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Release Your Child to the Lord

July 29, 2018 | 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12 | parenting, Christian parenting

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Godly parents recognize their call to be leaders who make disciples. If we want to be effective, we have to match our parenting style to every child’s situation.

In his first letter to the Thessalonians, the apostle Paul told them that he had discipled them like a parent according to their situation, sometimes gentle and affectionate like a mother and sometimes strong like a father in order to release them to live up to God’s calling. We can parent our children following God’s Word to match our child’s situation with a goal of releasing them to the Lord.

(Note: due to a technical issue, only audio is available for this sermon)

Taking off the training wheels

July 26, 2018 | raising up children, parenting, Christian parenting

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV). When we first moved to North Carolina our children were ages five, two, and one. None of them could ride a bike without training wheels. The youngest was still mastering the… Read more »

Raise Up Your Child in the Lord

July 22, 2018 | Ephesians 6:1-4 | parenting, Christian parenting

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What is your parenting approach? Where did you learn how to be a mom or dad? Was it from your parents? From friends or a book? Or are you just winging it? What is your parenting style? It just so happens that the parenting style that sociologists found to be most effective is also similar to the one the Bible teaches. God’s Word teaches the importance of balancing discipline and affection in child-rearing. The apostle Paul told the Ephesians how to raise up their children according to God’s plan. As Christians, we can follow God’s Word in the training of our children and raise them up to maturity according to God’s intent.

4 imperatives for raising up children in the Lord

July 19, 2018 | parent, parenting, raising up children, Christian parenting, child

‘Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline… Read more »

Receive Your Child from the Lord

July 15, 2018 | Psalm 127:1-5 | parenting, Christian parenting

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Every parent feels under qualified at one point or another. But we have a source of help in God’s Word. In Psalm 127, Solomon wrote about the necessity of recognizing the Lord as the One builds families and watches over them, so that we receive our children and how to parent them from the Lord.

Matters of…the Family

July 16, 2017 | Ephesians 3:14-21 | Christian parenting, family

You matter to God and your family matters to God. After all, the family was God’s idea. Yet, today families have strayed from God’s design and intent. In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul prayed that believers would experience God’s blessing on the family. We can experience God’s blessing on our families.

Books I’ve recently recommended…

September 17, 2015 | marriage, recommended books, jesus, God, books, Christian, Christian parenting, family, Gary Combs

“Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh” (Ecclesiastes 12:12 ESV). While I know that I am at risk of going against Solomon’s advice and recommending too many books, I would like to list several in response to the many requests I have received. These are all books that I… Read more »

When do we take off the training wheels?

June 4, 2010 | parenting, raising up children, children, Christian parenting

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV). “Jesus answered, “I am the way…” (John 14:6 NIV). When we first moved to North Carolina our children were ages five, two, and one. None of them could ride a bike… Read more »

The generational effect of keeping the 2nd commandment

April 17, 2008 | legacy, grandfather, Christian parenting, generations, father

“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers… Read more »