Anything “new” can seem very appealing. However, as the Apostle Paul cautioned his young protégé Timothy, our belief and teaching must always be founded on the timeless truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From 2 Timothy 3, Alistair Begg emphasizes the importance of continuing onward in faith, trusting in the Scriptures and following the examples of godly leaders.
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
Teenagers (and children of all ages) have questions that today's adults did not experience in the past. Facing a crisis of understanding who they are, children are crying out for someone to say "stop" and put up parameters. Gather your children and join us for teaching on the instruction and incentive every teenager needs.
A child's favorite Bible verse may be "Fathers do not embitter your children". The father's task of raising a child can be difficult. How can a father keep his children from becoming frustrated, feeling unwanted and becoming embittered? Join us as Pastor Begg provides thought provoking insight regarding the key to turning discouragement into encouragement.
In truly Christian families, each member affirms that "Jesus is Lord." Husbands and wives display their love for the Lord Jesus in giving themselves wholeheartedly to the privileges and responsibilities of marriage. Children also display their understanding of Jesus’ Lordship by respecting and obeying their parents. When everyone in the family follows this biblical mandate it makes for healthy churches and stable societies. This study from Colossians 3 will help you communicate the gospel to your family, friends and neighbors by living out the Lordship of Jesus in your home.
Look back on your life, and you may quickly recall the tremendous impact your mother made on your life and home. Alistair Begg presents a biblical perspective on the life-changing potential of women who are wholly devoted to God.
Series: Parental Priorities
"My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God."
Derek Kidner, in his wonderful little commentary, says the book of Proverbs "performs the function of putting godliness ...
The cry of Rachel for physical children should be more than matched by the believer's longing for spiritual children. Our great object in living is to glorify God, and we mainly achieve this end by the winning of souls. We must see souls born unto God. If we do not win souls, we should mourn as the farmer who sees no harvest, as the fisherman who returns to his cottage with an empty net, or as the hunter who has roamed in vain over hill and dale. Ours should be Isaiah's language uttered with many a sigh and groan—"who has ...
Being a father can provide constant challenges, especially when trying to find the right balance between giving discipline and giving grace. One child may become exasperated by certain elements of correction while another may need diligent instruction. In the end, a father’s love for his child must remain unconditional in the same way our Heavenly Father’s love is unconditional toward His children. A father or mother may not even see the benefits of loving in this way until they see their child united with Christ for all of eternity.
Series: The Christian Family