07 Sep 2019

TOPIC: Guiding the Younger Generation to Go God’s Way

2019-09-08T17:30:06-05:00Sep 07, 2019|

Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and … he said to them, “Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people?” … But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for the Lord desired to put them to death.  1 Samuel 2 22-25 excerpts

“There’s […]

18 Mar 2019

TCW Minute: Decisions for a God-Glorifying Marriage (Week of March 18, 2019)

2019-03-20T17:55:16-05:00Mar 18, 2019|

Decisions that lead to a God-glorifying marriage.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

The covenant of marriage is the first human institution that God established.  It is the fundamental building block of a stable society.  The relational aspect reflects the relationship amongst the Trinity.  Marriage is a model of Christ and His bride, the church.

Think marriage is important?

Three decisions make a God-glorifying marriage possible: Will you believe in Christ?  Will you pursue […]

18 Jun 2018

TCW Minute: Raising Godly Children (Week of June 18, 2018)

2018-06-22T13:14:45-05:00Jun 18, 2018|

Raising children who love and obey God.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

With the abundance of child-rearing resources, it may seem surprising that the New Testament has only one verse that directly addresses the issue.

Ephesians 6:4 says, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

“Don’t provoke” means don’t be overbearing.  “Bring them up” implies a daily, ongoing endeavor.  “Discipline” […]

10 Feb 2018

TOPIC: The Biggest Challenge: Raising a Child Who Loves God as an Adult

2018-03-01T20:42:38-06:00Feb 10, 2018|

Matt Morell, President, Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Alan Hodak, Administrator, Fourth Baptist Christian School

Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the Lord. 1 Samuel 2:12

It is a repeating pattern throughout history—God-fearing parents raising children who turn out not to be God-fearing as adults. Consider the ungodliness of the sons of Israel’s high priest, Eli (1 Samuel 2:12) or King David’s son, Absalom. Perhaps you know or have personally experienced […]

07 May 2016

Discipling Your Grandchildren

2016-11-29T20:20:18-06:00May 07, 2016|

Guests: Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton, host David Wheaton’s parents

For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well. —Paul to Timothy (2 Timothy 1:5)

This Mother’s Day weekend, we are going to discuss how grandmothers (and grandfathers) can do the eternally important work of discipling their grandchildren, even amongst […]

05 Dec 2015

Christian Marriage and Parenting 101

2016-10-26T10:14:33-05:00Dec 05, 2015|

Guest:  Rob Rienow, pastor and founder, Visionary Family Ministries

While some would point to income inequality, educational disparities, gun violence, or underfunded government programs as the reasons for the social troubles in America, many Christians see the rejection of God’s prescription for marriage and family as the fundamental cause of many of the ills we are facing.

And specifically within Christian households, the inability of parents to have strong marriages and pass along the faith […]

09 May 2015

Nurturing a Close Family in a Culture of Family Breakdown

2016-10-26T10:14:43-05:00May 09, 2015|

And He [Jesus] answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?  Matthew 19:4-5

A father and […]