Articles from Brentwood Baptist Church

Articles


Five Ways a Father Can Spiritually Defend His Family

Five Ways a Father Can Spiritually Defend His Family

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lionlooking for someone to devour. --1 Peter 5:8 A father has a unique role in detecting and identifying any spiritual and emotional threats that might be lurking within a family. We will look at five ways that a father can intentionally be active... continue reading


Keeping the Sabbath Keeps Us Engaged in God’s Purposes

Keeping the Sabbath Keeps Us Engaged in God’s Purposes

Silence. Exile. Hopelessness. For over 70 years. Then, the silence was broken, and a broken people were allowed to return to their broken land, repair their broken culture, and even rebuild the broken temple of their God. All of this was declared by an enemy, conquering, benevolent king Cyrus, who even though he did not know the King of Kings,... continue reading


Anywhere

Anywhere

A few weeks ago, my son, Eric, and I went to his baseball practice. We stopped at a local gas station to buy some water. A man and his family entered the store shortly after us, and I noticed he was wearing a walking boot. My son looked up at me and said, “Daddy, I feel like... continue reading


Living Out Your Calling

Living Out Your Calling

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. —Matthew 10:29-31 Expectation—a word that makes many of us cripple with... continue reading


Truths about Making Memories through Shared Experiences

Truths about Making Memories through Shared Experiences

Memories are powerful. Good or bad, they take us back to a time, place, feeling, emotion, and even relationships. As the summer approaches, let’s quickly unpack four truths about making memories through shared experiences, the role they can play in strengthening our family’s relationships, encouraging member’s spiritual walk, and the worthwhile effort we might need... continue reading


Three Ways Scripture Can Flow in Conversation

Three Ways Scripture Can Flow in Conversation

I have three boys and four girls. Boys and girls see life differently. My opinion here--girls have more common sense. For example, we have the "cannot-find-that" rule. The boys and I look for the cashews in the pantry, and we back away declaring, "Do we have anymore cashews?" My wife or one of the girls confidently strolls over... continue reading