Free MacArthur audio book

Each month Christian Audio makes a book available for free and this month’s book is an excellent title by John MacArthur, Being A Dad Who Leads.  This is a perfect book this month for fathers, as Father’s Day is in a little more than two weeks.  If you are a Dad, why don’t you listen […]

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What kind of Father do you have?

Today is Father’s Day.  What kind of father do you have?  Did he mentor you?  Did he offer good advice?  Did he take an interest in you and give you direction and wise counsel as you considered major life decisions?  Did he provide financially and physically for you?  Did he protect you from harm?  Did […]

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Grab bag

Some helpful articles from around the Internet.  This week’s articles focus mainly on the topics of technology and counseling: Timothy Raymond has a list of “20 Things Pastors Hear in Counseling.” How many of these are you equipped to help people address biblically? John Piper reminds us why the Psalms are so significant in counseling […]

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Dad, the family nurturer

When we read Paul’s words to the Ephesians carefully, his instruction to fathers makes us shake our heads and wonder, “Did I hear that correctly?” The word for “bring them up” in 6:4 is the same word as “nourish” in 5:29 — it has the idea of tender care and feeding, like a mother providing […]

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One thought to prepare for Sunday

Thinking about Sunday and beginning to prepare my heart for the message from the Word of God, I remembered this statement from John Piper about the responsibility of a father to his family: A famous cigarette billboard pictures a curly-headed, bronze-faced, muscular macho with a cigarette hanging out the side of his mouth. The sign […]

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A father’s role

When I was in seminary, I had a professor who regularly would abbreviate or even forgo the Greek lesson for the day and offer some form of pastoral advice.  One day, the advice went this way:  “When you get in a church, spend your time with men.  Be a man’s man and work to build […]

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Wanna date my daughters???

Thabiti Anyabwile’s friend Fred Zaspel has an insightful funny bone when it comes to thinking about dating his daughters. First, Dad has some rules about life and the young man who might want to date his daughters (click the picture):   And then he has a helpful application (click the picture): Amidst the humorous manner […]

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The kind of Father God is

I didn’t have time to develop this thought fully in my sermon yesterday morning, but here are some Scriptures to stimulate your thinking about the kind of Father God is to His children: He is compassionate toward our needs (whether it is sin or difficulty; 2 Thess. 2:16-17) We are recipients of His mercy — […]

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Singleness and Children

Al Mohler always has keen insights into cultural issues and how a believer should view new happenings as they occur.  Yesterday he responded to a report from England that many single women are now becoming mothers through artificial insemination — and at much earlier ages (20s and early 30s) than ever before.  The entire blog […]

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A small grab bag

Here, in no particular order, and with little comment, are a few articles and blogs that I’ve come across this week that were of varying kinds of interest to me.  They all triggered thoughts that warranted more extended discussion, but I just haven’t had the time to think them all through yet… John Ensor, “Magnifying […]

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Sunday Leftovers (6/15/08)

Galatians says much about the Fatherhood of God, but not everything. One more truth that is found elsewhere is this: God loves and is (and always will be) “well-pleased” with His Son (2 Pt. 1:17); we are in His Son (Eph. 1:17; Col. 2:20) — therefore He loves us with a Son-like love! The pleasure […]

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What makes a good home?

In his sermon, “The Pastor as Son of an Earthly Father,” D. A. Carson says this: “The worst kind of home to be brought up in is the one with many pretensions and low performance.The best kind of home to be brought up in is the one with few pretensions and high performance.” The entire […]

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How a Boy Becomes a Man

In a two-part commentary two years ago, Al Mohler noted 13 marks of manhood — 13 qualities that not only signify that transition has taken place from boyhood to manhood, but also 13 targets for fathers to take aim at in the process of discipling their children. While he provides comment with each one, simply […]

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