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The purpose of Family Connection is to connect parents with their students. This blog will discuss everything from the students' weekly small group lessons to current events in an effort to equip parents with tools to engage and grow together with their kids as a family.
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  • Oct24Mon

    Suffering Well/ 1 Peter 4:12-19

    October 24, 2016

    Suffering Well.
    How is that even possible to suffer well? 

    Wouldn't it be great to know the end game? To know what happens at the end of the line? This question is asked by many Christians because we ask this question hoping for relief on this temporary place we call home. But, God has told us in His Word that this place is not our home. We...
  • Embrace Suffering

    1 Peter 4:1-11 October 18, 2016 by Dale Vaughn
    Embrace Suffering.

    When we hear those words, we equate them with phrases such as the following:
    Fall in a hole...
    Walk in front of a car...
    Drink poison...
    Why? Because who wants to embrace suffering??

    The problem with that mindset is the American Culture and Satan have convinced
    us to run from suffering and embrace pleasure. So what gives? Why...
  • Rabbit trail time!

    This devotion is focused on why our suffering shouldn't hinder our service but I would like to focus in on a particular verse in this passage. 1 Peter 3:15 talks about how we should give an answer (defend) for the hope that we have in Christ through humility and gentleness.

    The problem is Christians notoriously read this...
  • "Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us together today. That bwessed awangement of wove, twue wove..."- Princess Bride

    (I apologize. I love that movie.)
    Marriage seems like an odd thing to teach middle and high schoolers. They are not ready for that "adult" stuff right? Oddly enough, now is the time it should be taught. See Peter was not just...
  • Living life is hard enough.
    Living as strangers can be even harder. 
    This is what God has asked us to do. Live as strangers in a land we are so attached to. Our sin connects us to a place filled with selfish desires and everything that encourages going against God. But, as Christians, our job is to just that, So how do we attempt to live as...
  • Therefore...
    Most of the time when we see that word in scripture we zoom right on by it without understanding what it really means. Therefore serves as a bridge. It simply means "because of this, so this". So what is this therefore connecting?

    It is connecting the thought that because we as believers have heard the gospel, are born again and are...
  • Sep12Mon

    Be Holy/ 1 Peter 1:13-23

    September 12, 2016
    Filed Under:
    Small Group (Sunday School) Devotionals
    Being holy is easier said than done. The problem is, we really do not have any understanding of what it means to "be holy". Try to imagine complete sinlessness and perfection.

    Close your eyes and picture that. I'll wait...

    Did you picture it? Of course you didn't! Why? Because we genuinely have no clue what holiness looks like. We have never...
  • Good morning HGBC Parents!

    I hope everyone had a great weekend! This is our first entry and the beginning of our new study in student small groups. The high school uses this curriculum specifically, but these lessons are for all families to grow together.
    As you will see, the lessons are laid out as such:
    1. Reading the Bible together,
    2....
  • Aug30Tue

    First Things First

    August 30, 2016
    Hello Parents!
    Whether you are new to HG Student Ministry or have been here for a while, I (Josh) want to welcome you to the beginning of what I pray is a new chapter in the life of our church's student ministry and the church itself.