The Need For Spiritual Parenting (stand alone)
March 28, 2021
1 Corinthians 4:15 ESV
“For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
God’s Heart: Children don’t need spiritual ; they need spiritual .
The Practical: We (as parents) cannot allow our children to dictate our , , and .
God’s Heart: God’s desire is for the of parents to be their children.
Malachi 4:6 ESV
“And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.
Luke 1:13-17 ESV
“13 But the angel said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. 14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, 15 for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. 16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God, 17 and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.’”
The Practical: We need to give children our and speak to them.
God’s Heart: To train our children in and them for life.
Proverbs 22:6 ESV
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Our children should need us every day.
The Practical: We must our children the word but also how the word to life.