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Parenting By God (4 of 5)
Series: Under New Management
Pastor Kerry Shook
1. Visit Their Planet!
"The Word became human and lived among us ..." John 1:14 (GW)
- Touch their world
"... let the little children come to me ..." Mark 10:14 (NIV)
- Hear their world
"The Lord is near to all who call on him." Psalm 145:18 (NIV)
- See their world
"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." Matt. 9:36 (NIV)
- Smell their world
"... the Lord disciplines those he loves ..." Heb. 12:6 (NIV)
- Taste their world
"If you refuse to discipline your son, it proves you don't love him ..." Pr. 13:24 (LB)
"Love knows no limits to its endurance ..." 1 Cor. 13:7 (Ph)
2. Learn Their Language!
- Language of affection
- Language of expression
- Language of service
- Language of giving
- Language of providing
- Language of time
"(Jesus) This is my command: Love each other." John 15:17 (NIV)
"There is more happiness in giving then in receiving."
Acts 20:35 (GN)
3. Take Them To Your Leader!
"You must teach them to your children and talk about them when you are at home or out for a walk, at bedtime and the first thing in the morning." Deut. 6:7 (LB)
"If we are faithless, he will remain faithful ..." 2 Tim. 2:13 (NIV)
Somebody said, "If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then children must be from another universe altogether." I know many parents who love their kids deeply feel that way about them at times, and many kids who love their parents deeply feel at times like their parents are from another planet. Children and parents definitely live in two different worlds, and as children become teenagers, many times these two worlds collide. Now just as the song a moment ago said, both worlds want to understand each other...both worlds want to bridge this gap...but, the question i ...
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