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Family Fire: Stoking the Spirit’s flame at home

It’s been said that the family is the crucible of discipleship. God’s highest call to parents is to lead their own children to Him. The exhortation in Deuteronomy 6:7, “You shall teach [these commandments] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise,” is both literal and figurative. These are the very best times to teach your children the way of the Lord, but they also represent all the time. We lead by example, by modeling what is well done. We do not teach alone in our own power. God’s Word provides a curriculum and standard; His Holy Spirit gives us insight and understanding. Wisdom is ours just for the asking. Recently, Family Fire from ReFrame Media, has explored themes of shepherding others in the faith from a distinctly reformed perspective. 

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Passing Faith to the Next Generation. By Kim Sullivan. As parents, we hope more than anything for our children to become people of faith. God has given us what we need to pass our faith to the next generation.

Easter Grace: Seizing the Teaching Opportunity. By Nadia Swearingen-Friesen. Sometimes, we miss opportunities. But Easter is no time to let the moment pass. Make a point to share the truth about God's love, depth of compassion, and response to our suffering in Christ during in the events of Easter week. 

Becoming a Shepherding Parent. By Kim Sullivan. Good parenting looks like shepherding, keeping little ones where they need to be and out of danger. Shepherding practices put fresh perspective on how we can successfully lead our children.

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Family Fire is a publication of ReFrame Media, a ministry of Back to God Ministries International. To learn more about ReFrame Media visit or sign-up for a special email series at

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