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.
|The Dynamics of Change (Ephesians 4:22–24)||Doug Van Meter||16 October 2016||Listen|
|A Community of Trust (Ephesians 4:25)||Doug Van Meter||13 November 2016||Listen|
|Cool It (Ephesians 4:26–27)||Doug Van Meter||20 November 2016||Listen|
|Mind the Gap (Ephesians 4:26–27)||Doug Van Meter||27 November 2016||Listen|
|Mind Your Business (Ephesians 4:28)||Doug Van Meter||5 December 2016||Listen|
|Mind Your Manners (Ephesians 4:29–30)||Doug Van Meter||22 January 2017||Listen|
|A Useful Community (Ephesians 4:31–32)||Doug Van Meter||5 February 2017||Listen|
|Walking in Love through a World Walking in Lust (Ephesians 5:1–7)||Doug Van Meter||12 February 2017||Listen|
|This Little Light of Mine (Ephesians 5:8–14)||Doug Van Meter||19 February 2017||Listen|
|Living Wisely (Ephesians 5:17–19)||Doug Van Meter||12 March 2017||Listen|