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FAMILY SURVIVAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY
SERMON #4 MOLDING CHILDREN INTO CHRISTIAN
“BENDING THE BOW”
Copyright © 1997 by Dr. Rick E. Ferguson. All rights reserved. No portion of
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INTRODUCTION: This Sunday and next I want to talk straight with
you parents. I want to give you some biblical principles for
“MOLDING CHILDREN INTO CHRISTIAN CHAMPIONS.”
Is that not the ultimate passion and goal of every Christian parent here
today. To raise your Sons and Daughters to be Champions for Christ?
? What Christian parent wants to raise a spiritual wimp?
? What Christian parent wants to raise a spiritual rebel?
? What Christian parent sets out to raise a child that is cold and
callused to the things of God?
Unfortunately that is exactly the kind of kids many professing
Christians are raising. They are raising children that are:
? Uninterested in the things of God
? Uninvolved in spiritual activities
This Sunday and next I want to show you two incredible passages in
the Bible that speak to raising godly, spiritual-minded, courageous
champions for Christ. The title of the two messages are....
BENDING THE BOW
RELEASING THE ARROW
I hope after the our study in God’s Word together, these titles will
make sense to you. For these two titles contain two very important
keys to raising Godly Children...Children who are spiritual champions.
I want to make two disclaimers right here in the beginning that are
important for you to understand...
(1) I do not claim to be an EXPERT in parenting.
? I have made a ton of mistakes as a father.
? Kathy and I have been parents for over 18 years and we are still
? We are learning a lot by the old “trial and error” method. A ...
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