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WHAT ARE WE LEAVING OUR CHILDREN? 2 Corinthians 12:14 WHAT ARE WE LEAVING OUR CHILDREN? 2 Corinthians 12:14.

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1 WHAT ARE WE LEAVING OUR CHILDREN? 2 Corinthians 12:14 WHAT ARE WE LEAVING OUR CHILDREN? 2 Corinthians 12:14

2 WHAT INHERITANCE ARE WE LEAVING OUR CHILDREN? THE MEMORY OF A CHRISTIAN HOME? Prov. 10:7; 2 Tim. 1:5; Lk. 15:17-18; Job 1:5; Eph. 5:22-25 A RESPECT FOR THOSE IN AUTHORITY? A GOOD NAME & REPUTATION? Prov. 22:1

3 RESPECT FOR THOSE IN AUTHORITY God, Matt. 22:36-38 Parents, Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:1 Elders, Heb. 13:7,17 Employer, Eph. 6:5-8 Government, Rom. 13:1-4 Husband, Eph. 5:22 RESPECT FOR THOSE IN AUTHORITY God, Matt. 22:36-38 Parents, Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:1 Elders, Heb. 13:7,17 Employer, Eph. 6:5-8 Government, Rom. 13:1-4 Husband, Eph. 5:22

4 WHAT INHERITANCE ARE WE LEAVING OUR CHILDREN? A GOOD WORK ETHIC? Prov. 10:4; 31:13-15; Acts 20:35; 1 Thess. 4:11; 2 Thess. 3:8ff; Eph. 4:28

5 Idleness ruins a person! The sluggard saith, There is a lion in the way; A lion is in the streets. As the door turneth upon its hinges, So doth the sluggard upon his bed. The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish; It wearieth him to bring it again to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason. (Prov. 26:13-16) It fills with excuses, v. 13 It genders a love of ease and self-indulgence, v.14 It makes all exertion a bother, v. 15 It breeds conceit and folly, v. 16; 2 Tim. 3:13 It fills with excuses, v. 13 It genders a love of ease and self-indulgence, v.14 It makes all exertion a bother, v. 15 It breeds conceit and folly, v. 16; 2 Tim. 3:13

6 WHAT INHERITANCE ARE WE LEAVING OUR CHILDREN? TOOLS THAT WILL HELP THEM SUCCEED IN LIFE? Prov. 22:6; Eph. 6:4 A WARNING ABOUT PLEASURE? Lk. 8:14; 2 Tim. 3:1-4; Lk. 15:12-19

7 What will help our children to take warning about Teaching them to shun the characteristics of a sluggard What will help our children to take warning about Teaching them to shun the characteristics of a sluggard Prov. 13:4, The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing… Prov. 20:4, The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. Prov. 13:4, The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing… Prov. 20:4, The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

8 What will help our children to take warning about Teaching them to have a healthy fear of the good life, Lk. Teaching them that putting Christ first in our lives will bring suffering, Matt. 6:33; 2 Tim. 3:12; Matt. Teaching them through our example, Eccl. Teaching them to have a healthy fear of the good life, Lk. Teaching them that putting Christ first in our lives will bring suffering, Matt. 6:33; 2 Tim. 3:12; Matt. Teaching them through our example, Eccl. 2:18-19

9 WHAT INHERITANCE ARE WE LEAVING OUR CHILDREN? A COMPELLING DESIRE TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN AND SERVE THE LORD? 1 Sam. 1:11 vs. 1 Sam. 3:13 LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN WITH SOMETHING THEY CAN TAKE WITH THEM WHEN THEY DIE – A SOUL RIGHT WITH GOD, Job 1:21; 5:15; 1 Tim. 6:7


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