David Reynolds

Talking To Your Teenager

“Fathers, do not provoke or irritate or fret your children—do not be hard on them or harass them: lest they be discouraged, and sullen, morose, and feel inferior, and frustrated; do not break their spirit.” Colossians 3:21 Amplified Bible “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou…

Give Your Child A Christian Education

“But bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” Ephesians 6:3 “The reason I do not send my children to a Christian school is that I want my child to be able to stand in this world—I don’t want them to be a “hothouse plant”.” This reasoning seems sound on the surface,…

Christmas: What Gift Shall I Give?

“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts: gold and frankincense and myrrh,” Matthew 2:11 All over this land, we Pentecostal parents will watch our children enact the…

Discipline That Provokes

“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” Colossians 3:20, 21 Last week, as I was getting a haircut, the subject came up about discipline—or the lack of it. My barber shared with us that she had…

Opening The Windows Of Heaven

“Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:” Proverbs 3:9-11 My son, if you desire to get…

Godly Man, Protect Your Home!

“No man can enter into a strong mans house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man….” Mark 3:27 “When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all of…

Using This World, Not Abusing It

“But this I say, brethren, the time is short: … and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away” I Corinthians 7:29-31. Son, “Bigger barns are not Better”. The rich fool thought that storing more crops and…

Adolescence Is Now Pre-Teen

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (I Corinthians 13:11). We have renamed the “Junior” Sunday School literature and now call it “Pre–Teen” for a reason. The reason is that these children are maturing physically earlier…

The Parable of Buddy

There was a certain man who after his children were grown and away from home decided he needed a dog as a companion. This dog would be named ‘Buddy’. He dreamed of a dog who was clean and ‘potty trained’—one who would lie by his chair in the evenings moving only to put his head…

Would the Spiritual Men Please Stand Up?

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will…

Toward Financial Freedom

“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8 It is only wise to prepare now for the years when you can no longer work and when most are looking…

Never Give Up On Your Child!

“For God hath not given me the spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7 The phone rang, last Saturday – It was my son who lives with his wife and two beautiful children in eastern Idaho. He calls often, but this time it was different.…