This chapter in 2 Samuel about the exile and return of Absalom, King David’s son, reflects the perennial theme of Exile and Return found throughout the Bible.
Amnon’s assault of his sister Tamar further exposes the systemic sin of sexual immorality in the House of David. Today, Christ’s sacrifice for sin cleanses, heals and restores all who bear such shame and guilt.
Rachel Eras talks about the place of the home and the role of the homemaker in the broader cultural context, and explains how we've let worldly thinking creep into the way we view the home.
Michael Thiessen discusses the place and duty of the family in the broader mission of the church and the Kingdom of God.
John Bunyan: Family Duty
Douglas Rosenau, A Celebration of Sex
Michael Thiessen: Pursuing a First Class Marriage
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In a Spirit-filled family, children obey their parents in the Lord and fathers do not provoke their children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Spirit-filled people are thankful always and for everything. Such people submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
The family is a covenant institution and relationship which requires faithfulness. If we are to have any impact on the world around us, the first thing that must be transformed in our hearts and lives is our immediate relationships with our family.
Joe Boot and Brian Lilley discuss the importance of spending time with family, enjoying the holidays, and remembering Christ.
Essential to Christian charity is the tithe – God's chosen means for making provision for his people through his church. The church's faithful use of the tithe is the proper response to government charity and the welfare state.
Strong and faithful individuals build faithful families, churches and societies. Churches and families must reclaim responsibility for the care of others and the education of children if they are to play a relevant role in the world.