Pastor Mark’s Blog (Page 3)

Blog postings from Mark Massaro – Pastor of Children and Student Ministries at First Baptist Church, Princeton, Indiana.

Developing a Thankful Heart

Developing a Thankful Heart. November is the month of being thankful, but as believers, we know that this is not just on the third Thursday in November each year, but every day! 1 Thessalonians 5:8 goes a step further and instructs us to be thankful in everything. That’s just hard to do, isn’t it? Psalm…

Biblical Counseling Update

Pastor Mark Massaro was part of the biggest class of new certified biblical counselors. He completed his certification in January 2016, but was part of the award ceremony at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) annual conference this week in Indianapolis. Dr. Howard Eyrich, former NANC (now ACBC) director, was his mentor throughout the…

Ten Questions to Ask Your Wife

Ten Questions to Ask Your Wife “Live with your wife in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life.” 1 Peter 3:7 Our men’s ministry has been talking about stepping up and having the courage to do the…

Skipping Church

“The church is losing its young people because the parents never taught their children that it was important.” – Carl Trueman Summer vacations and spending time with your family are really important; so we do occasionally miss church services on a Sunday for special events. But is that the exception or is it normal to schedule all…

Sports Parenting Madness?

Good thoughts on how to encourage our kids to enjoy sports without being “that parent”! Here’s an article from a Youth Worker Journal I read. I’m Jack’s assistant coach for soccer this Spring and there are lots of good lessons for parents and coaches too! http://www.youthworker.com/youth-culture/stop-the-sports-parenting-madness/  

Sponsor LightSource as we Go Hungry

Support LightSource students and leaders as we Go Without Food For 30 Hours on April 29-30, 2016. Click HERE to support our team. We don’t think it’s right that nearly 8,000 kids are dying every day because of hunger — so we’re doing something about it through World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine! How the 30…

Spiritual Goals for your Family

Setting Spiritual Goals for your Family If we don’t set goals we will seldom achieve them. You have goals for your children, whether you list them or not. You want to see them learn to tie their own shoes, make a sandwich, clean up after themselves, pick out their own clothes, learn to drive, learn to…