"To glorify God and enjoy Him forever" - that's our purpose in life, as described in the Westminster Catechism. But how do we fulfill that purpose? Godly character is the key, as Paul explains in Titus 2:6-10 in his instructions for younger men and women and slaves. Moral purity and self-discipline in the lives of His servants make the gospel beautiful and His Word respected in the world around us.
Series: Get It Right, Volume 2
Speaker Voddie Baucham of Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas, introduced the topic of “Family Shepherds” at one of several breakout sessions held during the first day of the Basics 2012 Pastor’s Conference at Parkside Church. Voddie Baucham presented four key attributes of the often overlooked role of fathers: the necessity of family discipleship and evangelism, the need for marriage enrichment, the importance of child training, and the need to have a reflective time of lifestyle evaluation.
Browse through a book on leadership, and you may read that good leaders are marked by giftedness, personality, and organizational skills. But when Paul urged Titus to see that elders were appointed in the church at Crete, he provided a very different list of qualifications. In this study in Titus 1:5-9, we learn that the elders should be men whose lives are submitted to the word of God who shepherd the church by teaching and guarding the truth.
Series: Get It Right, Volume 1
“The bride belongs to the bridegroom.” (John 3:29) In this tender metaphor Jesus refers to the church as His bride. One day He will return for her. Now is the time of preparation. In this message we’ll learn what Christ expects upon His return and how we can make ourselves ready.
Wives submit to your husbands. This portion of Scripture is greatly misunderstood by both men and women. Did God create a wife to be inferior to her husband? Join us as Alistair teaches from Paul's letter defining the true meaning of God's instruction.
As a husband, a man is to love his wife and be the head of the family. Love is not an emotion or feeling that goes away over time. Love is realistic, sacrificial, purposeful, and where one willfully loves without conditions. Join us for part one in a message titled The Biblical Pattern For Husbands as Alistair expounds on biblical principles and provide a comparison to today’s cultural standards for husbands
Men tend to build up walls that no one can penetrate and believe they need to be a rock and an island. These actions can render to a wife a lack of consideration and communication. So how do men keep their marriage from decaying and becoming insensitive, non-romantic, with no communication? Join us for part two of The Biblical Pattern For Husbands as we turn to scripture for a self-examination that is of paramount importance for every husband and future groom to be.
Marriage and family life are active discussion topics in today's world. Secular viewpoints continue to press for the destruction of the traditional family. What was once considered living in sin is becoming accepted by society. Our internal confusion and external confrontations with regards to the pattern for marriage and family life can lead to a lack of confidence in what one believes. Listen today as Alistair Begg begins part one on these relevant and paramount topics.
In Mark 12:18-27, the Sadducees take their turn trying to catch Jesus in his words. Jesus' response revealed that, like those who had come before, their cynicism was founded on a spiritual problem: they did not believe their own scriptures or understand the power of God.
As Jesus responds to the Sadducees in Mark 12, He shows how the very scriptures they believe hold proof of the resurrection. Knowing God's power and the truth of the Bible will give us a correct view of the believer's future in heaven.