Resources on Family

How Do Husbands & Wives Display the Gospel?

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God designs marriage to be His sanctifying tool to shape us into the image of His Son and His pulpit to proclaim His redemptive love to the world.

Why Did God Establish Marriage?, Part 2

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God did not create marriage mainly for the joy of sex, or for procreation, or for companionship, or for personal fulfillment. Those are all intended benefits of marriage, but God created marriage so that we would find our great pleasure in proclaiming the glory of God through it.

Why Did God Establish Marriage?

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We worship God by rejoicing in His design and His instructions for marriage. Our worship of God is broken when we resist His design and instructions for marriage.

Single-Minded: How Singleness Displays the Gospel

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Facetime With God: Worship Through Trust

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In the face of danger, seek the face of God.

Engaging Children for Worship

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In this encouraging and helpful talk from the annual Sunday School Teachers’ Luncheon at Bethany Baptist Church, Julie Roth gave this presentation about Engaging Children for Worship, and how to approach misbehavior that occurs in the classroom.

Myths of Christian Grandparenting

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Society has no shortage of ideas about what it means to be a good Grandparent, but how do you navigate through the myths and unhelpful stereotypes? Dr. Paul Miller taught an interactive seminar in the Sanctuary on Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, to give guidance to grandparents (and those who someday may become grandparents) on… Read more »

Dads in the Church

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There is no moment in our lives when we don’t need fresh manna taught from the Word of God to fill our souls, especially in the context of the local church. In this message from Titus 2:1-10, Pastor Ritch exhorts men of every age to stay engaged and connected into the work of the local church and leading their homes and communities to walk in accordance with the Scripture.

Moms in the Church

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Pursuing godliness calls us to take responsibility for the spiritual support, encouragement and improvement of others in our local church. In this message from Titus 2:1-8, Pastor Ritch explains the Biblical call to mothers in the local church to commit to serving women in the church.

Christ-Exalting Headship

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Western culture has given us a seemingly unlimited supply of unhealthy leadership examples in the home. But rather than casting aside headship as antiquated or irrelevant, Dr. Daniel Bennett, Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Washington, Illinois, walks through the Christ-exalting headship outlined in Numbers 30.