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Gospel Shaped Home
21 minutes | 3 days ago
Praying Big, Bold, Biblical Prayers for the Next Generation
As parents, we have massive influence in the lives of our children but the most important things we hope to see accomplished in their lives are beyond our ability to accomplish. So we must pray.
20 minutes | 16 days ago
Five Key Skills
Part of raising our children "in the discipline and instruction of the Lord" means proactively equipping them with skills they'll need to grow as disciples of Jesus.
11 minutes | 2 months ago
Four Seasons of Opportunity
Disciple-making always takes time, and as parents, our task is to recognize and take advantage of the daily opportunities God gives us in each season of parenting.
9 minutes | 2 months ago
Three Areas of Transformation
As parents, our goal isn't behavior modification or mere information transmission. Depending on God's Spirit, and trusting the power of His Word, we pursue faith-fueled life transformation in our children's lives.
11 minutes | 3 months ago
One Shared Goal
When it comes to the discipleship of the next generation, parents are primary, but the local church also has a crucial role to play. Training the next generation to trust and treasure the Savior really is a partnership between church and home.
13 minutes | 4 months ago
Discipleship Isn't (Just) a Part of Your Parenting
Discipleship is bringing all of life into conformity with Jesus' authority. It's constantly relying on His presence and power and doing everything for His glory. So, while discipleship in the home isn't less than Bible time, prayer, singing, and church engagement, it is so much more.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Parenting Is Hard, But God Provides Help
Oftentimes the biggest obstacle to our parenting is...ourselves! But God gives grace to help in time of need through a variety of channels.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
God's Goodness & The Atmosphere of Parental Authority
In Genesis 1, we learn of God's authority in the context of God's goodness, and that should shape the way we represent God in our use of parental authority.
19 minutes | 5 months ago
Parents, Remember His Mercy
In order to faithfully represent the God of mercy to our children, we ourselves are in desperate need of His mercy. Good thing He is "rich in mercy!"
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Rest For Weary Parents
The aim of parenting is disciple-making, and we can only pursue that goal with joy and patience as we rest in God's abiding presence and power.
13 minutes | 5 months ago
Control Isn't Enough (Part 2)
Real change happens when our kids come to face-to-face with the depths of their sin, and learn to cast themselves on God's rich mercy in Jesus.
9 minutes | 6 months ago
Control Isn't Enough (Part 1)
Control is not the goal! God's intention is for us to be tools in His hand to produce heart and life change in our kids' lives.
14 minutes | 6 months ago
Helping our children see and treasure the worth of God is the key to real and lasting change in their lives (and don't forget that the false gods we give our hearts to don't have to be made of wood and stone!).
13 minutes | 6 months ago
Shaping Character By Directing Worship
Our children's behavior is going to be shaped by whatever controls their hearts. And God gives parents the privilege of helping their kids see that connection over and over.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
If we want to communicate the glories of the gospel to our children, we have to be shaped by the gospel ourselves, which means, among other things, regularly dying to our own desires.
15 minutes | 6 months ago
Foolishness: The Danger Within
Gospel parenting requires that we as parents remember that all of our children's foolish thoughts, words, and actions flow from the foolishness in their hearts. With God's help, our task is to help our kids see the sin in their own hearts so that they will trust the wisdom of God.
20 minutes | 6 months ago
Authority Work As Gospel Work
Helping your children recognize authority as a good gift from God, and their inclination to resist it, is closely connected to helping them understand their need for the Savior.
11 minutes | 7 months ago
Parenting Is A Rescue Mission
Because our children are lost, gospel parenting doesn't stop with addressing behaviors, but seeks to deal with the spiritual sickness of sin (and the gospel is the only remedy!).
13 minutes | 7 months ago
Fishing (For Men) With Your Children
Involving and leading your kids in outreach to others is an important aspect of discipleship in the home.
13 minutes | 7 months ago
Change Is A Process, Not An Event
Because transformation happens progressively, and often slowly, we have to be committed to long-view parenting.
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