This article is not about child rearing, per se. The spiritual condition of your physical children is not its focus. Instead, please consider spiritual children in the light of 1Corinthians 4:15 where Paul wrote, “For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.” This is precisely the meaning intended.
God is love, therefore being godly (and Christ-like) means that we must become like Him in this regard. We must learn to love like God in order to be His children. 1John 4:9-11 is used as the primary text in this PowerPoint presentation to not only show us how God loves, but why we must also.
This PowerPoint presentation considers what true "contentment" is and isn't, as well as what the real "sources of contentement" are and aren't. It does so by examining manifestations of our attitudes toward physical and spiritual "things."
There seems to be a growing disappointment manifested by “older folks” (pre, present, and some post “Baby Boomers”) toward “younger folks” (whatever Generation name is utilized- X, Y, Z, Millennial, etc.) First, let’s all admit the truth of the old axiom about acorns, or nuts as the case may be, not falling very far from the tree. Whatever faults of character or tendencies that the “younger generation” manifests are surely the product of the influences of us “older” folks. Whether genetically or environmentally, we were the trees that produced the acorns!