Your Child Is Human (& 14 Other Parenting Principles)

As parents, we are commanded to raise our children “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). But how do we do that? You see, everyone goes through life with a set of guiding principles and presumptions. The big question, however, is whether we recognize them or not. My wife and I have …

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Kids Need Genealogies

For a while, my daughter only wanted to listen to Ruth and Jonah in the car. Both books are short and using a dramatized audio Bible (this one) made them into immersive experiences. Jonah is obviously captivating for the frightening storm and unexpected fish, and while not as action-packed, Ruth contains a large amount of …

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How to Support Missions & Be Missional at Home

2020 has been significantly more homebound than previous years due to COVID-19, which included for many churches the cancellation of planned mission work. Our church was among that number, so for November (which we designate as Missions Month), we are focusing on the topic of Missions at Home. To coincide with this theme, I gave …

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Sermon Series

Children & Parents | Ephesians 6:1-4

DOWNLOAD PDF Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in …

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The Pilgrim’s Playlist

Unless the LORD Builds the House | Psalm 127

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children …

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Don’t Have the Sex Talk With Your Kids

My first child is yet to be born, and I'm already dreading THE talk. Which is why my wife and I have decided not to have the sex talk with our children; instead, we want to have many talks with our kids, often including sex in the discussion. Easier said than done!, you might say. I know …

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Brain Death, Encouragement, & Prayer (Nov. 25, 2016)

Here are a few articles that are worth reading from this week. Words We Dread to Hear After spending several weeks with my father in the Trauma ICU (and sitting in the Neuro ICU as I write this), I've unfortunately witnessed families receive this heart-breaking news. Encouraging One Another In your short life, you have …

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