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Christian Parent, Crazy World

with Catherine Segars

Christian Parent, Crazy World Episodes
How to Help Your Kids Develop Their Spiritual Gifts – Episode 16
October 04, 2021 - 30 min
The more your kids understand their God-given purpose in life, the more likely they are to stay grounded in their faith into adulthood. As parents, we have this incredibly unique position in our kid’s lives. We are literally front row center for most of the first two decades. We are, hands down, the most important influence on our kids during their formative years. We have not just the ability, but the responsibility to uncover those spiritual gifts in our kids’ lives, and to cultivate them. You could say that we are the chief gardener in their lives. How well those little seeds do is, in a large part, up to us. “God gave you your kids for a reason, your specific kids. That’s because you hold the key to unlocking who God created them to be.” *** Tips for Cultivating Your Child’s Spiritual Gifts: 1. What do you see in your child’s life that isn’t like your other kids, or other peoples’ children? When you see a gift – feed it. Call it out and encourage it. Water that gift and watch it grow. 2. Don’t compare your parenting or your kids to other kids. God specifically chose you to parent your children. What your kids need is quite simple: they need you. And God will meet all the needs you have as you parent them. *** Resources Mentioned in this Episode: (blog) Blogcasts at on Apple Podcasts Evangeline’s Faith Testimony in (blog post) *** Scripture Mentioned in This Week's Episode: Jesus at the Temple: Luke 2:41-52; Philippians 4:19 *** Follow Catherine: | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Olha Khorimarko
What Should I Expect When I Battle in Prayer? – Episode 15
September 13, 2021 - 28 min
When you step out with God in prayer, you need to expect opposition from the enemy. That’s because prayer changes history. Your history, your child’s history, human history. *** Resources: Read my article on this topic on God Is Good, But This Isn’t: | . *** Scriptures to Pray When You Go to Battle in Prayer: Jeremiah 24:7 John 8:31-32 2 Corinthians 3:16-17 2 Peter 3:9 Exodus 23:25-26 Galatians 3:29 Matthew 6:10 Romans 8:28 Whatever happens in this life, it won’t happen because I didn’t pray with faith. Whatever doesn’t happen in this life, it won’t fail to happen because I didn’t pray with faith. Because I didn’t fight, because I didn’t take the authority that God has given me, those keys, and use them to speak forth what I believe is His will here on earth. HERE’S THE BOTTOM LINE when it comes to prayer. Our faith in prayer must not be in a certain outcome—now we may be praying for a particular outcome. Our faith must be in God regardless of the outcome. *** Follow Catherine: | Episode Image Credit: Getty/Yelyzaveta Hryhorieva
How to Battle for Your Kids in Prayer – Episode 14
August 30, 2021 - 36 min
Get close to God. Seek His face. Declare who He is. Exclaim His goodness. Ask for direction. Request what you need. And command His will to be done here on earth in your life as it is in heaven. Pray some bold prayers. Scriptures referenced: James 1:5 Philippians 4:6-7 Psalm 37:4 Psalm 144:1-2 Article referenced: Read my article on this topic on Teaching referenced: *** Follow Catherine at https://catherinesegars.com/ Episode Image Credit: Getty/Yelyzaveta Hryhorieva
4 Types of Prayer Every Believer Should Know - Episode 13
August 16, 2021 - 27 min
I love apologetics, explaining the faith and equipping parents to help their children stand strong in the faith. But there comes a time in life when we need to stop explaining and start exercising – we’ve got to start walking out all that we know. In this episode, we will cover: 1. The four types of prayers we should be praying when we are in a battle for one of our kids 2. The greatest impediments that keep us from being effective in our prayers. *** The Four Types of Prayers: 1. Declarative Prayer 2. Exclamatory Prayer 3. Interrogative Prayer 4. Imperative Prayer *** Scriptures referenced: James 1:5 Phil. 4:6-7 Matthew 16:19 Matthew 18:18 Luke 10:19 Mark 11:23 John 14:12 2 Chronicles 16:9 Matthew 13:58 *** Read my article on this topic on *** Books referenced: by Dutch Sheets, pg. 23 & 29. by C. Peter Wagner, pg. 242. by Mark Batterson *** Follow Catherine at https://catherinesegars.com/ Episode Image Credit: Getty/siraanamwong
What to Do If Your Child Walks Away from the Faith – Episode 12
August 02, 2021 - 35 min
We spend a lot of time worrying that our children will leave the faith in college. But statistics show that children are more likely to leave the faith before they leave the nest. In this episode, Catherine covers: 1. What is to blame when your child walks away from the faith (and what NOT to blame). 2. A battleplan for going to war for your child’s faith Articles and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Read Catherine's accompanying article on Crosswalk: https://www.crosswalk.com/family/parenting/what-to-do-if-your-child-has-walked-away-from-the-faith.html by Ken Ham, Britt Beemer, and Todd Hillard (pgs. 31-32) by Jentzen Franklin. by Mark Batterson. by Brandon Lake. *** Scripture Referenced in this Episode: The Good Shepherd & the lost sheep: Luke 15:3-7 1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” The Armor of God: Ephesians 6:10-20 Exodus 17:8-16: Israel’s battle with Amalekites. *** Quotes on prayer: “History is silent on revivals that did not begin with prayer.” The Great Oswald Chambers called prayer : “Prayer is man’s greatest power.” : “Our prayers lay the track down through Gods power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.” **** Follow Catherine at https://catherinesegars.com/ Episode Image Credit: Getty/Qvasimodo
