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Sunday AM Remix – 5.1.11


Today we started and brand new series called “Parent Trapped” Looking at Biblical Wisdom for popular pitfalls.  Today we looked at “The Home Every Child Needs”  Think about that statement … Would your home meet the standard? No matter how you answer that question, there is still work to be done.  I know this is one series that I am very excited about and hope to take the things I am learning and begin to apply them so our home is the home my boys need.

Here are my notes from today!

PARENT TRAPPED
“The Home Every Child Needs”

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

*Nothing Shapes your Child more than their relationship with their PARENTS!
*God gave children to Mom’s and Dad’s! As Parents its our responsibility to raise them, teach them and take care of them.
*You can’t outsource the responsibility of being a parent.
*Many of us want ‘Honor Role’ Kids, but we are not being ‘Honor Role’ Parents!
*Many times it’s our kids that get stuck with the leftovers. Leftover energy, Leftover creativity, Leftover time, Leftover time.
*Something has to change, it was never supposed to be this way.

**In the last 30 years teen pregnancy has gone up %500
**Each day, 1,000 girls have abortions
**7 out 10 girls will have sex before they are 14
**4,000 teens get an STD everyday

This should bother us.  Something must change. God gives us instructions on how we are to parent our kids lets look at what He says, it’s found in Deuteronomy 6:1-9.

EVERY CHILD NEEDS A HOME WHERE … 

1.  RIGHTEOUS LIVES Are Lived.

 *This is not moralistic behavior.  It’s more than being a good person

 “These are the commands, decrees, and regulations that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you. You must obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy, and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the Lord your God as long as you live. If you obey all His decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life. . .”  Deuteronomy 6:1-2 (NLT)

*As Parents we think our kids are angels, but the reality is the longer their legs grow, the shorter their wings get.
*We must teach our children to do right by doing right ourselves.
*The old adage, “Do as I say not as I do” has never worked!
*Your Kids watch you more than they listen to you.
*Our kids are not listening to our lips as much as they are watching our life.
*If we are not being consistent with the things we say, and the things we do, our kids will stop listening to what we say because we are showing them what really important!

Remember:  You Are A MODEL!

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.”  Hebrews 13:7 (NIV)

 *Your kids have to see it before they’ll do it.

2.  THE REAL LORD Is Loved.

“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.   And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.”  Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (NLT)

 *You can’t take anything with you to Heaven except for your family. How well are you doing preparing them for Eternity?

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.  Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

Remember:  You Are A Mirror!

*I am to reflect for my Kids the Glory of God!
*I am to reflect for my Kids what I am wanting them to become!

“Bring up your children in the training and instruction of the Lord.”  Ephesians 6:4

“Knowing God results in every other kind of understanding.”  Proverbs 9:10

 “Everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus, my Lord.”  Philippians 3:8

*What our Kids see in us is what they become!
*As Parents we need to give them something GOOD to IMITATE!

3.  THE RIGHT LESSONS Are Learned.

“And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”  Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NLT)

*Every day, Every way, show them Christ!

Remember:  You Are A MENTOR!

*Parents have the responsibility to raise their kids in Church
*The popular idea “That I don’t want to force my kids to go to church, because I don’t want to turn them away from God” is bunk!

**It’s like saying I don’t want to keep telling my kids to brush their teeth because I am afraid that might reject their toothbrush!
**It’s like saying I don’t want to make my kids go to school because it might make them heat school!

*Being a parent has great responsibility!
*When you let God be an option, you are setting your kids up to not know Christ!
*The Truth is this – If they see the real deal, that what you say and what you do match up, your kids will be more likely to be drawn to Christ because they have seen authenticity in your life!
*Three Areas of control that we need to teach our kids:

**Parent Control – The ability to live under the authority of our Parents.
**Self Control – The ability to control ourselves.
**God Control – The ability to live under the authority of Christ.

FOUR LESSONS THAT KIDS LEARN FROM PARENTS

1.  How To KNOW GOD.

2.  How To HONOR THEIR PARENTS.

 ‘Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.’ Exodus 20:12 (NLT)

 3.  How To VALUE THEIR SPOUSE.

 “So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33 (NLT)

 4.  How To LOVE THEIR CHILDREN.
BOTTOM LINE: God designed the home to be the University for life!


If you missed today, I highly encourage you to watch this weeks message by clicking here and then make plans to join us next week at FBC Harvester. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us here!

We are really excited about this series and cant wait to see what God will do next as we learn to survive and thrive as Parents and raise our kids in the type of Home they really need!

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