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Marriage and Parenting from a Man’s Perspective

 May 11, 2019   

Not a sermon, but a few thoughts from a husband and dad. This was a talk I gave to “Mom’s Connection” at Reston Bible Church back in 2019.

Consider Your Ways – Part 1

Short video contemplations created for the HomeFront couples fellowship at Reston Bible Church.

“I considered my ways
And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
I hurried and did not delay
To keep Your commandments.” – Psalm 119:59-60 

Colossians, Part 3: Knowing the True Christ

A Happy & Blessed New Year to you and yours

The Meyers family wishes you a happy and blessed 2021.  May this year be one of joy, personal growth in your faith, strengthening of your family, and increasing resoluteness in your God-given purpose and mission.

We will all surely face unforeseen challenges in 2021, but we can be assured that none of these will be a surprise to our God.  The Lord Jesus Christ promised that trouble and trial would accompany this life, but that He has overcome them all.  So let us face 2021 with the righteousness of Christ, with hope and not fear, confidence and not cowardice, boldly carrying the message of the King and His kingdom into an increasingly lost generation.  Jesus, with his church, is still the last man standing against the plans of our enemy.  May we all continue to lean on Him as we fight the good fight of faith another year.

 

For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.  His heart is steady; he will not be afraid” Psalm 112:6-8

With that in mind, we have some plans for 2021 that we hope will be a blessing to our growing family of subscribers.  I am hoping to complete work on a new book, “Meeting of the Waters – The Journey to Oneness in Marriage.”  It has been slow going, but you can look for excerpts from that beginning in the first quarter of 2021 as we look for a publisher.  We are also playing with the idea of a weekly program tentatively called, “Consider your Ways” where we’ll address a wide range of topics regarding marriage, family and parenting, review books on family topics, and whatever else the Lord leads me to consider with you all.

If you have topics you’d like to see addressed, please reach out and let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

God bless you!

Mike for the whole Meyers family

 

Good News of Great Joy – Christmas Eve-Eve 2020 at Reston Bible Church

Good News of Great Joy –  It was my joy to share at RBC’s first outdoor Christmas Eve service.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

– The Meyers Family

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The Gift of Shalom, Part 3 of 3

 December 13, 2020     

Listen (MP3)

Discussion Questions

  1. How have you allowed anxious thoughts or a timid heart to hinder your walk with Jesus? “How has this affected your marriage?” What have you done in response?
  2. Do you have trouble seeing yourself as a peacemaker? Why or why not? “Who tends to be the peacemaker in your relationship?”
  3. How do you feel about God’s directive to tell others about the gift of Shalom? Who can you share the gift with this Christmas? Take a minute to name one or two people and pray for them at your table.

The Gift of Shalom, Part 2 of 3

 December 6, 2020      

Listen (MP3 Audio)

Discussion Questions

“These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” Jesus (John 16:33)

  1. What was one take away from this week?
  2. Where have you looked for peace outside of the heavenly Father?
  3. What obstacles have you allowed to keep you from pursuing and abiding with the gift of peace in your day to day life (whether in the word or in community)?
  4. How have you seen the peace that Christ Jesus gives active in your community?

The Gift of Shalom, Part 1

November 22, 2020

Discussion Questions

“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so must you do also. In addition to all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ, to which you were indeed called in one body, rule in your hearts; and be thankful.” (Colossians 3:12-15)

  1. What was one takeaway from today’s talk?
  2. What is the biggest friction point in your relationship?
  3. What is the biggest enemy of Shalom that you face in the coming holiday season?

Gratitude, Part 2 of 2

 

Discussion Questions

  1. What was one take away from this week?
  2. Which of these responses to blessing do you most resonate with and why; take for granted, entitled, forgetful/faithless?
  3. Which of the requirements for a grateful heart are most challenging to you? (Knowing our neediness, keeping Christ central, not complaining, not comparing, exercising memory, or practicing gratefulness)
  4. How do you demonstrate your gratitude to God? To your spouse?

Gratitude – Part 1 of 2

Listen (MP3 Audio)

Discussion Questions

  1. What was one takeaway from this talk?
  2. How have you struggled to have an “attitude of gratitude”?
  3. Which of the 5 motives for gratitude has been the most difficult for you to embrace, believe, or experience?
    (God’s Presence, your family of faith, His sovereign love, eternal hope, Christ’s strength to overcome)
  4. Which of the 5 motives for gratitude resonates most with you and why?
  5. We’ll discuss this in part 2, but how have you cultivated this kind of gratitude in your life?