God’s Stubborn Compassion for Stubborn People – Psalm 78

The overarching theme of Psalm 78 and God’s ultimate praiseworthy deed is His stubborn compassion for stubborn people. Derek Kidner, one of my favorite OT commentators, writes, “If Israel’s record is her shame, God’s persistent goodness emerges as her hope and ours for the unfinished story.” The Bible is a record of our family history. … Continue reading God’s Stubborn Compassion for Stubborn People – Psalm 78

Family Discipleship – Passing the Baton of Faith

The most perilous moment in a relay race centers on the exchange of the baton from one runner to the next. This fitting metaphor perfectly describes parenting our children. For a Christian parent, there is nothing more important than passing the baton of faith and teaching our children the praiseworthy works and powerful word of … Continue reading Family Discipleship – Passing the Baton of Faith

Dad: The Family Shepherd from Psalm 78

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