HOUSE RULES FOR A GREAT CHRISTIAN FAMILY

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HOUSE RULES FOR A GREAT CHRISTIAN FAMILY

  1. 1. HOUSE RULES FOR A GREAT CHRISTIAN FAMILY
  2. 2. 2Kings 20:1 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover."
  3. 3. Meaning of " in order " ( nasa ayos ) 1Cor 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints,
  4. 4. 1Cor 14:40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. (AMP) For He [Who is the source of their prophesying] is not a God of confusion and disorder but of peace and order. As [is the practice] in all the churches of the saints (God's people),
  5. 5. Pro 28:2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order. - order needs laws, rules and policies Laws, policies and rules are necessary to be " in order “ House Rules are important in a " HOUSE IN ORDER “ House Rules must be established to establish disciplines.
  6. 6. House Rules are important to raise disciplined children Disciplined children will be the future leaders of the country Disciplined Christian Children are the future Great Leaders of the Church of the Lord Jesus.
  7. 7. Eph 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (AMP) Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord. (GNB) Parents, do not treat your children in such a way as to make them angry. Instead, raise them with Christian discipline and instruction.
  8. 8. A. ESTABLISH HOUSE RULES IN DIFFERENT IMPORTANT AREAS OF YOUR FAMILY Pro 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (bbe) If a child is trained up in the right way, even when he is old he will not be turned away from it. (CEV) Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right. (TMSG) Point your kids in the right direction-- when they're old they won't be lost.
  9. 9. 1Ti 3:4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. 1Ti 3:5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
  10. 10. 1. House Rules on Schedules Ecc 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a. Sleeping and Rising Time b. Eating Time c. Playing and TV/ Computer Time d. Study Time e. Communication and Bonding Time f. Curfew g. Church and Ministry Time
  11. 11. Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
  12. 12. 2. House Rules on Budget and Spending Pro 14:24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
  13. 13. 3. House Rules on Responsibilities ( Household Chores ) a. What you open. you close b. What you get, you return c. What you use, you clean d. Cleaning Responsibilities
  14. 14. 4. House Rules on Speaking NO LYING, NO CURSING AND BAD WORDS, NO SHOUTING
  15. 15. 5. House Rules on Disrespectful Attitudes - NO REBELLION, NO DISOBEDIENCE, Deu 21:18 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, Deu 21:19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town.
  16. 16. Deu 21:20 They shall say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.“ Deu 21:21 Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid. Pro 24:21 Fear the LORD and the king, my son, and do not join with the rebellious,
  17. 17. B. IMPOSE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS TO NON-COMPLIANT CHILDREN Heb 12:7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? Heb 12:8 If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.
  18. 18. Heb 12:9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Heb 12:10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. Heb 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
  19. 19. Pro 23:13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. 1. Verbal Warning with God's Words 2. Sanctions ( Grounded ) 3. Decrease and Removal of priveleges Ex. No allowance, No TV , No internet , etc
  20. 20. 4. Rod application with God's words Pro 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. Pro 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. Pro 23:14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.
  21. 21. Pro 29:15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. NOTE : • Always explain the error and fault and value of the " rod " • Make the child acknowledge the broken house rule • Pray and Say " i love you " and hug at the end always.
  22. 22. 5. Counselling C. APPLY MOTIVATION AND REWARDS TO RULE-ABIDING CHILDREN D. UPHOLD CONSISTENCY WITH HOUSE RULES AT ALL TIMES !

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