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)”

Episode 9: How can I encourage my kids to have their own personal quiet time?

Episode Highlights: Remember that spiritual interest is a function of God’s grace. Ultimately, we can’t manufacture it in our kids. Beware of the dangers of making your kids have a quiet time or of providing incentives for it. One of the best ways to encourage them to spend time with the Lord is to modelContinue reading “Episode 9: How can I encourage my kids to have their own personal quiet time?”

Episode 8: The Lord has put a person in my life that I’m having a hard time loving. What should I do?

Episode highlights: Consider that difficulty loving someone suggests not so much that something is wrong with them, but that something is wrong with you. Remember that the Lord saved us all when we were dead and rebellious, changing us and enabling us to walk in obedience. Eph 4:1-2 Our ability to love our brothers andContinue reading “Episode 8: The Lord has put a person in my life that I’m having a hard time loving. What should I do?”

Episode 7: How can I discipline my toddler toward the gospel?

Episode highlights: Obeying for the glory of God is something that only the regenerate can do. Toddlers have Gen 6:5 hearts – they’re not able to obey for the glory of God. Jesus and the apostles put the fear of discipline in front of us as a godly motive for obedience. (Matt 5:29-30; Rom 13:1-4)Continue reading “Episode 7: How can I discipline my toddler toward the gospel?”

Episode 6: Where should I draw the line regarding the kinds of movies I let my family watch?

This episode’s highlights include: When deciding where to draw the line, don’t violate your conscience. Assume that any secular movie proceeds from an ungodly worldview. Regarding sexual content, we should broaden our concern to include not just depictions of homosexuality, but any sexual sin. Whatever you let your family watch, don’t let them watch itContinue reading “Episode 6: Where should I draw the line regarding the kinds of movies I let my family watch?”

Episode 5: I’m married, but attracted to someone at work – what should I do? (Part 2)

The Bible calls us to put off ungodliness and put on godliness. In this situation, “putting off” is fleeing the situation (2 Tim 2:22); “putting on” is pursuing righteousness with other believers. If you have to interact at work, keep it strictly professional. If you can’t keep it strictly professional, do something drastic, like gettingContinue reading “Episode 5: I’m married, but attracted to someone at work – what should I do? (Part 2)”

Episode 4: I’m married, but attracted to someone at work – what should I do?

Episode highlights: Whether the temptation is found at work, the neighborhood, or wherever, the prescription for dealing with it will be the same. When we recognize the temptation, we must get into the Scriptures. Proverbs 5-7 is particularly helpful for this situation. Getting into the Scriptures reorients our hearts and minds toward the Lord. WeContinue reading “Episode 4: I’m married, but attracted to someone at work – what should I do?”