“HOW SHOULD MEN LEAD THEIR FAMILIES?” by Joel R. Beeke Book Review by Peter Lindstrom How Should Men Lead Their Families? is a good, short read that provides a framework for the husband/father to cultivate what it means to be an image-bearer of Christ. "...And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its Creator." Col. 3:10 (ESV) Pastor Beeke begins with the story of missionary John Paton in the context of his father's spiritual direction. … Read More →
Digital Dangers versus Family Discipleship
CULTIVATING LINKS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH [tweet_dis]As we seek to cultivate our families spiritually, we need to be aware of the digital dangers that can spoil them rotten.[/tweet_dis] How are our families doing in this area? If we feel at least a twinge of conviction that just maybe there’s some “Roundup” inadvertently poisoning our family spiritual growth, check out these links. As someone I'm sure once said, "Sometimes we don’t always have a keen observation of the obvious.” And this … Read More →
Book Review: Blame It On The Brain?
BLAME IT ON THE BRAIN? BY EDWARD T. WELCH [REVIEWED by Peter J. Lindstrom] As a parent and leader in the church, Blame It On The Brain? comes with high recommendations to help orient us how we should approach difficulty situations. And these difficult situations, at times, seem to show up everywhere, including when we are doing our ONE Thing in our homes. In my time of family worship last night, for example, how do I respond to a child as he creates a disturbance? To be sure, the age of … Read More →
Buckle Up-It’s The Truth
Put on the Whole Armor of God Keep Calm and Carry On THE BELT OF TRUTH What is truth? How do we know truth…from error? And why is truth important? In order to stand against the forces of evil, the Apostle Paul requires us to wear the whole armor of God. And Paul begins in Ephesians 6:14 with this command: “Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth…” (ESV) Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth…(Eph. 6:14; ESV). STAND … Read More →
How to stand against the schemes of the Devil?
First, Be. Then Do. When we think of this question, “How to stand against the schemes of the Devil in the New Year?” we might first think of what we must do. Remember the story of Elisha and his servant and how the Syrians surrounded them in the city of Dothan (2 Kings 6). Elisha’s servant cries out to Elisha: Alas, my master! What shall we do?” But before you start thinking about doing something, the Apostle Paul would have you think differently. Instead, be. Be who you are in the … Read More →
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