Discipling Our Children

A few weeks ago, our associate minister Rich Shipe (@Christy Farris Shipe) stood in for our minister who was on vacation.  I enjoyed the sermon very much, was challenged by it and wanted to share it with you.  A funny thing happened right at the start.  I was a little startled by the fact that the passage was in the Psalms and Rich either commented right up front or I read the sermon title and I could not believe that he could find anything in the Psalms regarding discipleship of our family.  So, I popped up my iPhone LOGOS app and read the entire chapter up front just to see if I agreed or if this particular sermon was going to be a passage taken out of context.

While I was still reading, Rich made a comment about hoping we hadn’t already zoned out on our iPhones checking the local news already.  I shrunk down in my chair and my Mom sitting next to me nearly laughed out loud!  It was a very funny moment and yet I knew right then that this sermon was going to speak straight to my heart — even if I did later start to nod off for just a few seconds…  I still listened, uploaded it to my computer and listened again, talked to my kids about it, and every time I am tempted to just sink deeper into my chair and ignore my children and their arguments or spiritual needs I remember this sermon.  Good job Rich!

Here is the link so you can see (hear) for yourself.


Amy Blevins
Amy lives with her husband and six beautiful children in Southern California. Besides blogging, Amy enjoys homeschooling, hiking, reading, singing, teaching, and serving Jesus above all. Welcome.
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