From Ice to Christ

‘If you’d told me three or four years ago that I’d be on a radio station talking about Jesus, as a member of a bikie gang, I would probably have done very bad things to you.’ So said Mathew Kratiuk, former ice addict and notorious stand-over man in a bikie gang, while being interviewed by …Read More

Vision180 Launch

Green slime. Green balloons. Green streamers. Green jellybeans. Thank you to all our supporters! The Vision180 launch (with all its green fun on November 19) and the encouragement of our listeners has meant so much as we seek to set a God-honouring direction for Australia’s first national 100% Christian youth station. Please pray for this …Read More

Vision helps Youth station relaunch in Samoa

God is moving in the islands with the relaunch of a youth station in Samoa. It’s been a big day here in Apia, Samoa visiting the leadership and team at the YFC christian youth station Radio Laufou (new life) 91.5 FM They have a studio and office on the water front and a big tower ( …Read More

Today's Word For Today reading

Teach Your Children

‘That things will go well for you and your children.’ Deuteronomy 4:40 NCV

As a parent, you’re constantly transmitting your values to your children, so do these:

(1) Let them see you pray. Help them to understand that prayer is how we build a lifelong friendship with God. And they will need His friendship when you’re not around to help them. God said, ‘When they call on Me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honour them.’ (Psalm 91:15 NLT)

(2) Show them what God is like. Your child’s concept of God is formed by you. Whether you’re loving and protective or distant and cold, they will grow up understanding God through the interactions they have with you. Some examples are that God is never too busy to listen, He constantly tells us He loves us, and He is never abusive. Getting the idea?

(3) Help them to see God in others. When kids are encouraged to see God at work in their own lives, they begin to discern Him at work in the lives of others too. When that happens, they will value and respect others and be valued and respected in return. That will help them to be secure and successful in life.

(4) Don’t send them to church; take them. Children need to believe—and belong. Teach them that, just like a limb dies that’s disconnected from a body, we die spiritually unless we are connected to a local church. ‘Belonging’ means they will always have a place to go. The Bible says, ‘Obey His laws… that things will go well for you and your children.’ (Deuteronomy 4:40 NCV) Helping your kids to find the right path is the greatest gift you can give them.

SoulFood: Jam 1–2, Matt 4:12–25, Ps 94:1–11, Pro 10:24–26

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2022

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