John Piper writes, “The key to fathering is the cross. There the heavenly Father’s anger is appeased, and there an earthly father finds the strength to overcome both his own anger and his children’s.” These are good words that need to be foundational in our approach to ministry. Are we teaching fathers (and mothers) that their success as parents depends solely if they are trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross? Let’s think about ways that we can be incarnational (dwelling among people) about this in our everyday relationships.

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