Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Trusting God in the Darkness

The thinking often goes like this – if there were a God, not only could He stop the suffering, He would want to stop it. Since there is still suffering, then the God of the Bible must not exist. However, for many followers of Jesus, it’s not an issue of God’s existence, rather it’s an issue of God’s goodness and greatness. If God is great, He would do something, and if God were good then He would want to do something. As a…

Family Ministry Resources (Summer 2021)

The purpose of our family ministries is to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and pursue God with their whole heart.   Here are a few notable resources to consider for your family over the next few months. The following recommendations are all about answering the tough questions about God, the Bible, life, and why we believe what we believe. Be sure to check out our other recommended resources…

What Is A Healthy Church Member?

This last Sunday, we saw in Romans 12 that a life shaped by the mercies of God is first and foremost corporately shaped, and apart from a committed connection to a Christian community, we will never rightly live out a sacrificial transformed devotion to God. Remember, when you came to faith in Jesus, God graciously gave you the capacity to function well as a member of a body (Romans 12:3-5). This means we have to rethink what church and church…

Family Ministry Resources (Spring 2021)

The purpose of our family ministries is to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and pursue God with their whole heart.   Here are a few notable resources to consider for your family over the next few months. Be sure to check out our other recommended resources for families. FOR THE PARENTS The Disciple-Making Parent: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Raising Your Children to Love and Follow Jesus Christ Have you ever…

Easter and Evangelism

This Easter, we are encouraging every member of LBC to once again remember our privilege and opportunity to speak the good news of Jesus to this world! So here’s the challenge … challenge to the Church Following our gathering this Sunday, you will find a free book, The Case for Easter, in one of the main hallways. Plan to pick up a copy, read it, and think through it for yourself. Then, after you have read it, plan to give it to…

Living Life Backward

How does one actually live life backward? The idea is that you take the one thing in your future that is certain – death – and you let that reality inform everything about your life now. In other words, to live life backward is to live with the end in mind. While that may sound like a morbid approach to living, the Bible reveals that it’s the only way anyone can begin to live life joyfully. As David Gibson states,…

Family Ministry Resources (Winter 2021)

The purpose of our family ministries is to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and pursue God with their whole heart.   Here are a few notable resources to consider for your family over the next few months. Click here to see our previous Family Ministry Resources recommendations. FOR THE PARENTS Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children,…

Family Ministry Resources

We’ve stated that LBC’s ministry to children and families exists to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and to pursue God with their whole heart. It’s easy for parents to “delegate” their responsibilities to teach and train their children to the structured programs of the local church. However, we are convinced that the discipling center for children is the home! Dads and moms are the ones that are called to tell…
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