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It’s that beloved time of year when families gather together to celebrate the joyous birth of our Savior.

Matthew 1:23:

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

There is much wisdom to be gleaned from Scripture. Indeed, the Christmas season is a time when we should all pause to consider how to incorporate Biblical principles into our life.

As parents, we can eagerly look for practical ways to plant the seeds of the Word in our children. In order to be effective, however, we must meet children on their intellectual level. We must teach in a manner that resonates with the adolescent.

Studies reveal that most children are visual learners first and auditory learners second – unless, of course, you slip up and drop an F-bomb in their presence while yelling at your fellow motorists on the roadways of this great country, America.

That’s right. You can tell your kid 20 times to”flush it down when it’s brown.” He won’t remember until he’s in his mid-20s and (hopefully) in a house of his own. But God forbid you call that jackass who’s doing 40mph in the fast lane with his turn signal on a “potty” word! You’ll never hear the end of it – especially from your wife.

But we digress.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20:

“For do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?”

What does it mean to treat the body like a temple?

  1. Eat good food, not crap.
  2. Exercise beyond the first two weeks of January, you resolution-breaking lardo!
  3. And most importantly, air your temple out from time to time.

Need some helpful inspiration? Note how the gentleman in the following video demonstrates for his children the ease with which shorts-staining physical exertion and “temple airing” can be achieved.

Ah, the sounds of Christmas.

This lesson in spiritual maturity and good parenting was brought to you by the Hammer and Nigel Show.