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Wisdom Principles in Raising Teenagers Family Under Construction
God’s Wisdom in Raising Teens Need Godly not Worldly Wisdom Remember: Hard to parent a teen, but it is also hard to be teenager!
Dedication To our Oldham Woods teenagers! Great Joy to teach them Been the most successful group evangelistically among us! 1 Tim 4:12 “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in moral purity.”
Critical and formative years! Experiences & memories are especially intense. Frontal lobe of the brain is not fully developed yet!
How do you build a home that will endure? The World--food, shelter, & education. Christians – Unconditional love Acceptance Discipline (Tough love) T I M E How many have heard these before?
Prov 24:3-4 By ______a house is built, And by _______ it is established; And by _________ the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Prov 24:3-4 By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.
Foundational three step process: Knowledge... Leads to Understanding...Enables one to Attain Wisdom...
FIRST STEP: KNOWLEDGE Deals with WHAT. Easy part Simply takes observation and listening.
SECOND STEP: UNDERSTANDING. Tough –takes time. Answers the question WHY. Gets at the heart of the issue; which brings about lasting change. Federal Govt.. War on drugs! The Home is similar Why don’t we want to ask WHY? Requires one to think, pray, and ponder! Until you deal with the WHY question you will have endless battles over the WHAT question.
THIRD STEP: WISDOM... Asks what’s going on? To Attain knowledge Asks WHY To Receive Understanding. Then.. Asks How do I deal with the What in light of the Why? Pray for wisdom Jas 1:5
James 1:5-6 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
The Over Arching Principle Prov. 24:3-4 By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.
Tonight: Six specific Wisdom Principles that fit under this Prov. 24:3-4 umbrella of wisdom! See how each fits into this three step process based upon the what and the why!
Invitation What is going on with your life? The reason why is you need JC! John 8:24 “If ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” The path of wisdom is to do something about that now before it is too late! 2 Cor 6:2 “Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
SIX WISDOM PRINCIPLES Wisdom focuses on maturity not age in regard to privilege. Wisdom understands that peace is not always worth the price. Respect is developed through disciple – not leniency. Wisdom focuses on a child’s personal accountability to God. Wisdom understands that different people are loved in different ways.