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“Things I Wish More Older Women Would Teach Younger Women”

Older Women Teaching Younger Women

Older Women Teaching Younger Women Titus 2:3-5 isn’t vague in reference to a God-given responsibility of older women.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
Older women are to be influences of truth, wisdom, and experience in the lives of younger women. This is vitally important in a world wherein lies are constantly fed to women of all ages:
  • “The most important thing about you is your body's size, shape, and color.”
  • “The best way to draw attention to yourself is to flaunt and expose your body.”
  • “Your value is determined by where your body lives, the clothes you put on your body, and the luxuries by which your body is indulged.”
  • “The first remedy for unhappiness is more: square footage, clothes, and luxuries.”
  • “The second remedy for unhappiness is less: weight, responsibility, and expectation.”
In a culture full of lies, older women are to be teachers of what is good and true to younger women:
  • “You are so much more than a body.” (Gen 1:27)
  • “Your body has been given to you that you might glorify God.” (1 Cor 6:19-20)
  • “To live as if your value depends on stuff is to build your life on sand.” (Luke 12:23)
  • “The first key to true joy is MORE… of God.” (Psa 63:1-3)
  • “The second key to true joy is LESS… of self.” (Mark 8:34-37)

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Ladies, You’re Being Lied To

Cashmere Solves Everything

Cashmere Solves Everything As the father of three daughters, I'm not a fan of the lies that are constantly fed to and propagated by women in modern American culture. Give ear to these lies and you will be led to believe:

  • The most important thing about you is your body's size, shape, and color.
  • The best way to draw attention to yourself is to flaunt and expose your body.
  • Your value is determined by where your body lives, the clothes you put on your body, and the luxuries by which your body is indulged.
  • The first remedy for unhappiness is MORE: more square footage, more clothes, more luxuries.
  • The second remedy for unhappiness is LESS: less weight, fewer responsibilities, lower expectations.
Live out these five simple points, and you're well on the pathway to satisfaction and fulfillment.

LIES.

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Around the Web (8/14)

Around the Web

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NEEDED at HOME: A Spirit of Gentleness

I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph 4:1-3)

Annoyances. Frustrations. Disagreements. Misunderstandings. Short tempers.

If you're human, you can relate. And because human homes are made up of human beings, the atmosphere of our homes is sometimes polluted with relational smog. In such moments, the last word on our minds may be "gentleness."

Of the many prophecies Jesus fulfilled, consider this one:

___ He will not quarrel or cry aloud, _____ nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; ___ a bruised reed he will not break, _____ and a smoldering wick he will not quench. (Matt 12:19-20)

Gentleness is a fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23). It is "put on" by those who have dedicated themselves to holiness (Col 3:12). It is a sign of growth in character. The gentle man or woman has left behind childish foolishness (Tit 3:3) and is manifesting maturity in the determination to "speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, to show perfect courtesy toward all people" (Tit 3:2). In other words, gentleness doesn't "come naturally." Gentleness is a choice. The choice to walk in the footsteps of our Savior. Who did not quarrel. Whose voice did not echo in unrighteous anger from across the street. Who did not maliciously break the broken reed or selfishly quench the smoldering wick.

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IT MATTERS! 2013 Youth Lectureship

We’d love to have you join us at Laurel Canyon for a very exciting weekend opportunity. FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th 7:00 PM – Singing SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th 10:00 AM – The Church You Belong to Matters (Jason Hardin) 10:40 AM – ...

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STEP: Scripture Tools for Every Person

From Tyndale House: STEP software is designed especially for teachers and preachers who don’t have access to resources such as Tyndale House Library, which specialises in the biblical text, interpretation, languages and biblical historical background and is a leading research ...

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Lessons in Defeating Sin from Josiah

Lessons in Defeating Sin from JosiahJosiah was only 8 years old when he began to reign in Jerusalem. He was one of the few good kings of Judah, doing what was right in the eyes of the LORD (2 Kings 22:1-2). When he was 26, Josiah told his servants to use money that had been collected from the people to repair the temple (2 Kings 22:3-7). While making the repairs, Hilkiah the high priest found the Book of the Law which had been given by God through Moses to the children of Israel (2 Kings 22:8-10). The Book had apparently been lost or hidden, perhaps during the long reign of wicked King Manasseh--Josiah’s grandfather--who reigned for 55 years in Jerusalem (2 Kings 21:1-18). When Josiah heard the words of the Book of the Law read, he was devastated and ashamed that God’s people had not been obeying God’s will (2 Kings 22:11-13). In 2 Kings 23, Josiah zealously worked to purify the nation of Judah and initiate a spiritual revival. We can still learn a great deal about purity and revival in our own lives by studying Josiah's example. If you’re serious about defeating sin and purging it from your life (23:1-3), then just like Josiah...

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