Need some parenting advice? Looking for how to raise your children in Christ without angering them or abandoning them to the world? The Apostle Paul has wise words for us in Ephesians 6:4. This is a very important message that teaches us how to apply our faith to our family where it really counts. We must minister faithfully to our children, raise a godly generation, and pass the torch of Christ on to those who will carry His banner further into history. But how? In this sermon we lay a foundation for parenting from Paul’s wise commands, and then bring theology home to where it counts. We will apply Paul’s command by outlining 11 practical ways to live without exasperating our children to wrath. (Note – in the sermon, Pastor Head says there are a tidy 12 application points, but he skipped number 10. Keep that in mind as you listen). This message providentially came on Father’s Day, so the it was particularly fitting.
This is a very important message, we pray it will bless you and your family.
Our Public Reading this Sunday was Psalm 127, and our benediction was from Ephesians 6:23-24
127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. (ESV)