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Discovery Park :: 09/10/2017

The following are family resources from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Crestview, Florida designed to help adults continue the conversation of faith at home with their children. Each week, you will find new content that reinforces the things your kids have learned at church. Also, be sure to check out and “follow” the Discovery Park Facebook page for daily posts.

WHAT WE’RE TEACHING

 

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be strong.

Esther • Esther 2:2–8:17

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Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

 

NEWS:

On Wednesday nights this fall, come join us in Discovery Park for a lesson with Boz the Bear.

From the Parent Cue Blog:

HOLDING THE LINE IN PARENTING

By Terry Scalzitti


One of my favorite movie scenes comes from Braveheart. William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, is standing with a small army of Scottish warriors staring in the face of a charging English Cavalry. Do you remember the scene? As the horses are charging straight at Wallace and his band of brothers, he yells out one word.  “Hold”. . .”Hold”. . .“HOLD”. . .

You can see the intensity and fear in the eyes of the Scottish troops.  Some of the troops want to break the line and run. . . The battle is too great. . . The situation is too much to handle. But Wallace knows that if they hold this line until the right moment, they will ultimately win the war.

As crazy as it might sound, in some ways this scene reminds me of what it’s like to parent a child who is edging across the line of obedience. While we may not exactly be fighting alongside our children for the future of the Scottish Highlands, we arefighting for the future of our kids.

Training a child in discipline and obedience requires some of what the Scottish army had that day. Here are three things we need to avoid when we are trying to hold the line with our kids:

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