The Vocation of Parenting & the Local Church

Although every volume of The Gospel for Life Series has been sitting on my office bookshelf for around a year, I read my first one (The Gospel & Marriage) only two weeks ago. Each book is small (about 100 pages) and follows the same structure of five chapters answering the same five questions: What are …

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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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How We Live (part four) | Colossians 3:18-4:1

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by …

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V. Honor | Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 ESV In our study of the Ten Commandments, we enter now the second table of commands. Commandments 1-4 comprise the first table, which describes how we are to love God, …

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Discipline Is More Than the Rod

In Ephesians 6:4, the Apostle Paul commands fathers to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the LORD. Correct them. Teach them. What’s so hard about that? Proverbs, particularly and repeatedly, reminds us of the corrective role in parenthood through the rod. “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves …

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