I read this new but short book (2017, just 41 pages) while researching material on grandparenting. I have watched Alistair Begg’s career from afar, being distantly knowledgable of Charlotte Baptist Chapel in Edinburgh where Begg once served as associate pastor. This book was probably a printed sermon Begg preached from Ephesians on the family. It is good and solid teaching about husbands and wives. These sources sometimes supply good information for all generations of the family. Begg includes a number of quotes from other authors as well. This description by E.F. Brown was taken from Wm. Barclay on Titus chapter 2: “The greatest need was godly grandmothers ‘who have lived out the principles of the book, who have reared their families, who have known a measure of success, having faced the challenges and the disappointments and the failures, and who then are able to provide the instruction necessary for young women living in a confused culture and looking for clarity from the Bible.’” Begg also adds, “Paul is speaking, obviously, of older women and their special ministry. These women have the advantage of their years of experience. They have the opportunity to offer the value of their accumulated years to the younger mothers, who are establishing their homes for the first time.” This is what I was looking for.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]