Episode 113: How can I stop blowing up at my kids?

Episode highlights:
– Apply the biblical principle of “putting off” and “putting on” in the realms of your worship and behavior.
– Discern what you’re worshiping in those moments – what do you want so badly that you’re willing to sin to get it and sin if you don’t get it?
– Grow in your worship of the Lord Jesus by meditating on the gospel daily.
– Identify the typical “pressure cooker” times of the day when you are most likely to be tempted.
– Prepare for temptation by praying, reviewing Scripture, and deciding how you will respond to the pressure.

Episode 112: How should we respond to objections about God “killing” people while requiring us to value life?

Highlights:
– The implication is that God is a hypocrite for taking life while expecting man to preserve life. The real question is, who has the right to give and take life – man or God?
– As the Creator of all things, God owns all life.
– God has the absolute right to give and take life.
– Man does not have the right to take life, except as directed by God.

Episode 111: Should a single person adopt a child?

Episode Highlights:
– In this case, I wouldn’t recommend adoption.
– Her commitment to singleness is simultaneously a commitment to fatherlessness for the child.
– There seems to be a misunderstanding of the purpose of the gift of singleness, which is unencumbered service to the Lord, undistracted by familial obligations.
– If a single was open to marriage, I would counsel one to adopt in situations where sufficient support was available.

Episode 110: How/when to defend ourselves against accusations?

Episode Highlights:
– We shouldn’t apply Jesus’ example of silence before accusers as a blanket over all conflict.
– For the sake of the relationship and the gospel, as much as possible, we should seek to remove misunderstanding.
– Our motive should be love and not vindication.
– Once we have tried to correct misconceptions, we should rest in Rom 12:18: “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”