biblestudy: Childrearing (Part 1)
Blessing Of Children
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 24-Oct-87; Sermon #BS-CR01; 63 minutes
The family problems predicted for the end times in II Timothy stem from misguided or faulty childrearing practices. Because of this, we need to realize that: 1) God established the institutions of marriage and the family for the purpose of producing godly offspring. 2) We must learn to love and respect our children, realizing that, despite their relatively small size and inexperience, they are far from unimportant. 3) We must have vision from God's revelation in our childrearing practices, enabling them to fulfill their awesome potential. 4) We must guard against Satan's attempts to thwart or destroy them. 5) We must realize that our children have access to God through us. 6) We must see God as the model parent and emulate His practices. 7) We must see ourselves as the primary teachers preparing them to become responsible and productive members of God's Kingdom.
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