GOSPEL-DRIVEN Parenting



“Are we teaching the Old Testament and the New Testament to make our children wise unto salvation through faith in Jesus Christ? The emphasis is on “faith in Jesus Christ”! Or are we turning the Scriptures into a collection of little morality plays?

“Do the stories of the Bible point again and again to the need for a Savior or do they point only to the need for you to get your moral act together?

“Are children getting the impression that Christianity is mainly a list of do’s and don’ts or mainly the story of how God justifies the ungodly through the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

“Are they getting the impression that the foundation of their acceptance with God is their good behavior or the perfect behavior and death and resurrection of Jesus received by faith alone?

“Are they learning to win God’s favor by a righteousness they perform, or by a righteousness that Christ performed for their sake?

J. Piper

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