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    strong as the communication between you and Him Jesus told us to pray Luke 18 1 says Then He spoke a parable to them that men always ought to pray and not lose heart Prayer is God s appointed way of obtaining things James 4 2 says You do not have because you do not ask Prayer is the way by which God helps us to overcome our anxiety and worry Philippians 4 6 says Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus Prayer is one of the ways we make ourselves ready for the return of Jesus Christ Luke 21 34 36 says But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing drunkenness and cares of this life and that Day come on you unexpectedly For it will be as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth Watch therefore and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to

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    given gifts and abilities and spiritual leadership that will help keep believers accountable This is where fellowship happens In the book of Hebrews it says Let us not neglect our meeting together as some do but encourage each other especially now that the day of his return is drawing near Hebrews 10 24 25 A model for the modern day church can be found in the book of Acts which describes the early days of the church The Bible has plenty to say about the characteristics of a healthy vibrant church Acts 2 42 44 47 In any Biblically sound God centered church the Bible is held as the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word of God 2 Timothy 3 16 God is taught as existing eternally in three persons Father Son and Holy Spirit John 14 26 Matthew 28 18 19 salvation is taught as a free gift of God to all who will repent of their sins and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God John 14 6 Ephesians 2 8 9 The church that is right for you will be a place where you

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    is shown by his disciplining them as needed to keep them on a path of wisdom and righteousness This is to be modelled by the dad who has God as his Father and who gladly received instruction and correction from God and other authorities whom God has placed over him Government church Therefore a godly father models submission to authority and the welcoming of correction from God in his own life All of this is the essence of love discipline leads us to repentance and back to God and life Practically this means that a good father lives out the gospel every day in fellowship with God and his children and that he knows what to do with sin in the life of his child because he has been dealing with his own sin first 2 Protect your kids by fearing God Proverbs 14 26 says In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence and his children will have a refuge Sadly our world is not a very safe place for children Statistics show that neglect abuse and brokenness in homes are far too prevalent but God says that the safest place for a child is with the dad who fears the Lord Men who fear God take God s wisdom and use their strength to create a place of protection and provision in their homes so that their wives and children can live freely and happily under their care Practically this means that a godly father does not allow his children to be unsupervised in the homes of people he does not know he is very careful to oversee any dating done by his daughters and goes to great lengths to ensure that safety is pursued in everything from where the family lives to who they are in close friendship with and who they welcome into their home 3 Be a man for your kids and live righteously Proverbs 20 7 says The righteous walks in his integrity blessed are his children after him Similarly Paul tells the Corinthians that when he was a boy he acted like one but when he became a man he put childish ways behind him 1 Corinthians 13 11 It is imperative that Christian dads repent of their childish ways laziness lust whining drunkenness juvenile antics neglect of family to pursue hobbies foolish spending and so on because their sins and selfishness affect the lives of their children and grandchildren A godly father should aspire to live in such a way as to be a righteous example to his children which produces a path of blessing that children can follow in as their dad faithfully provides that leadership 4 Work hard for your family Lazy fathers are disobedient to God yet desire to have children who are obedient to them Such dads may speak good wisdom but it is overshadowed by the loudness of the foolish hypocrisy in their own lives Proverbs 26 7 stands as a warning to such men

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    1 Pray for our children constantly Our responsibility to pray for our children does not end at their dedication It continues until the day the child commits his her own life to the Lord Job 1 51 and beyond Praying for our children and their needs and inviting them to pray with us should become a daily practice 2 Teach them the ways of the Lord Ephesians 6 4 and Proverbs 22 6 teach us that we need to bring our children up in the way of the Lord Apart from the obvious forms of instruction which involves bringing our children to Children s or Youth Ministry personal day to day instruction is needed to help our children understand how to view moral and ethical decisions from God s perspective If we instruct our children in God s way while they are young these lessons will develop godly character in them 3 Be a living example of Christ to them The number one witness to our children is the godly example set by our own lives Therefore we must continually examine ourselves and our witness to our children Proverbs 20 7 says The righteous man leads a blameless life blessed are his children after him The main reason for the blessed state of this man s children is that they have someone to look up to and use as an example from which to model their own behaviour So we must strive to be that example to our own children even as Christ is our example We believe the best way to assure that you are that witness is through a disciplined life of studying the Bible prayer fellowship and serving As you do this your life will reflect the very character of God more and more each day and

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    God sin death and suffering became an inevitable part of life Romans 5 12 states When Adam sinned sin entered the entire human race Adam s sin brought death so death spread to everyone for everyone sinned NLT The evil in this world is a result of that original sin You may say Wait a minute I didn t choose to sin Adam did Yet the Bible teaches that we all have sinned Romans 3 23 We are not sinners because we sin we sin because we are sinners We have a natural bent in us to do what is wrong James 4 1 says that there is a whole army of evil desires at war within you At the same time God gave us absolutes to live our lives by standards that are found in the Bible When we make choices that are contrary to those absolutes and standards evil is the result C S Lewis put this question in proper perspective He observed that it is idle for us to speculate about the origin of evil The problem we all face is the fact of evil The only solution to the fact of evil is God s solution Jesus Christ Paul Little How to Give Away Your Faith Downers Grove InterVarsity Press 1966 p 72 Once you surrender your life to Jesus Christ you enter into the master plan that God has for you For that reason you can be assured of the promise in His Word that everything works together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them Romans 8 28 NLT Sometimes what appears horribly evil and tragic can result in something good Consider Joseph s assessment of his brother s wicked act of selling him into

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    That If A Person Does Not Believe In Jesus Christ They Are Going To Hell Jesus Christ Himself said I am the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through me John 14 6 NKJV If humankind could have reached God any other way Jesus would not have had to die His voluntary death on the cross makes this fact even more compelling

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    his or her beliefs won t he or she get to heaven If you allow that all beliefs are true then by what standards do you live All belief systems cannot be true because they cancel each other out If you take time to look at what each religion teaches you ll find that only Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ

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    The Gospel How to know god Next Steps Christian Living Other Questions Common Questions How Can A God Of Love Send Someone To Hell God doesn t send anyone to hell It was never His design to send people to hell It breaks the heart of God to see people made in His image make the deliberate choice to go to hell Hell was not made for people it was made for the angelic being Satan who rebelled against God In Matthew 25 41 Jesus says the everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his angels Scripture also teaches God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance 2 Peter 3 9 That is why God sent Jesus to die on the cross in our place to bridge the gap between sinful people and a Holy God The gates of hell are locked from the inside If you end up in hell you will practically have to climb over Jesus to get there Christians are not superior to any other person A person who believes Jesus Christ is the only Son of God and proclaims that truth is just one beggar telling another

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