Monday, March 19, 2012

The Christian Family

The Christian Family in a Modern World

Self-help books are not shy on advice for contemporary marriage. In fact, it is common for present-day culture to advance the presumption that a happy and fulfilling marriage is ultimately defined in terms of our own self-gratification. Likewise, bookstores often dedicate entire sections of books to the topic of parenting, many of which overlook the fundamentals of childhood obedience and respect.
In his letter to the Colossians, the Apostle Paul sets forth a prototype for families to model in alignment with God’s desires for family relationships: “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything for this pleases the Lord.” This is simple, practical advice that contemporary culture often rebukes.
In the series, The Christian Family, Alistair Begg explores the practical application of these essential instructions. Listen online, on the radio, or on your mobile phone, and share this important teaching on a God-centered family with those you love.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Having Perspective in Light of Eternity

O Christian, what is our light affliction when compared to eternity? Shame on us if we murmur and complain and turn back – with heaven before our eyes! What can this vain and passing world give us better than this? This is the city of our God Himself, when He will dwell among us Himself. The glory of God shall enlighten it, and the Lamb is the light there. Truly we may say, as Mephibosheth did to David, “Let the world take all, since our Lord will come in peace.” Such is the Bible heaven, there is none other; these sayings are faithful and true, not any of them shall fail. Surely, it is worth a little pain, a little laboring, a little toil, if only we may have the lowest place in the kingdom of God.
~ J.C. Ryle

Monday, March 5, 2012

 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house,and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped.  And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Job 1:18-21

Fierce Tornadoes and the Fingers of God

Fierce Tornadoes and the Fingers of God

Pastor John Piper
“For there is hope for a tree,
    if it be cut down, that it will sprout again,
    and that its shoots will not cease.
Job 14:7 ESV