Repentance and Leadership in the Home: What It Means to be the Chief Repenter in the Home

On today’s Warriors of Grace show continuing season three, Dave discusses what biblical repentance is and why it matters, persistent sins and biblical repentance, and what it looks like practically for men to be the chief repenter in their home. What you’ll hear in...

A Christian Reading Manifesto

Modern technology has launched us into the stratosphere of learning. With the click of a mouse or a few keystrokes, we can access information from around the world and gain a treasure chest of knowledge. Smartphones are at the forefront of the new technological...

How Paul Led from a Distance: A Model for Pastors Leading From A Distance

The apostle Paul led from a distance. His letters demonstrate deep affection for his readers, a longing to see them again, and his ongoing burden to lead well, even while apart. For example, Paul wrote to the Philippian church from a prison cell in Rome.  But his...

Christ’s Word and the Believer

Colossians 3:16-17, “16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the...

Andreas Kostenberger- The Jesus of the Gospels: An Introduction

On today’s Equipping You in Grace, Dave and Dr. Andreas Kostenberger discuss strategies to read the Gospels, how the Gospels use the Old Testament and how this helps Christians read the Gospel rightly, along with advice for preaching and teaching the Gospels, along...

Suffering Well in Community

I am most definitely not a fisherman. I subscribe to the old saying, “There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.” So, maybe I am not the one to use a fishing illustration to begin. However, there is something that even I have picked...
God’s Grand Plan for Motherhood: Nurturing Life for the Glory of Christ

Posted On July 31, 2018

God’s grand plan for motherhood is the same plan that He has for everything He has created. He created all things for his glory. So to put it bluntly, motherhood is about nurturing life. God has created and equipped women to nurture the life He creates—both biological and spiritual.

So we nurture children, our friends, ladies in our local church, neighbors, and whomever God leads us to serve. It is vitally important for us to remember as Christian women that the word “mother” is also a verb. We mother others to the glory of God. So motherhood fits into God’s grand plan to glorify Himself, when nurturing women rejoice that the thousands of deaths to self that we die each day are actually our servants. It’s not a loss. Those deaths to self are servants, midwives who are bringing us gain in an eternal weight of glory.

Another way that we see that motherhood is part of God’s plan is when we realize that Jesus redeemed our motherhood from the futility of our sin. We follow in Christ’s pattern by laying down our lives, we serve with the power that He provides, and we look forward to the fruition of God’s promises by faith. So we get to live out His big story, the story that says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2nd Corinthians 5:17).

Our motherhood that is done for Christ is part and parcel of the new creation, an invisible kingdom that is growing like a mustard seed in a garden, and spreading throughout dough like leaven. We go about the good work that God has prepared for us knowing that our salvation, and the salvation of those for whom we care, is a gift of God by grace through faith. So we make our boast in Jesus Christ and we point to Him. That’s our story, and we live out of it.

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