Biblical Parenting


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Biblical Parenting

  1. 1. Biblical Parenting
  2. 2. Batteries not included
  3. 3. Biblical parenting NATURE NURTURE
  4. 4. Seven Principles of Biblical Parenting
  5. 5. 1 Look out for Number One
  6. 6. Who’s Number One? <ul><li>Yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Children ? </li></ul><ul><li>Husband or Wife ? </li></ul><ul><li>Job? </li></ul><ul><li>Mother in law? </li></ul><ul><li>God ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who’s Number One?
  8. 8. Numbers 2:2, 17-34 Tent of Meeting + Levi Dan, Asher, Napthali Rueben, Simeon, Gad Ephraim Manasseh Benjamin Judah Issachar Zebulun
  9. 10. 2 Be a lover
  10. 12. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:33(NIV)
  11. 13. 3 Don’t be Superman or Superwoman…
  12. 15. 3 Don’t be Superman or Superwoman…Be an Empowerer
  13. 17. Psalm 33:16-19 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
  14. 18. Developing Self-Esteem <ul><li>Unconditional love and acceptance from parents </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmation and praises </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship to maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment to competence </li></ul><ul><li>Stepwise competence building appropriate to age and development level. </li></ul><ul><li>Letting go </li></ul>
  15. 19. 4 Show no favouritism
  16. 21. 5 Teach the true value of wealth
  17. 23. Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
  18. 24. 6 Set boundaries
  19. 25. Set boundaries for activities at home and outside
  20. 26. PR 29:15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. PR 29:16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall. PR 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. PR 29:18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.
  21. 28. Developing Discipline <ul><li>Both parents must decide beforehand the limits of acceptable behaviour. </li></ul><ul><li>All others (grandparents, aunties, uncles) must abide by these limits. </li></ul><ul><li>Limits or rules must be consistent. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis the positive rather than the negative. </li></ul><ul><li>Child encouraged to take responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Authority and control </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitive to age and developmental level </li></ul>
  22. 29. 7 Be a Supermodel
  23. 31. Deuteronomy 11:18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.
  24. 32. Biblical Parenting <ul><li>Look out for Number One. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Lover </li></ul><ul><li>Be an Empowerer </li></ul><ul><li>Show no Favoritism </li></ul><ul><li>Teach the True Value of Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Set Boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Supermodel. </li></ul>
  25. 34. Biblical Parenting Batteries not included Where does the power come from?
  26. 35. The Power for Biblical Parenting <ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Faith </li></ul><ul><li>The Trinity </li></ul>
  27. 36. Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) Lord, I find the genealogy of my Savior strangely checkered with four remarkable changes in four generations.
  28. 37. Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) Rehoboam begat Abia: a bad father begat a bad son. Abia begat Asa: a bad father and a good son. Asa begat Jehoshaphat: a good father and a good son. Jehoshaphat began Joram: a good father and a bad son.
  29. 38. Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) I see, Lord, from hence, that my father's piety cannot be entailed; that is bad news for me. But I see also that actual impiety is not hereditary; that is good news for my son.