8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “Parenting God’s Way” (Alistair Begg)

If you haven’t been on this blog’s FB Page lately, there are some quotes card collections that are waiting for you to check out. These are from books I read and I hope you’ll like it to share it with others. There’s more to come, but for now check some albums from the books A Poetic of Orthodoxy (Benjamin P. Myers), Blogging for God’s Glory in a Clickbait World (Benjamin Vrbicek & John Beeson), Confess (Trevor Bates), Being a Small Group Leader (Richard Sweatman), The Everyday Gospel (Tim Chester) and  Last Words (Robert J. Nash).

Now here are my favorite quote from the book Parenting God’s Way by Alistair Begg published by 10 Publishing. If you want to support the author, get a copy of this book by following this link.

“If spirituality is not a particular priority in the balanced diet of a family, we cannot expect our children to gravitate toward spiritual values for sustenance as they begin to grow and reach out to feed themselves.”

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “The Way Forward” by Joe Barnard

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I’m back with lots of great news for you. Well I won’t tell it now but I’ll share it in a couple of weeks or so. All I can say to it now is: it’s massive.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from the 2020 release book, The Way Forward by Joe Barnard published by Christian Focus. Stay tuned to this blog for upcoming book review and information on ordering this book.

“If seen and appreciated with a heart of faith, the glory of God will affect the soul of a man in two ways. First, it will humble a man. Second, it will inspire a man.”

“The problem is not that men don’t love God or that men don’t value spiritual maturity. The problem is that they love minor goods more than the Greatest Good and that they value little things above the Chief Thing. At the end of the day, love always wins. Whatever a man loves most will direct the course of his life. If a man loves wrongly, he will live wrongly.”

“Being captivated by the glory of Christ is the secret to mounting a coup against a false god. “

“Christians are called to narrow their worship and to invest their spiritual devotion in a single god, in spite of the idols around them. The calling is difficult. The only way ultimately to avoid being taken captive by an idol is to be captivated by Christ.”

” Once a man is captivated by the glory of Christ he will sacrifice anything, endure anything, to be near to Christ, know Christ, and please Christ. He will declare, ‘Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you’ (Ps. 73:25-6). “

“Whoever does not desire Christ above all will not be willing to give up all to have Him. This is no exaggeration. This is the honest truth, a truth that contemporary men need to hear.”

“If men do not have a clear and true perspective of the Christian life, they will not understand what they are attempting, and thus the attempt itself will be naive and ill-measured.”

“Nothing is more basic to Christianity than the need to live by faith, not sight, which is to say by long-term, not short-term vision.”

C. J. Mahaney on Submission of the Christian Wife

 On advising pastors counseling husband and wife, C.J. Mahaney reminds pastors to lead wives to be submissive to their husbands:

“The Christian wife who seeks to honor God in her marriage will be sobered, inspired, and equipped by a clear grasp of Ephesians 5:22-24.

This passage teaches that the respective roles of husband and wife are rooted in the distinctive roles of Christ and His church. Marriage is intended to be a reflection of the divine order in that submission by the wife in marriage reflects the submission of the church to Christ. Help her to see that in neither case is the submission mutual. Christ does not submit to the church, but vice versa, and likewise the husband does not submit to the wife. These roles are not open to redefinition, reinterpretation, or adjustment. Any change represents a deviation from divine purpose, rendering a marriage no longer reflective of the relationship between Christ and the church. Let the wife who loves God and His Word take heart that, in submitting to her husband, she is portraying to the world a reflection of a divine, eternal reality.”

 

(“Pastoral Leadership for Manhood and Womanhood” copyright 2002 by Wayne Grudem and Dennis Rainey, pp. 204-205, published by Crossway Books)

Used Book Finds: A Man’s Touch by Charles F. Stanley

I think this bestseller book is one of those pre-Intouch days of this gifted Bible teacher. Originally titled “Is There a Man in the House?’ I brought it for 15 pesos. As I scan the book you can perceive the gifted wisdom Dr. Stanley as he spiritual paints the man God intends for a family. A man or a husband must have his dimensions under full surrender to God. He must not just provide his family material things but lead his family to be Christ-like. Whew…I pray that I can do that too in the near future. This edition of this book is published by Victor Books in 1977. For more of Charles F. Stanley I encourage you to check him and his ministry over Intouch. God bless you and happy book hunting.

The Challenge of Life towards God’s Faithfulness

Friday night I found myself attending a Married Men Fellowship at our maiden church. You might be thinking, why on earth a single guy be attending the married men group? Well first because our pastor, Ptr. Joberth Hernandez is the guest speaker and I ‘m documenting it. Two, I want to hear him address the fathers of that church and be bless. And lastly, I want to take some notes and post it here on Delighting Grace. So here is the sermon our beloved pastor preached on that occasion.

The Challenge of Life towards God’s Faithfulness

Ptr. Joberth Hernandez

Genesis 22

Introduction: In line with this year’s theme of Good Shepherd Baptist Church “Gratefulness to God’s Unfailing Faithfulness”, this sermon is on how faithful God is to us fathers. When we speak of being a father, Abraham came to my mind and his faith towards God. If you check his life he lives a nomad life moving here to there. Another is how faith is also required in the promise of God to him in having a son in Genesis 17. We all know he and his wife is old. Abraham didn’t look at this but stayed focus on God.

In our family we all have problems. Most of it is not giving TIME for our family. But remember problems will come but God is faithful.

So what are the challenges God gave to Abraham.

  1. God challenge Abraham’s quality of faithv. 1-3 “purity of faith”
    1. Faith with complete trust in God- Abraham gave no reservations. He gave God his 100%
    2. Faith with full assurance v. 7-8. God will provide. In verse 5, he gave a promise to the servants that they will comeback all four of them. Full trust on the outcome. Can you give it back to God? God will challenge us in our faith and trust. God always has an answer.
  2. God challenge the quality of obediencev. 1-6
    1. Abraham followed without conditions- unlike Gideon
    2. Abraham followed without questions-sometimes we question God. But look at Abraham.
    3. Abraham followed with full confidence-v.1 he is able to say “Here I am.”

God will always challenge our faith. Will our answer be “Here I am”?

  1. God challenge the quality of time– v.15-24
    1. Abraham was tested by quality of experience in time with God. How’s our time with God?
  2. God challenge the quality of his service to God-v. 1-24
    1. The way Abraham gave God his performance is always at his best. (Ecl. 3:15).

Conclusion: Looking back the days when you’re single or the time you came to know Christ. You can’t do those things isn’t it? But let me tell you this. Family is not the hindrance to be on service to God. He may not be able to do those things way back but we may be at another ministry that God calls us to. It is not a burden to serve God. Let us all be challenged by what Abraham did for God.