A Man as Priest in His Home
How should a husband and father view see ministry to his family?
The concern in Waldron’s book, A Man as Priest in His Home, is rooted in the great calling of Christ to be servants one to another. Too few Christian husbands and fathers know this, or at least too few act like they do.
How does a man view ministry to his family? When your teenager bursts into times of rebellion, how does a godly father respond? Or when we let our wives down, what do we do from there? When our families are struggling, how do we lead? What kind of ministry should we have in our home?
To support the ultimate conclusion of this book that a man serves as a priest in his home, we must begin with the idea that all Christian ministry is priestly in character. When we talk about ministry, we’re referring not just to the official duties of pastors, but to the whole spectrum of dealings among Christians, including such things as counseling, teaching, praying, rebuking, encouraging, helping, etc. Waldron shows in four key, biblical ways what it means that a man is priest in his home.
Table of Contents
1) Priestly Ministry: The Heart of Christian Service
2) The Scriptural Warrant: Old Testament, New Testament, and Christ
3) The Classic Portrait: The Example of Job
4) Priestly Role #1: A Man as an Intercessor in Prayer
5) Priestly Role #2: A Man as a Director of Religious Worship
6) Priestly Role #3: A Man as a Mediator of Divine Blessing
7) Priestly Role #4: A Man as an Instructor in Sacred Scripture
8) Priestly Role #5: A Man as a Judge in Holy Things
9) Spiritual Qualifications: Blamelessness, Compassion & Faithfulness
10) Hope for a Man as a Priest in his Home: Found in Christ Alone
About the Author
Dr. Sam Waldron is the dean of CBTS and professor of Systematic Theology. He is also one of the pastors of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY. Dr. Waldron received a B.A. from Cornerstone University, an M.Div. from Trinity Ministerial Academy, a Th.M. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. From 1977 to 2001 he was a pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Waldron is the author of numerous books including A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, The End Times Made Simple, Baptist Roots in America, To Be Continued?, and MacArthur’s Millennial Manifesto: A Friendly Response. Dr. Waldron is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Outstanding for a study among men, and also a book for a father to use with older sons, to help prepare them for marriage and family. It is simple and straightforward, and always rooted in the text of Holy Scripture.” – Michael Gaydosh, Solid Ground Books