Home is the ultimate small group for growth and mission in this world.  Think about it.  Home life provides a context of discipleship unlike any other where parents serve as primary pastors to their children.  Mark Driscoll writes,

Because parents love their children the deepest, know them the best, and are with them the most, they are best suited to be a child’s primary pastor who gospels them, teaches them, loves them, prays for and with them, and reads Scripture to them.

I would only add that the home ought to be a place where parents model a missional life to their children.  But let’s be careful not to go too far with this idea of home as a small group.  Though it’s true that parents are the primary teachers and shepherds for their children, it doesn’t mean that the Church is secondary and unneeded.  On the contrary, our temporary, earthly family is part of a bigger, eternal church family that reinforces and supplements the biblical instruction we ought to be giving in the home.  Our home small group is not the church.  It is part of the church, indeed, part of the body that grows and adds members through it’s common mission.


Read Russell Moore’s thoughts on adoption as cosmic and missional here.  LBC members, don’t forget Dr. Moore will be our guest speaker this Sunday on the topic of adoption.  Please invite your family and friends.

Yesterday our senior pastor asked us to turn in our Bibles to the book of Habakkuk.  He just started a series on this book last week.  You could hear the pages flip as everyone tried to find it.  Meanwhile, Jaime turned to Emie, our 6 year old, and asked if she could find it.  About 10 seconds later she had flipped to Habakkuk and handed the Bible back to her mom.  I looked at my wife with amazement as I kept fumbling to find the book myself!  Emie had learned the OT books this year and had a big smile on her face knowing she had found Habakkuk before her Daddy!

171 Are you looking for music that helps your kids memorize Scripture and actually sounds good?  I’ve been really impressed with the songs from Seeds.  They have quality songs set to Scripture and put in different themes:

Timothy Jones recently gave a seminar for Children Desiring God based on his forthcoming book, Perspectives on Family Ministry.  Topics included:

  • Problems in the Church with Family Ministry
  • What Needs to Change
  • 3 Models of Family Ministry
  • How Does it Work?

*Read more about it here

What can I say?  I had to post this video of my little Luke saying his first word.  Seems rather fitting since he was born on March 18th, right during March Madness!  Notice, he’s wearing red.  Maybe he’ll be a Louisville Cardinal someday.  Go Cards!


Our 3rd Annual Nativity Play and more at Jaime’s blog

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