The Online World and Narcissism

On October 27th I will be addressing parents of Junior High and High School students at Grace Prep in Arlington TX.  This is not restricted to Grace Prep families.  Any family can attend.  The event is from 7pm-8:15pm.  Here are some of the topics we will address that evening:

1. The online world and narcissism

2. Parents are called by to God to model lives of worship for our children

If we are not careful, the online world can lead to narcissism for our students.  Narcissism is basically self love or self worship.  Obviously we do not want to fall into this ourselves, and we certainly do not want our children to fall into this.  However, the online world creates opportunity for self worship all the time.  This comes in the forms of social media, online gaming, pornography, sexting, etc.  On the 27th this is one of the things we will address.  Please be in prayer for this time.

Also, that night we will discuss how God’s primary command for the parent is to model worship for our children.  Part of this is taught, but most of this is caught.  Our entire lives must proclaim worship of Almighty God to our kids.  How so?

1. How we talk and what we talk about

2. How we spend our time

3. What we eat and how much we eat

4. What we watch and how much we watch of it

6. What we read and how often we read it

7. Where we spend money and how much we spend

8. What we listen to and how often we listen to it

In essence, every ounce of our life must be engaging in worship of God.  On Monday night we will offer practical suggestions of how to do that.  Again, we ask you to pray for this time.

Most importantly pray that Christian parents in our culture would have the wisdom and courage to parent their children against narcissism and toward worship of a Holy God!

 

 

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Designed for Worship

On October 16th I will be addressing parents of elementary students at Grace Prep in Arlington TX.  This is not restricted to Grace Prep families.  Any family can attend.  The event is from 7pm-8:15pm.  The topics we will tackle are the issues of having online awareness as a parent, as well as looking at how God has designed us for worship.

Here is some of what we will address that evening:

  • What children can be exposed to online
  • The negative effects the online world can have on us
  • What to do if your child has accessed inappropriate material
  • Setting our children up to successfully live a life of worship

What does that worship look like?

  • Seeing God for who He really is
  • Understanding our purpose
  • Seeing our desperate need for the cross
  • Seeing ourselves as adopted by God the Father in Christ
  • Learning how to worship God with every ounce of our being

Here are some of the passages on worship we will look at:

  • We were created by God and for God (Col. 1:15-16)
  • God is so big He is beyond our comprehension! (Isaiah 40:12-15)
  • God is holy & glorious (Isaiah 6:1-5; Exodus 33:18-23)
  • God is worthy of all our worship! (Deut. 6:4-9)
  • We are in desperate need of the cross (Romans 3:23)
  • Believers are adopted by God according to His pleasure & will (Ephesians 1:5-6)
  • Christ’s love motivates & compels us to follow Him & live a life or worship. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)

Please be in prayer for this evening, and please tell others you know about this event for elementary parents.