How a husband loves his wife

Scripture makes very clear what a husband’s responsibility to his wife is: “Husbands, love your wives just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in […]

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Pure Life Conference

After I graduated from college, a friend and I took a few days to go camping and hiking in the Great Smokey Mountains.  One night as we were setting up camp, a similarly aged young man walked over to us from a neighboring site.  Conversation eventually drifted toward faith and Christ and as we talked […]

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What leadership is not

Last week I alluded to a blog post about what submission is not.  Here is a good reflection on what leadership (particularly in the home) is not.  Leadership is not: Simply or singularly a man’s issue Elevating Loud Prideful A call to be master Limiting Mindless Weakening Autonomous Self-Focused [Beggar To Beggar.] Again, a helpful […]

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Sunday Leftovers(2/13/11)

Blogger Ian Vaillancourt recently wrote: Give us men! This is what our world needs. Men who follow Christ and lead in the home and in the church…by laying down their lives for the men and women they lead. Give us men! Give us churches filled with these kinds of men who show the beauty of […]

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Sermon leftovers (1/30/11)

To answer the question “How does a man love his wife?” the question “How has Christ loved the church?” must be answered first. What follows is a list of some of the ways in which Christ has loved His church to accomplish her purity and sanctification (please note that this list is not exhaustive). He […]

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How a man loves his wife

Paul tells us that to love his wife, a man gives himself to his wife.  Peter tells us that he knows her exceedingly well.  He knows her dreams, fears, desires, hopes, longings, strengths, and weaknesses.  He knows how to serve her and minister to her and how to lead her spiritually. This does not happen […]

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Grab bag

Russell Moore answers the question, “Is My Music Warping My Child?” Two points he makes, and one reaction of my own — Lyrics are influential — they shape the way we think about the issues of life, so liberty cannot be applied indiscriminately to music choices. Music becomes a parent’s opportunity to be intentional about […]

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After the wedding

Having conducted a wedding this afternoon, I’m still thinking about some of the things I wanted to communicate about God and marriage to the couple and to those in attendance. Taking my thoughts primarily from Ephesians 5, I addressed the couple (particularly the husband) and exhorted them to follow the example of Christ in His […]

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