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PARENTING: Bringing up children in the Lord

August 11, 2019 | Ephesians 6:1-4 | parenting

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Parents today are worried. They’re worried about their child’s health: obesity, drug abuse, bullying, internet safety, stress, teen pregnancy, depression, and teen suicide. They’re worried about their education: public, private or home school? College? So, a lot of parenting today is worry-driven, or fear driven. Parents today feel overwhelmed and underprepared. Either because they came from a dysfunctional family themselves or because they have no foundational biblical understanding, they feel lost in their role. So, many are just winging it.

In the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he told them how to bring their children up in the Lord. We can follow God’s Word in bringing up our children in the Lord.

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 | parenting, raising up 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). 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 | parenting, raising up children, parent, child, Christian parenting

‘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.

Release Your Child to the Lord

August 1, 2016 | 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12 | parenting

Parents have questions… Practical questions like: How and when should I discipline my child? How do I get them potty trained? And spiritual questions like: When is my child old enough to confess faith in Christ? What about baptism and the Lord’s Supper? How can I be sure that they are saved? In answering these questions, we have God’s Word as our guide, but we must also take into account the child’s level of maturity. Have you noticed that every child is unique? No two are the same. And as they grow, they change. So the parenting style that seemed effective when they were small, doesn’t work when they’re older. These differences need different parenting styles.

In his first letter to the Thessalonians, the apostle Paul told them that he had been willing to 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.

Raise Up Your Child in the Lord

July 24, 2016 | Ephesians 6:1-4 | parenting

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? 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.

Receive Your Child from the Lord

July 17, 2016 | Psalm 127 | parenting

Don’t you wish kids came with an owners manual? Many times, we try to parent in our own strength and not rely on the Lord for our wisdom and strength. 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.

Children: Leading Your Child to Christ

August 23, 2015 | Matthew 19:13-15 | parenting

What do you want your child to be when they grow up? A brain surgeon, lawyer, professional musician or athlete? With the emphasis parents put on education and sports these days, it looks as if they’re hoping to raise the next American Idol or NFL star. What about being a Christ-follower? Do you want your child to believe in God and to trust Christ as their Lord and Savior? Can you think of anything more important that leading your child to Christ?