Jesus is the faithful Son who, while even under great duress, fulfills the 5th commandment by caring for his mother. This is the Second of a two-part sermon set on the 5th commandment, and it specifically covers the duties of parents (and others in positions of authority).
Christ is the faithful Son who joyfully submitted to the will of his father, faithfully honored his earthly mother, provided a model for our obedience to the 5th commandment, and he provides a way for us to be forgiven for our rebellion to the 5th commandment.
True Christianity is costly, and will require personal sacrifice, and the things we must be willing to sacrifice are the most important things in this life: houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and father, farms and land. Yet at the same time, according to the words of Christ, we can know that the things which we sacrifice and give away will come back to us a hundredfold, not only in this life, but in the life to come. It is this truth that frees us to meet the needs of others, especially orphans.
In this Father’s Day sermon, we have the Apostle Peter reflecting on his ministry. In light of his impending death, Peter explains that the desire of his heart and goal of his ministry is that the churches be firmly established in the faith. So as we walk through these four verses, we see in Peter’s words the heart of a man who cares deeply for the souls of his spiritual family. We also glean some practical applications for father’s seeking to lead their families spiritually.
What does the Bible teach about the education of your children? What biblical responsibilities do parents have in the education of their children? This sermon answers those questions and more.
What does it mean to be wise? What are the qualities of a wise person? In these last verses of the book of Ecclesiastes, we learn that wise people find the right words, follow the one Shepherd, and fear God and keep the commandments.
What is a wise person like? This sermon shows that the chief expression of wisdom is found in our words and our works. Quiet wisdom is better than power; calmness is better than anger; gracious words are better than evil words, and work is better than sloth.
2010 Morningview Parenting conference
2010 Morningview Parenting Conference
Disciplining with the Ten Commandments
Dr. Tom Hicks