Family

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Preparing the Whole Family for Sunday

by Duane Smith

Sunday mornings can be tough.  Many families find that waking up following a busy Saturday, which may have ended late, to be a task so difficult that skipping church seems preferable. Here are some helpful suggestions from Karen Wilk for preparing as a family for corporate worship so that each member feels welcome and involved. Begin […]

ADVENT

by Josh Marlowe

At the beginning of the service yesterday (Dec 6) I mentioned there were several great free resources available for Advent. I encourage you to consider some of the following resources to help you prepare for the celebration of Christmas. Why participate in or begin Advent traditions for yourself or family? “Advent is for adoring Jesus. […]

March Prayer Emphasis – Family

by Josh Marlowe

It should not be a surprise that the family is under attack. A family that is living in obedience to God’s Word has tremendous potential to reveal God’s love, care, unity, reconciliation, forgiveness, joy, and so much more! This month we will be praying for: marriages (March 4) parents (March 11) widows (March 18) singles […]

Christmas Resources

by Josh Marlowe

Thanksgiving is just a couple days away and soon it will be December. Then we blink and Christmas will be here! We have some resources to help the people of SCBC keep Christ an important and central part of all things Christmas. We know that with all the activities and business of the holidays, it […]

Questions for Orphan Sunday

by Josh Marlowe

We are looking forward to having Andrew Brunk with us this Sunday. Andrew works with Bethany Christian Services, which exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to vulnerable children and families around the world.    How can you prepare for Orphan Sunday?   Please take some time to consider the questions below: Why does God love […]

Orphan Sunday – August 3rd

by Josh Marlowe

I hope that you are looking forward to orphan Sunday at SCBC. I encourage you to consider the following post by Paul Trip. This is a shared post – the original blog post (dated July 14, 2014) can be found here.   EXERCISING INFLUENCE I don’t know about you, but there are times when I’ve […]

10 Promises for Parents

by Duane Smith

by Kevin Deyoung You probably have a book mark somewhere with promises to pray for your children. You probably have good kid verses on your refrigerator about obedience and kindness and sharing with others. You probably have a few standby verses you share with the little ones when they start to get defiant and lippy. […]

6 Deadly Enemies of Marriage

by Duane Smith

The following post is by Tim Challies and originally appeared at www.challies.com Marriage is under attack. Marriage has always been under attack. The world, the flesh and the devil are all adamantly opposed to marriage, and especially to marriages that are distinctly Christian. Marriage, after all, is given by God to strengthen his people and […]