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 Olivet Discourse: An Overview (Matthew 24:1–28)||Doug Van Meter||7 December 2003||Listen|
|Apocalypse Then (Matthew 24:4–14)||Doug Van Meter||14 December 2003||Listen|
|Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:15–21)||Doug Van Meter||18 January 2004||Listen|
|Great Tribulation II (Matthew 24:22–28)||Doug Van Meter||25 January 2004||Listen|
|Great Tribulation III (Matthew 24:29–30)||Doug Van Meter||1 February 2004||Listen|
|Great Tribulation IV (Matthew 24:31–35)||Doug Van Meter||1 February 2004||Listen|
|Whose World Is It Anyway? (Matthew 24:30)||Doug Van Meter||8 February 2004||Listen|
|The Certainty of Christ's Coming (Matthew 24:36–51)||Doug Van Meter||15 February 2004||Listen|
|Introducing Revelation (Revelation 1:1)||Doug Van Meter||28 November 2004||Listen|
|Revelation: The Prologue (Revelation 1:1-3)||Doug Van Meter||5 December 2004||Listen|