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Josef Tson speaks about his life and persecution under communist rule in Romania, how Marxism has invaded America, and how Jesus can give victory through it all. Spoken at a gathering in Southwest Oregon over 5 sessions.
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Song of Solomon 5:2-8:14 - Maturing Through Marriage - May 9, 2021
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Proverbs 13:24 "He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly"

Disciplining our children might be the hardest thing we as parents may ever do

But, if we are followers of God, we must remember that, "Whom the LORD loves He chastens" (Hb 12:6)
AND
"If you are without chastening...then you are illegitimate and not sons" (Hb 12:8)
God knows that His loving (and sometimes harsh) discipline is needed to protect His children from the destruction of sin

But, do we know that?

The so-called wisdom of this age is tells us the exact opposite
Teaching that "real" love is to "spare the rod"
Ignoring God's clear instruction

There is not time to fully develop this idea
But, God has given us several excellent examples of undisciplined children

In 1 Samuel chapter 2, we see Eli speaking to his sons, saying "No, my sons! For it is not a good report that I hear"
Yet he never disciplined them and his sons were ultimately destroyed by their wickedness

Also in 2 Samuel 13 and 14 "King David heard [and]...was very angry" about the terrible things his sons were doing
But he never punished either of them but instead watched as both Amnon AND Absalom died unrepentant

What if these two men had heeded God's instruction and "scourged" their sons? (Hb 12:6)

While raising my own children, I came up with an acronym to help me remember what God's word says

S.T.A.R.T.

S is for "Spank"
This is based upon Ephesians 6:4 where "training" actually means "disciplining or chastening"

T is for "Teach"
Deuteronomy 6:5 instructs us to teach our children diligently, not just when it's convenient
Our children must understand why they are being disciplined or it will bear no fruit
Always ask yourself whether your discipline helped your child to better understand God's Word and beautiful Gospel of Jesus Christ

A is for "At this time"
Our Scripture tells us to do it "promptly"!
Sin is dangerous because of 1 Peter 5:8 (you should read it to your children)
We need to bring our children back under God's protection as soon as possible (also read 1 John 5:18)

R is for "Respectfully"
We are warned never to "provoke our children to wrath" (Eph 6:4)
Therefore, insulting them or humiliating them is not God's plan for your family
Stop yelling and start lovingly, instructively and promptly disciplining

T is for "Till the end"
No matter how rebellious your child is
Be consistent in your approach for as long as it is needed
"Chasten your son WHILE THERE IS HOPE, and do not set your heart on his destruction" (Pr 19:18)

Based upon God's Word, here are few things to remember...

The FAMILY HOME is the basis of teaching a child their values, not the state or the culture

Parents are not “advisers” to their child but “declarers” of what God says is right and wrong
(or as one friend tells his children, "I don't negotiate with terrorists")

A child’s heart ALWAYS starts out wrong
For "the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth” (Gen 8:21)

And lastly, know that it will take more than words to save your child from themselves
Because “foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of correction will drive it far from him” (Pr 22:15)

If we obey the Lord in these matters
One day soon we will experience what the Apostle John called the "greatest" joy
"To hear that my children walk in truth"
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"For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us."

2 Corinthians 4:5-7
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This Fellowship is a body of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our desire is to worship Him and know Him more fully.

We are a non-denominational fellowship that rests firmly in God's grace. We believe that His unconditional love led Him to the cross where He died for the sins of the world and rose from the dead three days later, overcoming death and sin for those who believe in Him.

We believe that the evidence of a maturing church is faith, hope, and love. Therefore, we emphasize the teaching of the Scriptures as God's inspired, infallible, inerrant Word that our faith might grow. We know faith comes by hearing and learning the Word of God. We also live in the anticipation of the imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The fruit of the Spirit is love and it is by our love for one another that the world will know that we are followers of Jesus Christ.

We gather to lift the name of Jesus in worship and praise. He is our hope! May the Lord bless you as we worship and learn from Him together.


Elders
Travis Hunt
Head Teacher
Ron Rust
Associate Pastor/Counseling
Terry Nelson
Budget/Finance
Jason O'Connor
Missions
Tim Payne
Music/Facilities
Chris Sexton
Youth Ministry
John Wheeler
Deacons/Facilities
Phil Wyatt
Men's Ministry


Deacons
Don Keeton
Deacon
Don Ledbetter
Deacon
Steve Lounsbury
Deacon
Leo Payne
Deacon
Aaron Wyatt
Deacon
"For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen."

Romans 11:36
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P.O. Box 41 (mail)
18340 Highway 42
Camas Valley, OR 97416

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 2:30pm

Office Phone
(541) 430-1913

E-mail
contact@camasfellowship.org

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