MP3 Available Here
William P. Farley, Senior Pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship in Spokane, WA, will address the theme of his new book: "Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes & Transforms Parenting".
A parent’s capacity to internalize the gospel, with all its implications, has an enormous effect on their marriage, their integrity, and their love for their children. Today we Pastor Farley will seek to help parents see the importance of this principle. Internalizing the gospel helps parents fear God, sensitizes them to sin, motivates them to enter their children’s world, and causes them to preach the beauty of the gospel to their children through their marriage.
“Bill Farley’s new book on parenting is rock solid. It is so because it is so profoundly grounded upon the all-sufficiency of the Word of God and the Gospel of grace. When it comes to parenting, Farley is no neophyte; he has been in the trenches raising sinful kids by the grace of God and for the glory of God for two decades. Nor is he going to give you theoretical platitudes; he is honest about his own deficiencies and his great need of Gospel wisdom in parenting. Here is Jonathan Edward’s theology made accessible to depraved parents raising depraved kids in a depraved world. This is, ultimately, a parenting book full of hope, hope grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” -- Douglas Bond, author of Fathers & Sons: Stand Fast in the Way of Truth, and Hold Fast in a Broken World.
"Gospel-Powered Parenting is a wise, enduring prescription for parenting because it is joyously biblical and comes from a pastor-theologian who has done it—as his family wonderfully attests." -- R. Kent Hughes, Sr. Pastor Emeritus, College Church in Wheaton
In addition to the book we are discussing today, Bill Farley has also written "Outrageous Mercy: Rediscover the Radical Nature of Christianity" and "For His Glory : God's Ultimate Purpose and Why it Matters to the Church".
Bill Farley also has published articles in Discipleship Journal , Enrichment Journal , and Focus on the Family Magazine .