Let's take a look at what the book of Ephesians has to say about your place in the workplace.
Thankfully, God has graciously given us the means to defend ourselves against the attacks of the Evil One, a topic Paul raised near the end of his letter to the Ephesians.
Boot camp isn’t supposed to be easy, it’s meant to prepare people to defend their country against the enemy. It has the built-in ingredients to make you strong. There’s a sort of spiritual boot camp believers go through. It’s not easy, but God is using it ultimately for good.
When we come to a passage such as Ephesians 6:13-20, our tendency is to think that we need to be strong in ourselves.
In the final verses of the Apostle Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he provides four guidelines for finishing well.
Your child needs you to help know who he is. Parents, spend more time affirming and encouraging your child for what he does right than for disciplining and correcting for what he does wrong. Children get security from their parents to know who they are, to like who they are, and to be who they are.
Children need the loving limits of guidelines and boundaries, that’s why discipline is so important. Discipline tells children their parents love them too much to let them rebel.
Dads, what will your legacy be? It’s never too late to make positive changes. Your godly influence will impact your family for generations to come.
No one’s upbringing was perfect, least of all Chuck Swindoll’s. His childhood reminiscing has some good lessons for parents.
Many of us have the right motives, but we just don’t know how to reprove one another the way God intended. In this message, let’s seek to understand the value and process of speaking the truth in love so we might gain—and share, especially with our children—the helpful insight that can remove blind spots and bring about needed change.