Parenting by God's Promises
Parenting by God's Promises by Joel R. Beeke
Parenting by God's Promises Author: Joel R. Beeke
Title: Parenting by God's Promises
ISBN: 1567692664
ISBN13: 978-1567692662
Other Formats: azw lrf rtf mobi
Pages: 314 pages
Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing; First Edition edition (November 15, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Size PDF version: 1535 kb
Size EPUB version: 1247 kb
Subcategory: Christian Living




Summary

Parents are unable to give their children what they need most—new hearts that trust in Christ for forgiveness of sins. All belief is a work of God alone. But parents must not "hinder" their children from coming to Christ, as Jesus' disciples sought to hinder mothers and fathers from bringing small children to Him (Mark 10:13 16). On the contrary, they must do everything in their power to "bring" their children to the Savior, which means raising their sons and daughters in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4).

In Parenting by God's Promises: How to Raise Children in the Covenant of Grace, Dr. Joel R. Beeke explores what this nurture and admonition looks like and offers gems of practical wisdom for parents on topics such as instituting and leading family worship, teaching children, modeling faithful Christian living, and exercising discipline. However, he carefully puts parental responsibilities in their proper perspective and guides mothers and fathers to lean not on their own abilities but to trust more fully in the God who knits children together in the first place. Above all, he affirms, parents must look to the one true God, who promises to provide everything His people need and to bless them and their families.

Contents

Part One: Covenantal Foundations for ParentingPart Two: Parenting as Prophets, Priests, and KingsPart Three: Practical Steps for Child-RearingPart Five: Practical Helps for Teenagers

Resources

Appendix 1: Cotton Mather s Parental ResolutionsAppendix 2: Children in the ChurchStudy QuestionsNotesScripture IndexSubjects Index