Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Processing the Conference

My husband and I were able to go to the Christian Heritage Family Discipleship Conference this past weekend and were very blessed by the messages shared. The keynote speaker was Voddie Baucham, other speakers included Scott and Deborah Brown, Douglass Bond, Steve Riddell, and Ken Carpenter. I thought I would post a few things shared here:

Voddie stated that children from grades K-12 receive about 14,000 instructional hours in school. If we had 4 hours a week of solid biblically based instuction, it would take 70 years to counter the effect the schools have on our children...hmmm, that IS a thought...
Voddie also shared from Luke 6:40...and this took on new meaning for me (maybe because the WORD is LIVING and active and able to pierce the soul, etc) "A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained will be like his teacher." I think I want my children to be like Jesus, rather than anyone else.

I loved what he shared about Mark 12:17 about rendering to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's...our children belong to God...

The elements of someone's worldview was shared and I appreciated being able to tell someone, okay,this is what worldview is based on:
1. God
2. Man
3. Truth
4. Knowledge
5. Ethics

and the two dominate worldviews were discussed and contrasted. A shocking statistic for me was that only 51% (at best) of pastors in America have a Biblical worldview.

He shared that old illustration about 4 blind men who are each in front of an elephant and come to their own conclusion of what it is (a tree-leg, snake-trunk, rope-tail, building-side) based on where they are...well, it is still an elephant...no matter what they THINK it is, it IS an elephant...

Deborah Brown shared the points they use to determine whether an activity is worthy of time allotment in their family...they ask:
1) Is this a skilll helpful to the family, church or community? Will it continue to be helpful?
2) Will it be helpful in marriage?
3) Do they enjoy it?

And they always ask: What saith the Lord.

Well, that is all I have time for right now...gotta get everyone going...


Exceedingly Abundantly said...

Great summary, Carrie. We are still processing and chewing and digesting here. Such wonderful, valuable, exhorting info to take in. Loved seeing you and Dana too. Thanks for loving on our baby!

Carrie said...

Thank you so much for letting us love on your baby...she was such a joy and it was nice to have a baby in my arms again...any time!!!!
The look on your hubby's face was priceless though when he realized that we had your baby and he did not know us!