Sermons on Family
A child is born with physical needs for survival, but as that child grows there are other needs that become evident… needs that parents have to meet that are just as vital for that child to thrive.
When Paul was writing his letter to the church at Ephesus, he had a message God wanted him to write just to dads… “Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” God isn’t just looking for dads to be good providers… He wants them to make an impact in their child’s life for eternity! And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up…
Standing at the altar, no one thinks their love is going to come to an end. But as time goes by, it becomes clear that those feelings of love don’t just naturally last. It takes work… every… single… day.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “‘TRAIN Up a Child’ in the way he should go…” This is God’s instruction to parents. Parenting God’s way isn’t hands-off… it’s intentional.