On occasion, the Providence staff likes to take time to make recommendations for things we've been reading, watching, and listening to. Below are some recommendations we hope will be a blessing to you in this season!...Keep Reading
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My heart grieved as I watched the events unfold yesterday in our nation’s capital as a mob of protesters forced their way into the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Regardless of political persuasion, as Christians, we must condemn the violence and hostile insurrection that led to the deaths of 4 individuals and displayed reckless disrespect of law enforcement and our governing authorities....
A perennial favorite carol has been “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” My love for this song goes all the way back to childhood - watching Charlie Brown and the gang singing the carol, gathered around that magical scrawny little tree. (“I never thought it was such a bad little tree!”)...
Dads, look at your schedule, look at your pastimes, and ask yourselves how you can make God and his Word a more central part of your day and week. Lead your family to see God and how he is at work in the everyday moments....
When I discipline my children, the false gospel of self-righteousness comes out of my mouth in ways that I would cringe to display before others. I know that Jesus is the only righteous person who ever lived; that I am a sinner saved by grace alone; that breaking one part of the law is breaking the whole law. I would never say differently. But this is not the gospel I preach to my children through my reactions to their sins....
We want to help your marriage flourish with gospel fruit during the coronavirus pandemic! In our Forming Healthy Marriages in Hectic Times series, we will highlight four ways to leverage this season and cultivate a healthy marriage. Here's the first thing to consider: the importance of knowing your spouse!...
Over the past several years the term “missional living” has gained steam and gotten popular among those who attend church. What exactly does “missional living mean?” And as parents how can we teach our kids to live missionally?...Keep Reading
When I discipline my children, the false gospel of self-righteousness comes out of my mouth in ways that I would cringe to display before others. I know that Jesus is the only righteous person who ever lived; that I am a sinner saved by grace alone; that breaking one part of the law is breaking the whole law. I would never say differently. But this is not the gospel I prea...Keep Reading
There is a song straight out of the 80’s that says, “I always feel like somebody’s watching me…” When it comes to being a parent, there is no truer statement. Your little ones are always watching you. Is it just me, or is that a terrifying thought?! But there is good news…if you are a follower of Christ, you are not alone in this parenting journey!...Keep Reading
Parenting can bring out the best and worst in us. As Christians, parenting is one of the most challenging, humbling, and sanctifying experiences we can have. There is no better combatant to self-righteousness than seeing our own sin reflected in our children. ...Keep Reading
To do all of the daily tasks moms are called to do well, and as is the goal of all Christian mothers--do this while pointing your children to Christ, you must find time to spend with the Lord. We can only know well those whom we spend time with. Here are some ideas to help you make that happen....Keep Reading
When we look closely at scripture, we see that as a parent, we are the primary disciple-makers of our children. Take a look at Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and see the instructions the Lord gives to parents. So, with that in mind, let’s talk about some practical tools you can use for what we call “family discipleship”. ...Keep Reading
Good morning, Providence family! This morning is our last Worship at Home service in this format - starting next Sunday, June 14, our 11:00 worship service will be live streamed to YouTube, Facebook, and our website. This morning's sermon from Afshin reminds us of the gospel and its implications for the church's response to the tension that's present all around us....Keep Reading
“Is He Worthy?” leads us to acknowledge the brokenness, the shadows, and the groaning that’s evident all around us. As we lament this brokenness, we agree with what Scripture tells us is true: it shouldn’t be like this....Keep Reading
Good morning, Providence family! This morning as we worship at home, we're excited to welcome a guest preacher, David Mathis. David serves as a senior teacher and executive editor at Desiring God and is a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul, MN. David and his wife planned to join us in person this summer, but he's graciously shifted his plans and is joining us by video thi...Keep Reading