Episode 18: As an adult, how do I honor my parents who expect me to heed their authority the way I did when I was a child? (Pt. 3)

Episode highlights: As adults, we can honor our parents by speaking to them respectfully, thanking them for all they’ve done, taking care of them physically, and inviting them into our lives. When there appears to be a disagree about whether or not honoring equals obeying, it’s best to have an open, straightforward conversation about it.Continue reading “Episode 18: As an adult, how do I honor my parents who expect me to heed their authority the way I did when I was a child? (Pt. 3)”

Episode 17: As an adult, how do I honor my parents who expect me to heed their authority the way I did when I was a child? (Pt. 2)

Episode highlights: If our children are not becoming less and less dependent upon us as they get older, we’re doing something wrong. The book of Proverbs assumes that independence is the goal toward which we raise children. When we have control issues and make our children the pawns of those issues, it is beyond cruel.Continue reading “Episode 17: As an adult, how do I honor my parents who expect me to heed their authority the way I did when I was a child? (Pt. 2)”

Episode 16: As an adult, how do I honor my parents who expect me to heed their authority the way I did when I was a child?

Episode highlights: Obeying and honoring are not the same thing. All children, young and old, are to honor their parents. According to Genesis 2, adult children who are married do not continue to live under the authority of their parents so that they still obey their parents. The context of Ephesians 6:1-4 indicates that itContinue reading “Episode 16: As an adult, how do I honor my parents who expect me to heed their authority the way I did when I was a child?”

Episode 15: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 6 – The Exclusivity of Christ)

Episode Highlights: The exclusivity of Christ refers to the truth that Christ alone is the way to salvation. In order to be saved, one must consciously, intentionally, specifically trust in Christ alone to save them from their sins. This is essential to teach our children not only because it is foundational to the biblical gospel,Continue reading “Episode 15: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 6 – The Exclusivity of Christ)”

Episode 14: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 5 – The Gospel)

Episode highlights: Gospel bulletpoints: God is holy. Lev 19:2; 1 Pet 1:15-16 Man is sinful. Rom 3:10-18 God is wrathful. Rom 1:18 Man is doomed. Matt 3:10 God is gracious. Titus 2:11 Christ was given. John 3:16; 2 Cor 5:21 Man is redeemed. Acts 3:19; John 3:16 It’s crucial that our children understand what substitutionaryContinue reading “Episode 14: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 5 – The Gospel)”

Episode 13: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 4 – Doctrine of God, cont’d.)

Episode Highlights In teaching our children, we should major on God’s attributes of goodness: mercy, grace, patience, and love. Exodus 34:6 Teaching our kids about God’s sovereignty enables them to understand other doctrines rightly and view God rightly. It also prepares them to handle the inevitable storms that will come into their lives as adults.Continue reading “Episode 13: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 4 – Doctrine of God, cont’d.)”

Episode 12: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 3 – Doctrine of God)

Episode highlights: It’s essential to get the doctrine of God right because every other doctrine flows from it. The Trinity is a major distinction between the God of the Bible and the god of false religions. Having a rudimentary grasp of it is important for understanding the gospel rightly. Some divine attributes on which to focusContinue reading “Episode 12: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 3 – Doctrine of God)”

Episode 11: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 2 – Doctrine of the Word)

Episode highlights: Scripture is perspicuous, that is, it is clear and can be understood. To the charge of circular reasoning – using the Scriptures to ground the authority of the Scriptures – we say that any search for truth must terminate in a final objective source of that truth, which is the Bible. Good resourcesContinue reading “Episode 11: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Part 2 – Doctrine of the Word)”

Episode 10: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Doctrine of the Word)

Episode Highlights: The Doctrine of the Bible is an essential doctrine to impart to our children in that it gives them a foundation for believing the right things about everything else. Scripture is inspired by God, that is, every word is the word that He wanted written. (2 Tim 3:16-17) Scripture is inerrant, that is,Continue reading “Episode 10: Are there specific doctrines I should teach my children before they leave home? If so, what are they? (Doctrine of the Word)”