November 22 2020
Topic: parenting

Who's the Parent?

Speaker: John Holderby

Ephesians 6:1-4 (ESV) Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
 
Two Reasons Why Children should Obey
  • Learning to Obey prepares your child for their spiritual walk
  • Learning disobedience leads to discipline
 
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
 
Big Idea: Our children learning to obey is not for self-serving purposes but for eternal purposes.
 
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.
 
Seven Parenting Principles
  1. Be Consistent
  2. Do Not Discipline Without Communication
  3. Lead by Example
  4. Point Out Positive Behaviors
  5. Remind Your Children Your Love Can’t be Earned
  6. Share the Gospel with Your Children
  7. Pray for Your Children