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Family Friday Links 11.13.15

Jeff HutchingsComment

Here are some of the insightful posts on the web this week: 

John Murchison on the Verge website posted a helpful article on, "How To Tell if Your Child is Ready for Baptism". Murchison states, "Baptism is an important step that a believer in Christ takes to share with the world that they are a Christian. As your children see others get baptized, or read about Jesus getting baptized in their Bibles, they may begin to ask if they can get baptized. While this desire is always an occasion to rejoice, it’s important for parents to discern whether or not a child understands and believes the gospel before saying “yes” to this request."

Desiring God posted an interview with John Piper on Six Ways Parents of Rebellious Children Fight for FaithAn excerpt from the interview Piper says, "What our children need from us most is to see joyful, hopeful, peaceful, obedient, trusting God, resting in God. And the biblical answer to the question — How do we keep trusting God in this and every situation? — is surely given probably most clearly in Romans 10:17: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”.

Andrew and Rachel Wilson posted on Premier Christianity an article on children with special needs. In the post entitled, "When Life Gives You Oranges" Andrew and Rachel say, " Special needs, like the orange, are unexpected. We didn’t plan for them, and we didn’t anticipate them. Because our children are such a beautiful gift, we often feel guilty for even saying this, but we might as well admit that we didn’t want our children to have autism, any more than we wanted them to have Down’s, or cerebral palsy, or whatever else."

Tim Price from Harvest Ministry Resources wrote on, 5 Steps Toward Mission Minded KidsOne of the points that Tim makes is that, "1)  Adults must live a mission focused life and kids will naturally pick up on it.  What does it take for us to live a life of missions?  Have you recently been on a mission trip?  Has your family joined you?  Have you helped with local missions?  Is it your nature to allow for time in your schedule to help and serve? Lead the way!"

What have you been reading online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section to check out.