This exhortation was given at King’s Cross Church (Moscow, ID) on June 19, A.D. 2022.
J. I. Packer once wrote that if you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. For Packer, the fatherhood of God and adoption in Christ are the sum of New Testament religion. Christians are people who have God as their Father.
“You see, men, you don’t really want authority. Authority will send you to an early grave or at least make you look like you are already ready for an early grave. Authority will make you tired. Authority makes you a servant.” – Paul Washer
I don’t know about you, but I was astonished to realize that it’s 2020 and we still have Father’s Day on our calendars. Father’s Day, the one day a year in our culture to honor the patriarchy it otherwise has smashed, hasn’t been cancelled.