This exhortation was given at King’s Cross Church (Moscow, ID) on November 13, AD 2022.
We are beginning to enter the holiday season, with Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away and then Christmas a month after that. And with the joys and excitement of the holidays can also come, for some of you, various challenges with family – especially with parents or in-laws.
So this morning I want you to consider your upcoming family gatherings not as challenges to overcome, but opportunities from the hand of the Lord. They are opportunities to obey God when He commands us to “honor thy father and mother.”
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.