Pursuing Christ in Fatherhood

Scott Thomas lists 6 ways fathers pursue Christ in fatherhood.

  1. Fathers pursuing Christ see their children as a blessing from God.
  2. Fathers pursuing Christ understand that their children are born with a bent toward evil.
  3. Fathers pursuing Christ believe the Gospel is the Good News for Children.
  4. Fathers pursuing Christ train their children to honor and obey.
  5. Fathers pursuing Christ practice and demonstrate submission.
  6. Fathers pursuing Christ love their wives.

Read the entire post for his explanation of each point.

Worth a Look - April 20, 2010

Watch - Dr. Sinclair Ferguson delivered the 2010 den Dulk Lectures in Pastoral Ministry at Westminster Seminary California. Download or watch all three lectures or listen to the audio.

Listen - Tim Challies and David Murray have started a new podcast named "Connected Kingdom" in which they discuss living the Christian life in a digital world. Subscribe to the RSS feed.

Read - The latest edition of Themelios, a theological journal edited by D.A. Carson, is available at The Gospel Coaliation website. I plan to check out Martin Salter's article on the relationship between circumcision and baptism in Colossians 2:11-12.

What is a Gospel Centered Church?

Ray Ortlund has written a helpful post on being a gospel centered church.

How we treat one another reveals what we really believe as opposed to what we think we believe. It is possible to say, “We are a gospel-centered church,” and sincerely mean it, while we make our church into a law-centered social environment.

You can read the full post here.

In the Fullness of Time

Galatians 4:4-6 - "4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God."

Thank you most holy God for sending your Son into this sinful world to redeem us so that we may be adopted into your family and receive the gift of the Spirit. We delight to now call you "Father". What an amazing privilege it is to be your sons and daughters! We praise and thank you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.