July 18, 2021
Relationships that Matter
Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him.
Proverbs 17:6 Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged;
parents[a] are the pride of their children.
How do we build families and raise kids that are more connected to Christ than culture?
To build and maintain a culture in my home stronger than the culture of the world
Prov 22:6 Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.
1. Am I parenting by convenience or by conviction?
2. Do I have a cultural dashboard for my home?
- You have been given the authority to be the gatekeeper of your home.
3. Who owns my child’s heart?
James 1:19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
4. Am I going through the windows of their heart?
- We have too many missed moments as parents.
If you don’t jump through the window of your kids’ heart, someone else will. (Probably someone you don’t want to)
5. Am I intentionally communicating my values?
Duet 6:6-9 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 8 Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Deut 11:19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.
Joshua 24:15 But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”