The goal of Christian parenting, quite simply, is for fathers to lead their children to another Father. In order to do this, fathers must prioritise the gospel. In the text before us, Paul give two commands that, if obeyed, provide a framework for gospel-driven parenting: First, don’t stir them up; and, second, do build them up. Fathers do so by pointing their children to the Lord. If fathers will faithfully lead their children to the Father, at least four things are required: (1) Fathers must be present; (2) fathers must not provoke; (3) fathers must parent; and (4) fathers must pray.
This series comprises the sermons preached at BBC during an exposition of the book of Ephesians.
|Far and Near, Wide and Deep (Acts 19:1–41)||Doug Van Meter||6 September 2015||Listen|
|God’s New Community (Ephesians 1:1–3)||Doug Van Meter||20 September 2015||Listen|
|Salvation Appointed; Bless God for Election (Ephesians 1:4–6)||Doug Van Meter||27 September 2015||Listen|
|Salvation Accomplished; Praise God for Redemption (Ephesians 1:7–10)||Doug Van Meter||11 October 2015||Listen|
|Salvation Applied; Praise God for Predestination (Ephesians 1:11–14)||Doug Van Meter||18 October 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God (Ephesians 1:15–17)||Doug Van Meter||1 November 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God, Together (Ephesians 1:15–18)||Doug Van Meter||8 November 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God, Knowing Your Identity (Ephesians 1:18–21)||Doug Van Meter||15 November 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God, Showing God (Ephesians 1:22–23)||Doug Van Meter||22 November 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God, Maximising Church (Ephesians 1:22–23)||Doug Van Meter||29 November 2015||Listen|