When a man senses a primary God-given responsibility for… the spiritual life of the family gathering the family for devotions, taking them to church, calling for prayer at meals, for the discipline and education of the children, the stewardship of money, the provision of food, the safety of the home, the healing of discord, he … Continue reading MEN: How is God calling you to lead your family?
What does it look like to live as a family for others? As THE MAN for others, Jesus saved us rather than Himself at the cross and, “every time we reflect on the cross, Christ seems to be saying to us, ‘I am here for you. It is your sin I am bearing, your curse … Continue reading A Family for Others from Philippians 2
Every Christian parent desires to see their children embracing a vibrant faith in Jesus and serving well His kingdom purpose throughout their lives (3 John 4; Acts 13:36). To this end, our children’s ministry recently hosted a number of parents from both inside and outside our church to hear noted speaker and best-selling author, Vicki … Continue reading Three Family Faith Busters
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
Proverbs 3:27 – “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” Leaders in Christ’s church are usually working to apply the gospel of grace in all manner of conflicts. It could be a struggling marriage. Or, it could be a conflict due to … Continue reading When it is in your power to do it!
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
Parents worthy of honor pass on to their children a legacy of the faithfulness of God in their family’s life and pilgrimage. Example of Joshua and his memorial stones. Joshua 4:7 declares God’s intent in having Joshua make this memorial: “So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever.” We must … Continue reading Grace to Fulfill Our Parental Calling #4