The Young Adult-Parent Relationship

2020-11-21T19:36:38-06:00November 19th, 2020|

Date: November 19, 2020 ()

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The transition from childhood to adulthood can be quite challenging.There is often tension between young adults and their parents.The young adult thinks he knows more than he does, and parents can think that their children don’t know as much as they do.There can be many misunderstandings between young adults and parents, most of which result from a lack of understanding each other’s roles. Young Adults Dangers Thinking you know more than you do (Proverbs 4:1-4) Think you are right when you are wrong (Proverbs 14:12) Forgetting the dangers of being a young adult (2 Timothy 2:22) Desiring your own way (Proverbs 18:2, 1 Timothy 4:12) Going your own

Rebellion in the Home

2020-11-10T13:26:21-06:00November 5th, 2020|

Date: November 5, 2020 ()

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Dealing with Rebellion Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. The first rebellion was when Satan tried to exalt himself above God. Satan rebelled against God because he was filled with pride. King Uzziah was a great king for almost 52 years. As long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper. Let every soul be subject unto the higher power. Every person is to be subject to the governing authority over them. There are FIVE spheres of Human Authority: Legitimate state authority over its citizens. Legitimate parental authority over their children. Legitimate authority of husbands over their wives. Legitimate authority

Bible Principles for Parents (Part II)

2020-11-05T19:50:50-06:00October 30th, 2020|

Date: October 29, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:1-4 |

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Review of last year’s lesson The Purpose: The purpose of the lesson was two-part: first, to learn from the lives and choices of seven parents in the scriptures, and second, to study seven principles from the Bible for child rearing. Seven Parents in Scripture: Adam - The deceived father (Genesis 3:8-12). Our choices as parents affect our children. Abraham - The obedient father (Genesis 22:2-3; 12). God must be first in all things.Not kids first; God first. Joshua - The determined father (Joshua 24:15). It requires firm resolve to establish and maintain a God-honoring family. Elimelech - The sidetracked father (Ruth 1:1-2). Even when circumstances get

Lesson 15: God’s Plan for Marriage (Part 2)

2020-10-19T13:40:41-05:00October 15th, 2020|

Date: October 15, 2020 ()

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God’s Plan for Marriage This is an expansion of an earlier sermon which can be found here. Permanency of Marriage The Witness of the First Marriage The Testimony of Christ on Marriage The Historical Positions of the Church Permanent Semi-Permanent It is always God's will for marriage to be permanent God allows exceptions in the case of adultery  Popular The Problem of Sin Marriage A Church Policy for those Desiring to be Married Purity Purity of the Body Adultery Violates a Sacred Commitment Adultery Destroys a Sacred Trust Adultery pollutes a Sacred Union Purity of the Mind Guard the Mind Direct the Mind Renew the Mind Humble the Mind Primary The husband and wife relationship is the first relationship. The marriage is the

Lesson 14: How to ​Evaluate Your Son or Daughter’s Workplace

2020-10-15T19:26:42-05:00May 21st, 2020|

Date: May 21, 2020 ()

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Opinion - A conclusion without a rationale Evaluation - A conclusion based on a standard Questions to Ask about Potential Workplaces Obviously, is it a lawful occupation according to the Bible? How old is your child? Who will work there? Men are called to lead, take responsibility, be wise, and protect Young ladies are learning to keep the home, be virtuous, eventually raise children, help her husband There are vocations that can be for both, and there are some geared towards a gender. Who else works there? Co-workers will heavily influence your child. What will they learn while there? Will they be allowed to be lazy? What is the working environment? Is there a TV

Lesson 13: A Psalm 128 Home

2020-10-15T19:25:53-05:00April 30th, 2020|

Date: April 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 128:1-6 |

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Determine to use God's Word instead of worldly counsels. Don't consider children a burden, or a robber of your time and pleasure. Never make possessions more important than relationships. Beware of comparing children and spouse with others. Don't make a federal case out of kids being children. Be Aware of threatening constantly, but disciplining inconsistently. Beware of belittling children or spouses. Beware of saying during discipline "this is hurting my reputation." Husbands and wives should not argue in front of the children. Don't argue with your spouse when you are disciplining a child. Don't spend time bragging on talents as opposed to character. Be careful to not allow the television or radio

Lesson 12: Influencing Young Adult Children

2020-10-15T19:24:39-05:00March 5th, 2020|

Date: March 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 22:6 |

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Timeline Infancy: birth to one yr old Childhood: 1 yr to 12 yrs old Youth: teen years Young Adult Age Transitions Children develop gradually Consider the end at the beginning Spirituality Productivity Self-government Discipline Responsibility Determine what you will do to reach your goals Control Communication Instruction Influence Struggles Flesh Failure Friction Fuming Forgetfulness Faintness Faithlessness Strategies Handle guys and girls differently Show respect Develop trust Communicate Biblically Make your advice palatable Offer suggestions, not demands Bite your tongue Don’t let them go too far down the wrong road without saying anything Remind your children of lessons you have taught them Don’t be afraid to offer advice Pray with them, not just for them Compliment your children and acknowledge their accomplishments Include them in family devotions if they are still at home Look for opportunities to help them handle problems spiritually Discuss

Lesson 11: Teaching Your Children to Walk with God

2020-03-02T15:35:21-06:00February 27th, 2020|

Date: February 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 10:42 |

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Picture - a young child learning to walk Start early. Strengthen them. Provide examples. Let them cruise. (strengthen a good thing) Hold their hand. Establish boundaries. Correct their gait. (Proverbs 22:15) Cheer them on. (Proverbs 12:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Matthew 25:21) Other verses about edifying one another: Ephesians 4:29, Romans 14:19, Romans 15:2, 1 Corinthians 12:19. Principles Children must learn to walk with God. (Micah 6:8, Leviticus 18:4) Parents must teach their children to walk with God. (Ephesians 6:4, 2 Timothy 3:15) Parents and children must understand what it means to walk with God. Desire for God (Hebrews 11:5-6) Living for God (Genesis 6:8-9, 11) Communication with God (Genesis 6:13) Obedience to God (Genesis 6:14, 22) Agreement with God

Lesson 10: Ten Truths to Teach Children

2020-02-27T19:33:17-06:00February 20th, 2020|

Date: February 20, 2020 ()

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All that glitters is not gold Bible verse– “stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there” (Proverbs 9:17-18) Bible story– The account of Samson in Judges 13-16 Truth illustrated– Cotton candy or the five cent hamburger may not really be that great after all.  Children are valuable and should not be dealt with or live on a whim. Life will frequently seem to be unfair Bible verse– “...Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to

Lesson 9: Methods of Incorrect Discipline

2020-02-18T22:20:15-06:00February 13th, 2020|

Date: February 13, 2020 ()

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Repeating Instructions Subtle signs that parents "finally mean business" Condition children to respond to your calm voice, rather than have to fly into rage People respond to warnings at the degree they believe them Repeated instructions are training them to never listen to you Making threats Few parents find pleasure in carrying out disciplinary consequences, some goad their children with threats of impending doom Making threats is the sign of a lazy parent Going through with discipline shows the child they are worth your attention and time Bribing for obedience Bribes are given to motivate or buy favor, (Different than rewards) Allowing excuses There are no good reasons for disobedience [true emergencies are
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