The Christian’s Biblical Responsibility to Teach Their Children God’s Wisdom.

This week I begin a series that addresses Christian parent’s responsibility to educate their children.  I speak with some life experience, having two children and five grandchildren.  My wife Terry and I became Christians in 1977 when I was 35.  In 1995, I joined the Board of Caldwell (Classical, Christian, Community) Academy (CCCA) in Greensboro, NC, one year after its founding and served for three years.  During that time Caldwell moved to a permanent facility and we saw the student body more than double.  Leaving the board in 2001, I taught at CCCA for three years before beginning teaching at the Community College level where I still teach today.  You can see Caldwell CCC Academy today at http://www.caldwellacademy.org/about-us/

If God gave you children, then he also gives you responsibility for their instruction.  As a parent, one of your PRIMARY responsibilities is your children’s education. Before you can begin teaching your children, you must learn God’s wisdom yourself from the primary source, the Bible.  Since we are God’s creation we must understand the nature and character of God.  This gaining of wisdom is a cycle of study, learning and teaching.  It requires effort!  In Romans 12:1-2 we are told it happens by the renewing the mind, personal STUDY! Your work is to take your thinking and bring it from your sinful self to more and more knowledge of God.  This transformation impacts our behavior as we are changed more and more into the image of Christ.  By building a foundation of our spiritual depth we can begin to instruct our children.  In the Bible verses below, you will see it is our effort combined with faith in the Scriptures brings us greater wisdom.  We can only teach what we know and understand so, the more we grow the greater our ability to impart wisdom to our children.  Remember it’s not just what we teach it’s more how we live.  Our actions often speak louder than our words so we MUST let the truth transform us.  Do not say to your children: “Do what I say not what I do!”  Say to them:  ”Watch me and do what I do!”  A living example has far more influence than instruction alone.  Read these Bible verses carefully to see the importance of wisdom!

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Psalm 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.

Proverbs 4:13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 9:9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.

Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

2 Corinthians 10:5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops a personal evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness.  His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” answers more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  Charlie’s third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE” challenges Evolution’s believability, because it flagrantly violates three scientific laws, the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics and Biogenesis.   To break a scientific law, you need a miracle, and Atheistic Evolution cannot allow any.  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

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Yellowstone’s Child, my first novel is now available on Amazon Kindle.

front-coverback-cover    We deviate this week from my primary theme, Christian Apologetics, to introduce my first novel.   The theme of Yellowstone’s Child’s is personal identity, how one answers the question, “Who am I?” The story begins when a married couple, Sam and Gloria Graham, chicken farmers from Mississippi, loose their 10-year-old  daughter, Sally, to brain cancer. After her death, they plan to sell their Mississippi farm and to move to Nebraska. To help recover from Sally’s death; they take a short vacation in February at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. At the same time, at Yellowstone, three cousins from the Johanson family reunion fall into a river partially fed by hot springs. Two get right out but the third, Sarah, hits her head and floats away on her back downstream. The Grahams rescue her and discover she has complete amnesia. They kidnap her and take back to Mississippi to replace their dead daughter. Park Rangers and Sarah’s family search the river in Yellowstone but do not recover her body. Sarah is eventually declared dead. In Mississippi, the Grahams inherit significant wealth, move to Nebraska, change their identities and move again to Ventura CA as Sam, Gloria, and Sally Johnson. Sarah, now Sally, still with complete amnesia, enters an all girls private school that specializes in preparing girls for careers in movies and TV. She starts in 6th grade at Ventura Private School for Girls and graduates seven years later. During each school year, 6th through 12th, another secret about her identity develops that must be kept from her by her parents. After graduating from VPSG, she earns a BA in Music, Theater, and Dance from Cal State. About to finish her Masters, she has an auto accident, bumps her head and her memory of her life before she was ten years old returns. She obtains a starring role in the TV series DETECTIVES LIVE as Detective Elaine Scott. She confronts her “parents”; they admit to kidnapping her, and she then begins to search for her real identity. She asks, “Who am I? Sarah, Sally, or Elaine. Johanson, Graham, Johnson, or Detective Scott.” She concludes, NO she’s Yellowstone’s Child.

If this story were a movie, it would be rated “G” and is suitable for teens. Readers complain that they weren’t able to put the story down once they got to Yellowstone National Park. There are two underlying messages in Yellowstone’s Child. First, the reader will recognize humankind’s imperfection. All my characters are real people and none of them are perfect or infallible. Second, as the plot unfolds, it shows that life is uncertain and often unpredictable. Since, as a Christian, I won’t use sex or violence to attract readers I opted for drama, plot reversals and “the story” within the story to keep reader interest. One of my first readers complained: “Yellowstone’s Child made me cry five times, twice for sadness, and three times for joy.”   It’s that kind of a story! It’ll make an excellent TV miniseries. It contains a timeline and a list of characters to help the reader follow the story.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. My third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Contact Charlie at Charlie@sixdaycreation.com or 336-337-4975 (call or text).

