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Sunday AM Remix – 5.15.11

Another strong weekend at FBC Harvester as we continued with week 3 of our “Parent Trapped” series. In this series we are addressing Biblical Wisdom for Popular Pitfalls. If you are like me, this series has been very helpful and encouraging!!! Understanding that NOTHING impacts my kids life more than the relationship that they have with mom and dad causes me to want to be the best parent I can be. And I am sure it does the same for you. Here are my notes from todays topic: What Parents Wish Their Children Knew.

PARENT TRAPPED
“What Parents Wish their Children Knew”
Selected Scriptures

“Whatever you do gain understanding . . .” Proverbs 2:2

WHAT PARENTS WOULD LIKE TO SAY . . .

1. TO ALL THEIR CHILDREN.

➢ “I’m not an EXPERT; this is on the JOB TRAINING.”

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

* Parenting is by trial and error – you the kids are on trial and we the parents will make the errors.

➢ “When I say ‘NO’ there is usually a better ‘YES’ ahead.”

* Parents long to say yes, but there are times that they must say no! – side note – saying no to the right things can be difficult, but our role as parents are to shape our kids in a way that protects, strengthens, and develops their character!

* The #1 rule in Parenting: Keep the child ALIVE!

➢ “I’m not trying to TIE YOU DOWN; I’m trying to LAUNCH YOU OUT.”

“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. . .” Psalm 127:4-5a (NKJV)

* Once the warrior/archer launches the arrow, he or she cannot change it’s direction!
* As parents, we need to be shaping and molding aiming our kids to hit the target, A personal relationship with Jesus!
* An Arrow can go places the warrior cannot go!
* We have an opportunity to send our kids places we can never go!

2. TO THEIR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN.

➢ “You NEED Jesus!”

“Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.”
Mark 16:16 (NLT)

* We don’t graduate from the Gospel … we live in it!

“Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, ‘Let the children come to Me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.’” Luke 18:16 (NLT)

* Many times for kids that grow up in the church, the benchmark of their faith is their baptism.

➢ “If you learn to OBEY NOW you can avoid some MAJOR PAIN in the future.”

“Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.” Colossians 3:20 (NLT)

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1 (NKJV)

“Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of correction will drive it far from him.” Proverbs 22:15 (NKJV)

3. TO THEIR TEENAGE CHILDREN.

➢ “Your PURITY is so important.”

“Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.” Proverbs 20:11 (NLT)

“How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:9-11 (NLT)

* 4 reasons to remain pure

** Sin always leaves a scar
** When choosing to Sin, there is no guarantee you’ll be able to stop later on in life
** Sin produces wasted opportunities
** Sin produces a Life filled with regret

➢ “Your ATTITUDE is as important as your ACTIONS.”

* If you have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then you attitude should be different!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV)

4. TO THEIR ADULT CHILDREN.

➢ “Let’s have an ONGOING RELATIONSHIP

“Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.” Proverbs 17:6 (NIV)

➢ “Be faithful TO THE LORD.”

“I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.” 3 John 1:4 (NLT)

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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