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The Pursuit of Parenting
An evangelism series from the perspective of raising today's children and youth.
Presenter: Dr. Anwar Ottley
Director of Worship and Arts
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
7700 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

The Pursuit of Parenting Dr. Anwar Ottley

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The Pursuit of Parenting
An evangelism series from the perspective of raising today's children and youth.
Presenter: Dr. Anwar Ottley
Director of Worship and Arts
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
7700 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Pursuit of Creation

    Pursuit of Creation

    God, when it comes to knowing him. I don’t know everything. For example, we know that God created the earth in six days and rested on the seventh. But are we assuming that each day was 24 hours? Was it longer? Was it shorter? Were they prophetic days? And in all honesty, does it matter? Will knowing that get me closer to spending an eternity with him, or knowing anything about who He is? We will spend an eternity getting to know who He is in the realm of perfection. But while we are here, living in imperfection, I know that I need him to create a new heart in me as I parent my children, as I go from day to day in this world. Because he is still working on me.

    Pursuit of Rest (Guest Dr. Sharlene Ottley)

    Pursuit of Rest (Guest Dr. Sharlene Ottley)

    The rest that we encounter when we are still, is the rest we need to carry us into the next week. The rest we encounter on Sabbath not only trains us into the weekly rhythm of taking a break for a day, but it also empowers us to create margin and space for stillness and reflection in moments throughout the week.

    Pursuit of Purpose (Guest Pastor John and April Nixon)

    Pursuit of Purpose (Guest Pastor John and April Nixon)

    God has specifically gifted you to have a place and serve the body of Christ so that the Church can continue to make disciples of all nations. That’s a really big deal and an immense privilege. Do not forget that He doesn’t need you, but He wants you. We all have a role to play, so let’s find out how God has graciously gifted us to serve so lets do this together.

    Pursuit of Truth (Guest Pastor Christopher Cheatham)

    Pursuit of Truth (Guest Pastor Christopher Cheatham)

    In today’s battle of truth versus truth, and this oversaturated age of information, wisdom is invaluable. Wisdom can’t be googled. Wisdom can’t be found on Wikipedia. The issue is not that there is too much information. We serve a god that is the embodiment of all information and knowledge—as we believe He is the omniscient one. So the issue is not that there is too much information. The issue is that we need to be able to discern truth by using wisdom obtained from God.

    Pursuit of Image

    Pursuit of Image

    We resemble what we revere, either for ruin or restoration.
    —G.K. Beale, We Become What We Worship, p.49.

    Why is this key for us as parents? Because to our children, we are most direct reflection of Christ they will see. If we reflect Him, they will reflect him as well as they reflect us. They will reflect the image that they see. They will reflect how we manage our sin, how we turn to God in need, how we value and treat people, how we respect ourselves. Until they are able to follow God completely and even after they have accepted Him, they will continue to reflect what we show them.

    Pursuit of Growth

    Pursuit of Growth

    Growth takes time. Successful parenting takes time. They aren’t linear, and both come with peaks and valleys, highs and lows. This is why we should choose each day to continue growing as parents, grandparents, foster parents, step-parents, and guardians.

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