Baby Mama Drama

Genesis 21:10 – So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac.” As Isaac, the son God promised to Abraham and Sarah, grew older, tensions again escalated between Sarah and Hagar, who had given birth to … Read more

The Promised Son Arrives

Genesis 21:2-3 – And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac. The book of Genesis has been building in anticipation since chapter 12 for the birth of Abraham … Read more

Don’t Add to God’s Laws

Galatians 4:21 – Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? God has laws and principles that we should live by, and which parents should raise their kids by, but oftentimes we as parents add our own laws on top of God’s laws. We often hold … Read more

Young Bike-Riding Jesus

Galatians 4:31 – So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.  This may seem like a weird question, and I’ve gotten myself in trouble before trying to explain this but stick with me and I’ll try to do a better job this time. When Jesus was a little boy, let’s … Read more

Church Should Be Fun

Galatians 4:31 – So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman. I can think of a couple specific conversations with parents from the last few years at Trinity Church in Scottsdale, AZ, where I have the honor of being the senior pastor, that are great examples of law vs. grace-based … Read more

2 Kinds of Home Environments

Galatians 4:22-23 – For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise.  In Genesis 16, referenced by Paul in Galatians 4, … Read more

Red Light vs Green Light Fathers

Genesis 2:16-17 – And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”  If you have kids or have been around a kid, you … Read more

Pastors of Your Own Home

Hebrews 13:15–16: “Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” There was recently a sweet little girl at our church … Read more