Faith in the Valley
About This Show
Faith in the Valley is a weekly Christ-centered podcast. Faith in the Valley features the teaching ministry of Pastor Mark Jones. The show is recorded at Wakefield Valley Bible Church, which is located in New Windsor Maryland.
Most Recent Episode
The Gift of Children - Episode 25
5 days ago
If you are a parent, God has given you a unique gift - children. Children are a gift from God. They are a gift that both learns and teaches. This is our final lesson in Biblical Marriage and Family series. This series started with episode 19. If this is your first episode, I encourage you to go back and listen to all of them. Your Takeaway Kids are gifts that both learn and teach. The Gift Psalm 127 Anything you do is empty when the Lord is not in it. Children are a heritage, a gift, they are never a burden. Children are to be sharpened and to be pointed in the right direction. We Teach Children Psalm 128 To Fear God “In the Bible, the word translated “fear” can mean several things. It can refer to the terror one feels in a frightening situation (Deuteronomy 2:25). It can mean “respect” in the way a servant fears his master and serves him faithfully (Joshua 24:14). Fear can also denote the reverence or awe a person feels in the presence of greatness (Isaiah 6:5). The fear of the Lord is a combination of all of these.” (How is the Fear of the Lord the Beginning of Wisdom? https://www.gotquestions.org/fear-Lord-beginning-wisdom.html Teaching the fear of God brings a blessing. Ephesians 6:1-3 Obedience Albert Barnes gives 5 reasons why we should teach a child to obey. (Albert Barnes Notes, Notes http://biblehub.com/commentaries/barnes/ephesians/6.htm) It is a command with a promise. Salvation Never assume that your child will learn about salvation from a pastor or a Sunday school teacher. Teach your kids that Jesus Christ is God the Son. Teach your kids that they are sinful. Teach your kids that sin separates them from God. Teach your kids that the only