Their silence is their submission. Their shame becomes their muzzle. And rightly so.
. . . there is direct evidence showing God's love for the Canaanites specifically.
. . . the biblical text enjoys more textual support than any other writing from antiquity.
If your child were to ask, “who am I?”, how would you answer?
If your child were to ask, “who am I?”, how would you answer? This question is very important and needs a good answer. As important as it is to understand who we are, understanding who Jesus Christ is will put anyone’s life into perspective. So important is this question that Jesus asked a similar version of His disciples. While on the way to some villages by Caesarea Philippi, Jesus questioned His disciples. He asked them, “Who do people say that I am?” (Mark 8:27)
They replied with several answers: 1) John the Baptist, 2) Elijah, and 3) one of the prophets (Mark 8:28). When pressed, Peter stated that Jesus was “the Christ (Messiah)” (Mark 829).
Parents can take several principles from this passage as they talk with their children:
- To begin with, Jesus engaged in discussion with His disciples. Notice that the discussion was not simply what to believe (stating biblical facts)…
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When speaking of those who do and do not enter heaven, the issue of children is certain to arise.
Different people often have differing views of who Jesus is. In Jesus' day, many people thought He was quite the impressive person (John the Baptist, Elijah, or a prophet).
The need to know, that is, the need to be sure that what is believed is true, is a God-given intellectual desire.
Showing interest in each family member let's them know they are important and their views are valuable.