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Love – Storge

Good morning, Five Minute Families. Today we continue our love series studying the Greek words used or indicated in the Bible; those four are agape, phileo, storge, and eros. We have discussed agape – God’s unconditional love – and phileo – brotherly love. Many people will try to compare and rank the types of love.… Continue Reading

Love – Phileo

Good morning, Five Minute Families. Have you ever taken a moment to evaluate the depth and commitment of your friendships? What about the people you are around each week? Examining your relationships to those around you and ultimately how you relate to Jesus is what we encourage at Clear View Retreat as we minister to… Continue Reading

Love – Agape

Good morning, Five Minute Families. Many years ago, Kim and I had the opportunity to listen to a Bible study about the loves of the Bible, no not marriages of the Bible, though we are working through preparing a study on those. We were studying the different original Greek words that were translated into the… Continue Reading

Romans 15:14 … The 4c

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. We just completed our September marriage retreat, and as fall progresses we will be welcoming grieving individuals during a support group meeting once a week for six weeks and during a weekend grief retreat. Please pray for the families who were here deepening their marital relationships and for those… Continue Reading

Five Minute Family – Stutter Step

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. The 20th anniversary of 9/11 was last week, and it was a day of reflection. Many of us remember those events – where we were and who we were with. Now, we have a large population that were either very young or not yet born, and they cannot fully… Continue Reading

Five Minute Family – Homecoming

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. This past Sunday our church celebrated its 129th Homecoming. I don’t remember having the tradition of a church homecoming growing up, so for those of you who are unfamiliar with a church homecoming as I once was, elements typically include a special message, special guests (usually leading worship), acknowledgement… Continue Reading

Key Truths for Families – Prayer

TRANSCRIPT:Good morning, Five Minute Families. Jojo is our youngest son, and he loves to put on the whole armor of God. As we sit together preparing this week’s Five Minute Family devotion, memories of our older boys dressed in plastic silver armor, standing tall, and explaining each part of the armor fill our thoughts. We… Continue Reading

Key Truths for Families – Sword of the Spirit

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. Thank you, Jojo, for getting us started. We are Kim and Jim from Clear View Retreat. We are parents to 5 boys, 3 of which are still at home with us. We have seen the spectrum of child rearing. Some things we could have done better, of course; some… Continue Reading

Key Truths for Families – Helmet of Salvation

TRANSCRIPT:Good morning, Five Minute Families. The COVID-19 virus continues to wreak havoc around the globe and has struck us at church and at home. We are in the recovery phase and are thankful that no one in our family needed to be hospitalized. We are praying for those whose lives have been affected by this… Continue Reading

Key Truths for Families – Shield of Faith

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. Before we dive into our Key Truths for Families series, we want to tell you about an exciting opportunity happening at First Baptist Church in Wartburg on Sunday evening, July 25th, 2021, starting at 6 pm. Brother Ryan Karp will be visiting and sharing his unique perspective of faith… Continue Reading

Key Truths for Families – Shoes of Peace

TRANSCRIPT: Good morning, Five Minute Families. Thank you for joining us on this next episode of the Five Minute Family devotional brought to you by Clear View Retreat. Our hearts are for your families and seeing them thrive in a world that continues to push against a Biblical view of family and Christian values. With… Continue Reading

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