Sunday October 7, 2012 – In the second installment of the “My House” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at Godly parenting in Genesis 1:28. He discusses how to create a house that serves the lord.

If you parent God’s way you trust God for the results, not yourself. – Pastor Dwayne Terry

Evaluating A House

My House, Part 02

Joshua 24:15 – …as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.

Genesis 1:28 – God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

“Godly parenting does not begin with interaction with your children; Godly parenting begins with interaction with God.”

Parenting With Unintended Consequences
Exodus 23:8 – Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and

twists the words of the righteous.

  •   Counting
  •   InconsistencyMatthew 5:37 – Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

 No Biblical discipline
Proverbs 13:24 – He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him

is careful to discipline him.

Creating A House That Serves The Lord

 Release the past.
Hebrews 12:1 – …let us throw off everything that hinders…

o Forgive hurts.
Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each

other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

o Forget judgments

Matthew 7:1-2 – “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

 Reflect the heart of the Father (John 14:9; Galatians 5:22-23). o He validates (Luke 3:22).

o He supports (Deuteronomy 1:31).
o He disciplines (Hebrews 12:6-10).
o He leaves an inheritance (Revelation 3:21).

 Remain in unity with your spouse.

Genesis 1:28 – God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”