TWO GOALS TO PARENTING 1. Help your kids ______________ into the _________________. 2. _________________ and ___________________ your kids. A. Insulate and Shield your kids by showing your _________. i. ________ – _____________________________. Job 1:4-5
ii. _____________ – _________________________. Ephesians 5:33
iii. _________ – __________________________. Deuteronomy 6:4-9
iv. ________________ – ______________________. Matthew 5:37
v. _____________ – __________________________. 1 Corinthians 15:33
"In situations where children became mature Christians we usually found a symbiotic partnership between their parents and their church. The church encouraged parents to prioritize the spiritual development of their children and worked hard to equip them for that challenge. Parents, for their part, raised their children in the context of a faith-based community that provided security, belonging, spiritual and moral education, and accountability. Neither the parents nor the church could have done it alone." International Journal of Children’s Spirituality
Parenting is always ________________.
“He who lays up treasure _____________ spends his life __________________ from his treasure. To him, death is loss. He who lays up treasures ________________ looks ______________ to eternity; he’s moving daily toward his treasures. To him, death is gain.” The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn.
__________________________: The _____________ is as important as the _____________.
QUESTIONS: 1. How can you better insulate and shield your child? 2. How would you rate yourself at appropriately prioritizing your values? How well are you displaying this for your kids? 3. How well are you partnering with your church as you raise your kids towards maturity?
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