Washington and Colorado have recently legalized marijuana use for adults over age 21. Some might see this as a progressive step forward, but in truth, it's a major buzzkill for teenagers.
God's Hobby is our complete and total restoration. He is in the business of putting us back together to function in our original purpose.
The early followers of Christ were constantly sacrificing to express Jesus' love. This is our heritage.
Hollywood has been consistently bombarding us with their idea of love… for too long.
It has been stated that 98 percent of people are followers; 2 percent are the shapers of culture.
It could not be more revealing: What you spend your money on reflects what you think is important.
"Ron, how do I get through to a Goth-dressing, Satan-worshiping cynical teen?" Well, I recently had the opportunity to do that when his parents sent him to me for the summer to "fix" him.
As parents we start off as the authority figure and holder of their hearts. The change in ownership is not dramatic, but subtle.
And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
Many of us have suffered from the illusion that simply earning extra money to give our family more stuff is what will help them.
Despite all of our best intentions as parents, too many of us have adopted the TV and other technologies as a convenient distraction
"My kid just won't talk! Every time I ask him a question, he just gives me the same answer: 'I dunno'!" Does conversation with your teenager sound like that?
Many of us have seen our kids pick up things at school that we don't particularly like.
A man knocks on your door. As soon as you answer, you recognize him from the posters around town. He's a known thief and sexual predator of young girls who has just escaped from prison.
We hear Joel 2:28 in church and think about how revival needs to come to the younger generation.
Did you know that it has been said that approximately 98% of our population are the followers of culture and only 2% are the shapers of culture.