Audio from our 2011 conference in Phoenix is now being made available for free download. We will be adding quite a few more sessions over the next several days. Take advantage of these free audio resources and help us spread the word about them.
I had the privilege of preaching at Covenant Care Services‘ 2011 Banquet on November 7th in Macon, Georgia. Over 800 people attended the banquet in support of this wonderful organization that has faithfully served the state of Georgia for 22 years. You can listen to or download my 30 minute sermon from Psalm 36:7-9 by […]
This is part three on a series I am posting on how the theology of adoption helps us to endure suffering. I have been looking at Romans 8 and in my first post, I looked at how Paul uses the theology of our adoption by God as a way to endure, persevere, and have joy […]
John Piper wrote this adoption poem for Thanksgiving: Thank you, Father, for my life. Thank you for my precious wife. Thank you, Father, for my girl. Thank you for this deep-sea pearl. Thank you, Father, for my sons, Fathers, wives, the little ones. Thank you for the church I serve, Staff and friends I don’t […]
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As I write this post it is Saturday, November 19th in Melbourne, Australia, the 9th anniversary of my son Daniel’s death. Although this happens to be one of the most difficult days of the year for me and my family, it also happens to be one of my most treasured. If you are wondering how […]
James 1:26-27 reads: “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” Commenting on these verses, […]
Here I sit on my bed in Melbourne, Australia at 4:00am in the morning. Neither my body or mind will let me sleep any longer. Oh, and it is already Wednesday where I am. The time (4:00am) and the day (Wednesday) got me to thinking about God my Father. If you’re reading this blog post […]
Here I sit in Melbourne, Australia amazed that the first Together for Adoption Australia conference is just a few days away. My plane landed in Melbourne several hours ago (Please don’t ask me what time it is. When I look at a clock…it tells me one thing but my body tells me another…) and I […]
An important biblical theme often overlooked by Christians is the sonship of Israel. When we hear the expression, son of God, we immediately think of Jesus (as we should), but we forget that the first son of God mentioned in Scripture is the nation of Israel. Through the correspondence of two of Israel’s privileges listed […]
“Without the gospel, your self-image is based upon living up to some standards—whether yours or someone’s imposed upon you. If you live up to those standards, you will be confident but not humble. If you don’t live up to them, you will be humble but not confident. Only in the gospel can you be both […]
I love hearing from churches about what God is doing in their midst for the sake of fatherless children. Below is a newsletter I just received from one of the pastors (Dan White) of Calvary Baptist Tabernacle of Vestal, New York. The newsletter shares several beautiful adoption stories of families within their church body. A […]
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