What Does It Mean to Speak the Truth In Love? - Episode 11
July 06, 2021 - 27 min
We have all heard at some point to “speak the truth in love." But how exactly do we do that? Where in scripture are we instructed to do so? In this episode, we are going to break down this popular saying and discuss how to humbly lead others to the truth. Our goal should not just be to speak the truth, but that our expression of truth is effective and genuine. Resources Mentioned: Article: by Catherine Segars Scripture Referenced: Paul’s admonition to speak the truth in love: Zacchaeus’ story: The woman at the well: The woman caught in adultery: "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” ( NIV) Paul’s admonition not to judge the world: (). Follow Catherine at https://catherinesegars.com/ Episode Image Credit: Canva
6 Guidelines for Discussing Sensitive Topics with Your Kids – Episode 10
June 21, 2021 - 31 min
Our social and political landscape is incredibly contentious. We need guidelines to help us and our kids navigate these treacherous waters. In this episode, we discuss how to talk about sensitive topics with our kids, telling them the truth – which is often offensive -- but with love. How do we do that? I’ve got 6 guidelines. . GUIDELINES: 1. Listen. Really listen. 2. Respect other people’s beliefs. Don’t ridicule 3. Don’t assume a motive. Challenge methods, not motives. 4. Be more concerned about people than your position. 5. Speak in love while never denying truth. 6. Recognize that what people need most is not an argument, it is an experience with God. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. (Matt. 7:12) *** Resources and Articles Mentioned in This Episode: The “love” chapter: 1 Corinthians 13 *** Follow Catherine at https://catherinesegars.com/ *** Episode Image Credit: Getty/Gvardgraph
How Does the Christian Worldview Create a World We All Want to Live In? – Episode 9
June 07, 2021 - 30 min
This episode is the culmination of all the hard work we have done in the last three episodes! We are going to look at why the other worldviews we’ve looked at begin to fall apart because they don’t accurately explain and represent reality. Resources and Articles Mentioned in This Episode: 1. Eric Metaxas 2. John Smirak article: 3. Christian Headlines article on Richard Dawkins, 4. from Xenos.org 5. Postmodernists "are objective, or absolute, moral values.” 6. William Wilberforce’s Christian faith and to the . 7. The of 8. Martin Luther Kings’ “ *** Follow Catherine at https://catherinesegars.com/ *** Episode Image Credit: Getty/
What Sets the Christian Worldview Apart from Other Worldviews? - Episode 8
May 24, 2021 - 32 min
Natasha Crain expertly challenges us: Instead of asking if a worldview is religious or non-religious, we should ask – from where does this worldview get its authority? Research and Resources That Went into This Episode: Natasha Crain’s Website: https://natashacrain.com/ Crain’s , “From where does this worldview get its authority?” Debate between Alan Dershowitz and Alan Keyes on religions role in society (quoted material starts around 32:00) https://www.c-span.org/video/?159474-1/organized-religion-debate Slaves Sold by African Rulers and Tribal Merchants: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zxt3gk7/revision/7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXC4Q_4JVg Arab-Muslim Slave trade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OdIqeWkhHU https://jcpa.org/article/the-arab-muslim-slave-trade-lifting-the-taboo/ https://jtf.org/10-facts-about-the-arab-muslim-enslavement-of-black-people-not-taught-in-schools/ Follow Catherine at https://catherinesegars.com/ Episode Image Credit: Getty/Qvasimodo
What Worldviews Are Competing with Your Kids' Faith? - Episode 7
May 10, 2021 - 32 min
Today, we’re getting brainy. But we’re also going to have a lot of fun. The subject of worldviews can be overwhelming and confusing. But you and your kids are going to need to understand these concepts. I break down each main worldview in easy-to-understand terms and have a ton of resources to help you explore and explain these worldviews to your kids. When it comes to worldviews, the question we have to ask ourselves is: “Which worldview best represents and explains reality?” We don’t want our kids to believe the Christian faith just because we told them to, but because they have investigated other worldviews and believe Christianity is the best explanation of reality. We want our kids’ beliefs to be: Sound, Logical, Cohesive, Coherent, and Convincing When you combine all of that with a personal relationship, your kids will have a really solid faith. If you missed , be sure to go back and check it out. So, what are the various worldviews? 1. Naturalism 2. Pantheism 3. Theism or Monotheism 4. Spiritism and Polytheism 5. Postmodernism 6. Pluralism 7. Moralistic Therapeutic Deism More resources on the worldviews: Xenos.org chart and article, , by Dennis McCallum MIT Physicist Ian Hutchinson Pew Research Center Ligonier Ministries article by James Anderson Follow Catherine at https://catherinesegars.com/ Episode Image Credit: Getty/Benjavisa
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