Recently I led a group of men through a study of Psalm 71 on "What do you hope for and what do you live for?" The Psalmist prays: "So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those … Continue reading Do Not Forsake Me Until I…
There is something exciting about being in a crowd. A crowd came from Jerusalem to greet him… to welcome him into the great city of David as the long anticipated Messiah… the deliverer for whom they had hoped. But Jesus rides into Jerusalem in a manner that shatters the expectations of his people of their … Continue reading Welcoming the King on Palm Sunday
Here's a brief outline with a few questions that I put together as a resource for our young parents. Click on the link below that contains a pdf file on: Commending What We Cherish - Psalm 145
I read this blog entry from the Verge Network this morning and highly recommend this short interview with Paul Tripp. There is also a written synopsis of the interview. http://www.vergenetwork.org/2012/09/19/how-can-children-be-included-in-missional-living-paul-tripp/
Here’s a question I have asked myself on occasion while raising my children in terms of my desires, hopes and dreams for them. It comes from Susan Hunt in her book Your Home: A Place of Grace: “Would you be satisfied with children who are well behaved, who avoid drugs, who graduate from college, marry … Continue reading With what would you be satisfied?
Psalm 78 offers a simple guideline for all of us moms and dads in nurturing in our children a love for the Lord. I. Model the truths of God's Word (Believe and model the gospel.) An Old Testament Model for Contemporary Moms and Dads David shepherded and guided the people of God (Psalm 78:72) HOW? … Continue reading Dad: The Family Shepherd from Psalm 78
This week Chris Ammen, our Children's Ministries Director, ask me a number of questions. Here's the first installment.
Mary Ann Faulkner Thomson wrote the hymn, “O Zion Haste Thy Mission High Fulfilling” in 1871. One of her stanzas goes like this: “Give of thy sons to bear the message glorious, Give of thy wealth to speed them on their way, Pour out thy soul for them in prayer victorious, And all thou spendest … Continue reading Women Who Impacted the World for Christ – Clara Elliot
If you have, here's a great piece on it from Dr. Richard Pratt who preached this past Sunday at Trinity. All you have to to is click this link: http://thirdmill.org/why-do-we-baptize-our-children Throughout the history of Christianity, faithful and sincere Christians have disagreed over who should be baptized. Should it be believers only? Or should we baptize … Continue reading Have You Ever Wondered About The Biblical Basis for Infant Baptism?
This coming weekend we celebrate Mother's Day. It is fitting that we pray to our faithful God that He might "turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers" (Malachi 4:6). This coming weekend is an opportunity for us to take time out to honor our … Continue reading The Value of a Heaven-Inspired, Praying Mother