Essential Vitamins For Spiritual Champions (4 of 5) by Fred Lowery

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Essential Vitamins For Spiritual Champions
Raising Spiritual Champions
Fred Lowery
Psalms 127:1; Proverbs 22:6; Proverbs 22:15; Proverbs 23:13; Proverbs 29:15; Colossians 3:21

I know that you feel as I do that as a church we are proud of our past. We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. We are focused on the present and we are providing for the future. Children are 30% of the population, but they are 100% of the future. Our hope for a better tomorrow lies within our children. They are too small to ignore, too important to neglect, too loved by God to be left behind or left to chance. So as a church we are shaping our future by investing in our children. We want to partner with you as parents to help you build and raise spiritual champions because we know that children are our most treasured possession. That's what Tiny Town is about and that's why we are doing all the things we are doing, to help you with your marriages and the financial area of your life and in parenting. That's what this series is about. Here's our goal, bottom line; our goal is to take as many people to heaven with us as we possibly can and to present as many whole families before God as we can. So we are a family church and we believe that life is faith, family and friends. Let me tell you something; children are born to be loved and lead, not to meet needs or to fulfill a dream. They are not just cute (and they are cute), but they are clay to be molded. You see, we as parents have the responsibility to pour the word of God into their hearts and to mold their character with God's word and to shape their conscious with the word of God. We as parents are to love and provide and care for, to teach and protect these precious children. Think of it this way; if I have these tender plants in my yard and I ignore them and neglect them, they will be history. Have you ever had a plant that you accidentally ignored? It just wilts and falls over and looks pitiful. It's worthless. You'll kill it. We've killed, well, a good many. And if you've got these tender plants, it doesn't do any good to jerk them around and to have the extreme temperatures and all those kinds of things because if you are pulling on them or jerking on them or taking them into extreme temperatures, that fragile root system can be compromised and irreparable damage can happen. And if you are shouting or threatening the plants, that doesn't do anything for them, does it? Or you can put them in time out. That won't really do it, will it? Or, you can give them anything that they want because what they want is sun and water. So let's give them all the sun that they want and what happens? You see, the sun that warms and heals is also the sun that weakens and kills. Too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing. Did you hear that parents? Too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing, even if it's Blue Bell ice cream. I've never reached that level, but I guess you coul ...

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