here and hereafter. Thanksgiving,..what a treasured time....Keep Reading

Thinking About Our Children

Posted onOctober 19, 2014 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

As parents, all of us want our children to be well adjusted and well behaved. And yet it is easy to fall into habits of training our children which guarantee just the opposite. Jonathan Fleming Winters suggested some “rules” which, if followed, would unquestionably result in problem children. These have been employed extensively by police departments around the country as examples of what NOT to do with children....Keep Reading

OUR FAMILIES

Posted onOctober 14, 2014 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Never has there been a greater assault on the God-ordained home and family than in our day. There is an increasing attack from every direction against the Christian home. Government, education, entertainment, business, labor – the whole of our society seems to be united in this evil undermining of the home. Divorce is rampant in our day. The problem is really in wrong and poorly conceived marriages. A home begun with the wrong partner will have hard going. Many young people today never really determine to make their marriage work. "Others get out of their marriages by the divorce route, so why not me?" Some folks reason in this manner. The courts, laws, and lawyers, in some cases, even make divorce easy and desirable....Keep Reading

A Father's Imperatives

Posted onJune 15, 2014 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

It is remarkable that God describes Himself as our Heavenly FATHER. This implies He PROVIDES for and LOVES His children. That is the responsibility of Christian fathers: to provide as God provides and to love as God loves. God makes available all our needs both spiritual and material. It is wrong for fathers to think that their responsibility ends with provision of material needs for their children. Any father, who neglects to provide for his children spiritually, not only has failed, but God declares he is worse than a heathen. "If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (1 Timothy 5:8)...Keep Reading

The Book

Posted onSeptember 20, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

2 Timothy 3: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. Like no other book, the Bible is God's sole written revelation to all humanity and is the final authority in all matters of faith. It is inspired by God and without error ....Keep Reading