Do Your Children Believe? How to Be Intentional about Faith Legacy with Terrence Chatmon

Terrence Chatmon, author, a senior executive in corporate America, and CEO of Fellowship of Companies for Christ, joins Heritage of Truth host Jeanne Dennis. They discuss how to encourage children of all ages, even adults, in their faith. Terrence stresses the importance of a father’s role in establishing a family faith legacy. Chatmon’s new book is called Do Your Children Believe: Becoming Intentional About Your Family’s Faith and Spiritual Legacy.

Because both Terrence and Jeanne are Colson Center Fellows and Breakpoint Centurions, they also discuss the Colson Fellows Program and the legacy of Chuck Colson.

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Do Your Children Believe?: Becoming Intentional About Your Family’s Faith and Spiritual Legacy
By Terence Chatmon / Thomas Nelson

How to Share the Gospel with a Culture that Doesn’t Believe the Bible: Bryan Osborne

How to Share the Gospel with a Culture that Doesn’t Believe the Bible with Bryan Osborne

Bryan Osborne of Answers in Genesis joins host Jeanne Dennis at the Creation Museum. They discuss how we can prepare our children to hold solidly to their faith by answering their questions and doubts while they are young.

Bryan also talks about why sharing the gospel with our culture today needs to be different from the way it was done fifty years ago. The main issue, he says, is an attack on the authority of the Bible.

Bryan also discusses how differing worldviews will cause people to interpret information in different ways.

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Already Gone: Why Your Kids Will Quit Church and What You Can Do To Stop It
By Ken Ham & Britt Beemer with Todd Hillard / Master Books

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Treasures in a Storm

Thunderstorm at nightTreasures in a Storm

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey brought devastation, displacement, and destruction to millions of people. Sadly, many have died as a result of these storms.

But good things also came because of the storm. Our blessings included concentrated time with our daughter’s family we would not have had otherwise. We evacuated to their home hours away and stayed a few days. I want to tell you about some of the wonderful moments we enjoyed as a result of having to evacuate.

Prayer and Bible Time

Every morning, our daughter, who homeschools, studies the Bible and prays with her children. We always enjoy the chance to participate in these times. Our daughter reads the passage. Then the children ask questions or share their insights about the reading. At the end, everyone who wants to pray aloud does so in turn.

It amazes us to hear the children’s insights. And it thrills our hearts to hear their prayers. Because we get to witness how they are growing in their faith and understanding of God’s Word.

The Fleeting Image of Childhood

One afternoon, our granddaughter Emma asked me to draw with her. Emma drew a scene of two girls by some trees. The other two children sat opposite me, engaged in their own activities. So one at a time, I drew portraits of all three grandchildren.

But Emma’s portrait challenged me to my core. My drawing looked like that of a woman in her twenties instead of a girl of almost twelve. What a shock to see her as she might look in ten years! Desperately, I tried to make her look her age, because seeing her all grown up upset me.

Finally, I was able to adjust the shadowing to make her look her age. But the shock remained. It brought home the fact that childhood passes like a sunny day. It’s here, then gone. That’s why it’s essential to guide our children in the truth while there’s still time. I felt blessed for that tangible reminder to remain a good and strong influence in my grandchildren’s lives.

Reading Together

Because next week is the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States, the three grandchildren and I read Kathy Maggart’s book The 1947 Freedom Train. We talked about our constitutional form of government, about the meaning and blessings of freedom, and about the train that carried our founding documents around the country to encourage people after World War II. We all enjoyed reliving that slice of history together.

Watching God Answer Prayers

At one point, meteorologists predicted Irma would go right over us as a category 2 hurricane. I thanked God we had come when I watched my husband and son-in-love work together to get the house and yard ready. Later, the family read Bible verses together about God’s power over storms. We talked about trusting God no matter what the outcome. Then we each prayed fervently for Jesus to calm the storm and our hearts.

Our seven-year-old grandson especially prayed with gusto, “God, please make that hurricane stop, drop, and . . . and just sink into the ocean!”

The result: we had only some wind and rain. The hurricane had downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached us.

Mother and Daughter Talk

One of the greatest blessings among many was time with my daughter. Oh, how precious time to talk with her has become! As a result of our homeschooling, my daughter and I became best friends and have stayed best friends. But as a busy, homeschooling, working mother of three, she doesn’t have much time to talk on the phone. Every now and then we text. And once or twice a month we talk on the phone. But during Irma, we talked for hours. What a treasure!

God’s Peace

More than anything, God’s peace became our storm treasure. We reviewed Philippians 4:6 together:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

We experienced God’s peace. That peace that passes understanding even in the midst of fear, turmoil, and trouble. We pray for you and your family to be filled with that same peace today and every day.

Our prayers are with all of the people suffering because of Irma and Harvey and due to the fires raging in the West and other places. May the God of peace fill you with His peace, comfort, and provision.

What about you? What has been your family’s experience during Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, or the fires in Montana, California, and elsewhere? How does your family draw together and seek God in times of trouble? Please share in the comments below.

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1947 Freedom Train and USA Founding Documents with Kathy Maggert

This month marks the 230-year anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. Our guest, Kathy Maggart, joins host Jeanne Dennis to discuss the historic 1947 Freedom Train and the biblical worldview that helped to shape our founding documents: the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Kathy is a former educator and the author of the book The 1947 Freedom Train.

Do you have favorite quotes from our country’s founders? Do you and your children plan to celebrate the anniversary of the US Constitution? If so, please share below. I’m going to read Kathy’s book to my grandchildren and tell them why our freedom is so precious.

If you would like to purchase Kathy’s book using our affiliate link, you will find it below.

The 1947 Freedom Train
By Kathy Maggart, Kathie Eidson / New Day Christian

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What Do You Do with a Crisis of Faith? Tim Mahoney and Patterns of Evidence

What Do You Do with a Crisis of Faith? Tim Mahoney and Patterns of Evidence

Do you or your children ever question whether the Bible is true? What can you do with a cirisis of faith? Film producer Tim Mahoney wrestled with these questions and found answers.

His film Patterns of Evidence: Exodus has gone around the world encouraging believers and challenging skeptics with truth. Tim talks about facing questions and looking for answers. He also introduces his new children’s and homeschool series.

Please forgive our audio difficulties. We have provided captions to help your viewing.

Have you ever experienced doubts about your faith? Have your kids? What has given you renewed confidence? Please share in the comments below.

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Patterns of Evidence: Exodus, DVD
By Thinking Man Films