The Memory Tree. A Gospel Christmas Story that can be read to children in about 10 minutes.

The Memory Tree is a Gospel Christmas Story that can be read to children in about 10 minutes. It’s a great read to give to your family for Christmas. The Gospel is very clearly presented.

Can a Christmas tree planted in memory of Ruth and Barry’s grandfather speak to their father, Harry? Harry’s been bitter for years about the death of his wife Charlotte on Christmas Eve years before. He asks, “How could a God that loves us let Charlotte die?” He never got an answer he could accept until he told the story about the memory tree.

“Why did one have to die for the other to live?” He asked the children, unsure himself of the answer. All the bitterness of all the years seemed to come back suddenly, and he began to feel tears well up in his eyes.

“That’s what Charlotte said, ‘He had to die to give us life,'” he almost shouted. He now understood that the tree had a message for him all along. All these years he hadn’t seen it. Jesus had to die so we could live. We couldn’t sacrifice ourselves; we weren’t worthy, but He was. Now it was all clear; Jesus had died to give him life. “O Lord how could I have been so blind!! I need you, Jesus,” he thought.

Richard Slazer was reading in John when he heard the tree fall. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone; but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.” He got up from his chair and went out into the yard to look at the fallen tree. As he looked at the base where it had cracked and broken. He noticed a tiny branch poking it’s head up through the soil right next to the severed stump. Perhaps a new tree will grow in its place, he thought, as he hurried in to escape the coming storm.

This story has been produced by the author as a booklet and is now available on Amazon Kindle. https://www.amazon.es/Memory-Tree-Christmas-Charlie-Liebert-ebook/dp/B00WTNWAMC

Other short stories written by Charlie Liebert available On Amazon are

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls. A story of my Grandmother, the child of French Aristocrats living in Germany in 1900. She is sent to an exclusive school in Northern Italy to help her recovery from Tuberculosis. Her adventures are both dramatic and exciting. https://www.amazon.com/Helene-Henneys-Boarding-School-Girls-ebook/dp/B00WTMVX94/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VWD204YFZ3BV7ZJ17QV6

Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace. This short story is the lead-in to the full-length novel “Yellowstone’s Child.” This story is complete in itself, telling how Sarah Johanson becomes Sally Graham.

Yellowstone’s Child: What’s her name? Sarah or Sally, Johanson or Graham or Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott? NO! It’s Yellowstone’s Child.

One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399 The events of 9/11/2001 changed our perception of US vulnerability to terrorist attacks. The attack in San Bernardino that killed 14 and injured 22 is another example to heighten our alertness. These attacks raise our awareness of every person’s vulnerability to sudden unexpected death. This story tells of an attack planned and executed by Islamic terrorists in New York using an airplane much like 9/11.

Charlie is author two books in the Christian Genre. “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!” develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. The third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published in Q1 2017. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Youth Christian Apologetics Conference, Can you give reasons for your hope in Jesus? Saturday, July 30th, Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church, Burlington, NC.

Research by Answers in Genesis shows many students abandon their faith when they leave home to got to work or attend college. When asked, the most common reason they give is a lack of a strong foundation knowing why Christianity is true. Many confess later; they had a lot of questions when they lived at home but no adults could or would answer them. This conference is designed to help youth and adults realize that there are credible answers to their questions and doubts about Christianity.

Charlie Liebert became a Christian at 35 converted from hardcore Atheism, so he understands Non-Christian worldviews very well. For more than 30 years, he has been answering questions about the faith in workshops, seminars and on his web page http://www.sixdaycreation.com. As he grew in his walk with Jesus he observed most of the believers he knew did not witness for Christ. What stopped them? Most were afraid they could not answer the hard questions their unbelieving family, friends and acquaintances asked them. There had to be a solution! In Scripture, he saw what Jesus did. He often did not answer questions but responded with another question to force those who asked to think about their motives and presuppositions. Here is a strategy anyone can use to overcome this fear and bring the Gospel to those they encounter. This fear is one of the greatest barriers to individual Christians bearing witness to Christ’s life-changing power, but this problem can be solved be in two steps. First, develop your personal Christian evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel by asking questions rather than answering their questions. That’s my first book: Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! Second, be prepared to provide direct, simple answers to the world’s questions. That’s book two: ANSWERS for “The Hope That Is In You”, that answers more than 100 questions.

Charlie has conducted more than 20 of these dialogues for homeschool groups, churches, and Christian schools. We’ll start with a short role-play to demonstrate that a believer needs to “be able to give an answer…” to the questions the world will ask. Then I’ll ask a series questions that will stimulate more questions from them. In my experience, once the youth gets started, it will develop rapidly. When they realize there are credible answers to their questions, the hard ones start to come up. In a session I held at a church near Atlanta on a Saturday evening, we were scheduled to stop at 9:30 PM. The parents made us quit at 11:30 PM with strenuous objections from most of the students. Many said; “We’re not finished asking questions yet!”. We continued the next day after worship for two more hours. They wanted answers to their questions and were excited when they received ones that were credible, and they could understand.

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