It is Father's Day 2017 and I am away from the crew I love the most, my wife and three children. Typically, we all go together to our family cottage in Tennessee for two weeks each June. However, this year, while they were with me here in the cottage last week, numerous forces collided to … Continue reading Reflections on Being a Father
There are two primary ways to parent kids. One strategy is to focus behavior modification. This is by far the leading and most popular approach. More than anything else, behavior modification wants children to obey, or at least be quiet, or be still, or whatever will bring us peace. So we count to three, raise … Continue reading Two Very Different Parenting Strategies
Mother’s Day is tomorrow. For many, this is a day of celebration and thanksgiving. We have had wonderfully devoted, loving and sacrificial mothers. We have been blessed with children and grandchildren. Yet, for others, it is a day of deep pain, sadness and regret. Some mothers have neglected and abused their children. For these (often … Continue reading Grace for Those Who Grieve On Mother’s Day
Part 1: The Goal of Christian Parenting Part 2: Grace Grows Godliness Part 3: Redemptive Discipline Part 4: Heart Inspectors
This is message #4 in our parenting series, Generation NEXT. The focus is to be heart inspectors so that we can help our children understand, embrace and apply the grace of God in Jesus to their hearts in deep and life transforming way.
This is an emotion chart produced by The Wellspring Group. It helps us identify how we are feeling so that we can engage the heart more deeply as well as the hearts of our children. This heart engagement allows God to use our emotions to expose us to the gospel at the heart level.
Here are the eight applications from last Sunday's message, Redemptive Discipline, that relate to dealing with disobedience in light of the gospel. To listen to the message, just go here. Recognize the wisdom of the parenting pyramid Equip for what we require Expect first time obedience Consider context Provide an appeal process Discern the diff … Continue reading 8 Applications from Last Sunday’s Message
This is message #3 in our parenting series, Generation NEXT. Lots of application in light of the gospel that I hope will be helpful.
This is message #2 is our sermon series, Generation NEXT.
Mother's Day is tomorrow. For many, this is a day of celebration and thanksgiving. We have had wonderfully devoted, loving and sacrificial mothers. We have been blessed with children and grandchildren. Yet, for others, it is a day of deep pain, sadness and regret. Some mothers have neglected and abused their children. For these (often … Continue reading Grace for Those Who Grieve on Mother’s Day
The ESV Study Bible provides a helpful description of the historical and biblical context for this Sunday's Creekstone message, which is part 2 in our series, Generation NEXT. Our focus passage will be Titus 2:11-14. During a post-Acts missionary journey, Paul had visited the island of Crete, resulting in the establishment of new churches. In … Continue reading Context for Sunday’s Creekstone Message