Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 11 (Indiana Jones Parenting? Or Not?)

By admin On March 30th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 11

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Indiana Jones Parenting? Or Not?

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The following excerpt from a Internet web article, made the charge that Christianity is boring, unless combined with sending our children on a quest around the countryside and the world, to get a taste of “real-life” adventures…

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Listen to this excerpt… “Our kids are bored with the story we are helping them write. The religious interactions we provide are often times cliché, the means of learning trite, and the Bible we present has no more depth than the felt board Bible Studies presented in Sunday school. So how do we change? How can we help our children write a better story that will draw them closer to God’s heart?”

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Now, the author of this article goes on to use the movie, “Indiana Jones”, as a model which we could use, when bringing up our children.

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In other words, just as Indiana Jones, an otherwise stuffy college professor, combined his ivy-covered classroom lectures, by doubling as a real-life adventurist and soldier of fortune.

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He didn’t just teach by boring books, but actually lived a life of real-life adventures out there in the big wide world!

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Raiders of the Lost Ark – Wikipedia – Fair-use Rationale

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A LIVING, ACTIVE FAITH

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Homeschoolers_playing_Dutch_Blitz_at_picnic_gathering.jpg

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While this website agrees to a certain extent with the author’s premise that kids need to see a living, active religion of faith in their lives, there is little agreement that real-life Christianity must be combined with some sort of Indiana Jones thrill-seeking adventurism all across the globe.

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Reading in this article about this parent who wants to write his child’s story, by taking the child to different places around the country (and around the world), is somewhat in contrast to the rather mundane upbringing which resulted in the most wonderful story ever written on the heart of a child.

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Homeschoolers playing Dutch Blitz at picnic gathering – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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THE MOST WONDERFUL STORY EVER WRITTEN!

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Yes, the most wonderful story ever written, was written upon the heart of a boy who had a rather boring upbringing: well, boring by the standards of the author of that critical Internet article.

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And so, what child’s heart had written upon it, the most wonderful story ever written?

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Of course, that heart belonged to the child, Jesus! And this most wonderful story was written on the heart of a boy who was merely the product of lowly home-schooling!

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3 YEARLY RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS

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And contrary to the exciting life of Indiana Jones, the Parents of Jesus never traveled much more than 70 miles at any one time!

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Rather, the most exciting experience for Jesus the boy, were the thrice-yearly religious festivals in Jerusalem, to which his parents always took Him.

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Yes, there were great companies of Israelites traveling there on foot, with their families, as they joined in together in songs and in laughter, and in joyful Christian fellowship, occasionally stopping along the way, to break bread.

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FAMILY WORSHIPS & HELPING FATHER

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Beside this, the parents of Jesus gathered their children around the family altar each morning and evening to read, pray and sing (Of course, Jesus spent a lot of time on his own, reading the Bible and praying.)

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And other than that, Jesus began working early on, in his father’s carpentry trade.

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Not exactly your Indiana Jones experience!

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Jesus the Carpenters Son-by-www.lavistachurchofchrist.org US public-domain.jpg

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A SHELTERED HOME-LIFE

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And the parents of course, sheltered themselves, but also sheltered Jesus, as far as possible from evil influences which Satan attempted to poison their household with.

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Yes, it’s a big wide world out there! But Satan is its ruler of it! (see 2nd Corinthians 4;4)

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And you can just imagine how hard Satan tried, on a daily basis, to penetrate that holy bulwark surrounding the home of Jesus!

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But by sincere prayer and personal consecration to God, Joseph and Mary, Jesus’ two earthly role-models, kept those walls around their home as solid as they possibly could against the attacks of the enemy!

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Jesus the Carpenters Son-by-www.lavistachurchofchrist.org US public-domain.jpg

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HIS STORY

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The author of the article in question somehow doesn’t think the rather mundanehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpg Christian home-life is a sufficient experience for a child.

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But as the Bible records, it sure worked for Jesus!

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And there has never been a more wonderful story ever written, than His story!

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me and my Spouse the same grace to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Such a blessing is all that any Christian parent could ever hope for…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology””, or you can also read this shorter article… “MARCH 21 (The City of Morality, Part 2: Raising Children) “ 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOOSING THE BANDS OF ORION 

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God spoke several times of Orion, in Scripture. His question to Job was a very mystifying question, to say the least… “Canst thou…loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31. Such a strange question, indeed! How could a constellation have its bands loosed, much less, even have bands? Puzzling, puzzling!

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But now, He is revealing this bright and beautiful constellation in a way that has never before been seen. God Himself is loosing Orion’s bands, as He is just now unraveling this age-old mystery. And we are beginning to understand that this most infamous of all constellations is nothing less than a remarkable metaphor concerning Jesus.   

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky. And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices. From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’, and ‘Orion the Archer’, and ‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena”

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TOMORROW…

“May 12 (The Answer To Every Question)”

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