Sermon Teach your Child on the Way

Sermon Teach your Child on the Way

"As the scripture teaches, `Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ' (Prov. 22:6.)

Parents, specifically fathers, have a God-given role in raising children
  • Good examples go a long way
  • Example is no substitute for talking to our kids
  • I Want My Kids To Know…
  • You are made in the image of God

The Bible is the infallible Word of God Ecclesiastes 12:11-12

The topic of teaching is immensely complex and has many meanings to different people. Many think teaching is a heroic act. Parents are responsible for transmitting knowledge to children. They also guide and discipline to help them learn. Teaching is an art, and the way you teach depends on your personality, interests and attitude. 

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1. Atention! How to Provoke Your Children to Wrath Ephesians 6:4 

And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. 
  • 1. Discipline them unjustly
  • 2. Fathers out of control anger, and excessive punishment
  • 3. Expecting them to do things they cannot
It’s about Training Fathers, Don’t Discourage the Child Colossians 3:21. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Take a lesson from Paul. The Good and the Bad. Always give hope

2. I Want My Kids To Know…

  • You are made in the image of God. 
  • God Hates Sin

First and foremost, parents should show genuine interest in their childrens. They should be focus-minded and willing to understand their students' viewpoints childrens sense if their parent is genuinely interested in their well-being; this makes them more likely to apply  learn. Furthermore, parents should show concern for their childrens learn the bible. 
  • Faith of your parents won’t determine your destiny Ezekiel 18:19-20
  • Hell is real. 
  • Heaven is real, and so worth the effort
  • Most people are on that path; don’t join them

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Talk to your kids! If not, they’ll learn from whoever will

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. II Corinthians 9:6

Sermon Teach your Child on the Way

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3. Give Them a Love to Live With

Parents’ love is not complete without instilling love for God and others – Phil. 2:1-8
Christians are in a unique position to teach love.
  • For God – Matt. 22:36
  • For brethren – Jn. 13:34
  • For enemies – Matt. 5:44
Help them know the Lord!

  • Children do not have wisdom - comes later
  • Need guidance & restrictions
  • Controlled by parents (cf. 1 Tim. 3:4-5)
  • Parents need to watch / know. . 

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