by Ben Bailie I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. -1 Corinthians 9:22 Editor: this post originally appeared on The Company Of Pastors. What do a 1920s Canadian-American actress, a 1950s “Eastern” mystic-plumber, and a 1970s pro wrestler named “Big Daddy” all have in common? All were of… Read More How Martyn Lloyd-Jones Helps Me Be A Better Daddy
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” -Matthew 7:15 In Peter’s second letter we read the following concerning false teachers: But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying… Read More False Teacher Arithmetic
by David Murray I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. -Psalm 49:4 Editor: this post originally appeared on HeadHeartHand. What would you think if your Dad addressed you 23 times “My son, my son, my son…” and so on. It would get your attention… Read More 23 Passionate Appeals From A Father’s Heart
by Nicholas T. Batzig My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. -James 5:19-20 Editor: this post originally appeared at Feeding On Christ. Of… Read More What Should We Do When They Stray?
Editor: an earlier version of this post originally appeared on The Youth Ministry Blog in February of 2015. In my last post I used the metaphor of a tumor to describe an unhealthy youth ministry in contrast to the Bible’s imagery for the “church body.” In this follow-up post I want to highlight some of the… Read More Youth Ministry? That’s Not In The Bible!
God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. -1 Corinthians 12:24-26 Editor: a version… Read More A Tumor on The Body
by Charlie Self Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4 Editor: this post originally appeared at the Acton Institute Power Blog. The spate of Planned Parenthood videos raises many issues, one of which is the importance of nurturing the lives… Read More Insights On Parental Discipleship-Nurture In The Economy Of Love
by Michael Lawrence These words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. -Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Editor: this post originally… Read More Book Review: Family Driven Faith, by Voddie Baucham
by Greg Gibson And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherd-teachers to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ -Ephesians 4:11-12 Editor: a version of this post originally appeared at The Veritas Network. The following is an overview of some of the challenges of present day… Read More The Family-Equipping Youth Ministry
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful… Read More A Humble Authority