We are discussing Paul Tripp’s book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family during our Sunday Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF). At the end of the ABF, the topic of rewards came up. The discussion centered on using rewards to encourage our children to obey God’s moral law. Paul Tripp discusses rewarding our…

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God loves the orphans of this world. The Bible is very clear about this. Deuteronomy says God executes justice for the orphans. Psalm 10 recognizes God is the helper of the orphan. God instructed the people of Israel to leave a portion of their harvest for the orphans to gather, and to give alms to…

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Ok, the last post on marriage illustrated the beauty of marital love and commitment from a positive point of view. Here is a humorous look at how marital love and commitment can sadly evolve (devolve?) into carelessness. This little illustration was in the Saturday Evening Post many years ago, and I first heard it in…

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  In Sunday’s message I made these statements: “Marriage is a sacred covenant before God, and one that, when defined and pursued in accordance with His design, is ratified by Him through the establishing a sacred spiritual union. It is first and foremost a commitment to one another. A sound, healthy, and God-honoring marriage MUST…

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Ok, gentlemen! We have been discussing how to love, serve, lead and understand our wives in our marriage class during ABF. I have passed out lists of questions to ask our wives before, but here is a shorter list I ran across this week that I thought would be helpful. It was a follow up…

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