Presentation on theme: "It is the prayer of ever godly parent that their children will go to heaven. Today a large percentage of our young people raised by Christians have either."— Presentation transcript:
It is the prayer of ever godly parent that their children will go to heaven. Today a large percentage of our young people raised by Christians have either never obeyed the gospel or have fallen away from the Lord. A good number of parents follow their children in departing from the Lord.
SOME RAISE ALL OF THEIR CHILDREN TO BE FAITHFUL. WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE?
FEW GRIEFS ARE GREATER THAN SEEING ONE'S CHILD FORSAKE THE LORD! – A pain that never goes away. Prov 10:1; 17:25; 19:13 – The goal of this material is to gain the wisdom from the scriptures on how to raise godly children. – Above all let's learn more and encourage parents who have children in the home.
FEW JOYS ARE GREATER THAN SEEING ONE'S CHILD FAITHFUL IN THE LORD! – Make this our determined goal and believe it is possible! Prov 23:24-25; 22:6 – After setting this lofty goal, what kind of commitment is necessary to see it accomplished? Luke 14:28-30 – How do we find the strength to accomplish this? 1John 5:4-5
SOME THINGS PARENTS MUST BECOME. – A Christian with a strong faith. 2Tim 1:5; 2Cor 13:5; Lk 14:13; Rev 2:10 – Knowledgeable in what is right and wrong Heb 5:12-14; Gal 5:21; Rom 12:1-2; 1Thess 5:21; Dan 1:8; Josh 24:15 – Have a will to stand firm and exercise discipline Heb 12:5-11; Mk 10:21-22; Eph 6:4; 4:26-27; Prov 29:15; 3:12
SOME THINGS PARENTS MUST BECOME. – Committed to practicing Gods will in your relationship to your mate Eph 5:25-33; Eph 4:31-32 – Committed to being a good teacher Deut 6:4-9; Eph 6:4 – Committed to putting away the schemes of Satan Jas 3:13-15; 3:17-18 – A couple who will stand united on these things Lk 1:6; 1Peter 3:7
Yes, some children leave the Lord in spite of all the best efforts of godly parents. But we must try to build a solid faith in our children! In the end, if our children serve the Lord, it will be for God's glory
What influence and example will we leave with our children? Prov 22:6; Heb 12:1-2