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Yesterday was week #5 of our "Seasons" parenting series ("Guiding Kids through the Seasons of Life.")  The message is online here.

Our topic was "High Wind Advisory: Developing Inner Character."  We walked through 4 of the many types of "winds" the Bible says that every child/person needs to learn to face .

Here are a few thoughts:

  • The Danger — The Bible says parents need to give their kids stability because they WILL be blown around by the "high winds" of doctrine/teachings (Ephesians 4:14).
  • The Solution — I referenced the need to help children develop strong "roots" to defend against the winds.  The verse I referenced was Ephesians 3:17.  A bonus verse on being "rooted" is Colossians 2:6-7.
  • The British — One of our British members told me that references to "wind" across the pond imply someone "breaking wind."  Needless to say, they had a hard time focusing.  I kept saying their kids would be blown away by high speed winds, and all over my wall were notes I made about various types of "winds."  🙂
  • The Science — I said that, given enough time, science will eventually catch up to the Bible.  Beyond our reference to Job 38:24, check out Job 36:29 for a reference to the ambient "white noise" found in outer space & Job 38:19 for a reference to the fact that light is a wave which dwells on a path.
  • Amos 4 — Anyone else notice that it was the 2nd week in a row we cross-referenced to Amos 4.  That’s gotta be a 1st for me.