Sunday September 20, 2015 – The Goal:

Malachi 4:6 – He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.

Proverbs 22:6 – Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Letting kids by with disobedience honors them more than God. God will discipline children that belong to Him but were not disciplined properly at home. Children who honor their parents receive God’s blessings for a lifetime. Take your Biblical parental responsibility seriously.Train with your words and your example. We want obedience to become submission.

Dwayne Terry

Raise Your Kids Like Eli

How NOT to Raise a Family, Part 03

Proverbs 14:12 (NKJV)There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

  • Letting kids by with disobedience honors them more than God.

1 Samuel 2:29-30 – Why do you scorn my sacrifice and offering that I prescribed for my dwelling? Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people Israel?’ 30“Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and your father’s house would minister before me forever.’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me!

  • God will discipline children that belong to Him but were not disciplined properly at home.

1 Samuel 2:30b – Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.

  • Children who honor their parents receive God’s blessings for a lifetime.

Ex. 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”

Raising Kids To Honor Parents

  • Take your Biblical parental responsibility seriously.

Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Training – paideia [pi-day-a] the whole training & education of children

  • Train with your words and your example.

Instruction – Nouthesia [noo-the-see-a] – to exhort, to admonish, to assess blame

  • We want obedience to become submission.

The Goal

Malachi 4:6 He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.

Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.