Shooting for the Mark

SFTM-CoverThumbThe time our children have in our home is fleeting.

Our charge as parents is to prepare them to live as godly adults before the Lord.  For most of them, God’s plan will include marriage, a relationship that will shape the rest of their life and possibly future generations.

Shooting for the Mark lays out a spiritual roadmap by which we can focus on essential goals and character qualities we should seek to instill in our children before they leave our home as adults.

Shooting for the Mark is designed to be straightforward, a tool for family and personal devotion, and application-driven.  If the Lord has blessed you with arrows, make sure you are shooting for the mark.

To learn more, click here to preview the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapter 22.

Shooting for the Mark can be purchased for $8.50 plus shipping & handling by visiting the Bookstore.  All proceeds from sales will be directed to The Anchor Missionary Baptist Church building fund.  Bulk discounts can be arranged by contacting Pastor Keen at:

Sermon Notes for Kids

It is important for parents to teach their children to reverence the assembly of God’s people, especially the preaching of God’s Holy Word.  Every parent understands the challenges of keeping children engaged in the message, especially when they are younger.  To that end, David and Sacha Woodard developed these wonderful sermon note outlines for children.  There are three different outlines designed for different ages.  The downloads can be printed on a 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper and then cut in half to use for two different messages.  This is a great way to help your child to develop the habit of actively listening to the Word of God and letting the truth interact with their heart.  Thanks to David and Sacha for sharing!


Preschool/Early Elementary Sermon Notes.

Elementary Sermon Notes.

Jr. High/High School Sermon Notes.

Biblical Parenting Series

Parenting is both an opportunity and a challenge.  Any parent who takes the task seriously knows the dangers of failure and yearns for solid guidance.  Parenting theories abound in the world and change frequently.  God, who is also a Father, entrusted us with our children and provides this solid guidance in His Word.  This series is an attempt to reveal some of the timeless truths of parenting found in the Bible.

These lessons are audio recordings of our Tuesday night studies over an eight week span.  Each lesson addresses different aspects of parenting.  Listen to the whole series or pick and choose according to your interests.  Lesson One includes a .pdf file with an outline of the first six lessons.  Lesson Seven also contains a .pdf file with an outline of the last two lessons.  Click here to go to the Biblical Parenting 2012 series.  You can also click on specific lessons below to go directly to the audio recording or outline.

  • Lesson 1 – Training up a Child
  • Lesson 2 – God’s Design for the Home
  • Lesson 3 – Don’t Provoke to Anger – Part 1
  • Lesson 4 – Don’t Provoke to Anger – Part 2
  • Lesson 5 – Respect, Love, Discipline, Instruction
  • Lesson 6 – Various Topics
  • Lesson 7 – Shooting for the Mark – Raising Men
  • Lesson 8 – Shooting for the Mark – Raising Women

Two Great Blogs for Women

As I’ve looked at the site statistics over the past few months, I’ve noticed that a significant number of downloads come from the Women’s Lessons page.  There is definitely a hunger among Christian women for godly teaching addressing the needs they face every day.  That is why I’d like to use this update to highlight two blogs written by women I have a great deal of respect for: my wife, Mary, and our good friend, Jenna Johnson.

A Good Mess

A brand new blog hosted by my wife, Mary, a full-time homeschooling mother of four children, and a pastor’s wife.  Her blog focuses on finding Christ in the midst of marriage, parenting, and homeschooling.  She also plans to discuss homeschooling methods and material.

To Heaven and Back

A blog written by Jenna Johnson, a full-time mother of two boys, and a pastor’s wife.  Her blog focuses on many of the blessings and challenges she faces in life.  She is a very gifted writer who writes with refreshing honesty and a heart for the Lord.