Parenting 4 1 sam 4 19-22 a 050110

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Parenting 4 1 sam 4 19-22 a 050110

  1. 1. Perfecting Our Parenting Rescuing Our At-Risk Children 1 Samuel 4:19-22
  2. 2. An Experiential Exegesis of At-Riskedness <ul><li>1. We are a nation with children </li></ul>
  3. 3. An Experiential Exegesis of At-Riskedness <ul><li>1. We are a nation with children </li></ul><ul><li>2. Too many of our children are growing up without a father in the home </li></ul>
  4. 4. An Experiential Exegesis of At-Riskedness <ul><li>3. Kids raising kids, and kids who raise themselves are susceptible to gangs, AIDS, premarital parenthood and at-risk of failing school </li></ul>
  5. 5. Definition: <ul><li>The name Ichabod means, where is the glory? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Thesis: <ul><li>Satan and his world system has gotten into kids’ heads because Christians have gotten out of being overt testimonies to God’s grace in our place. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Point 1. <ul><li>God knows you’re not loving him if you are not living for him. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to Set the Stage for the Next Generation <ul><li>1. The public policies of a church can have ill personal consequences for a community </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to Set the Stage for the Next Generation <ul><li>2. We need people in church that know the Master to offer a key to the community that will open doors out of their dysfunction </li></ul>
  10. 10. Point 2. <ul><li>We’ve got to make our lives a testimony as well as making our words a witness so that we can engage our community in a taste for God’s grace. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to Set the Stage for the Next Generation <ul><li>3. The personal crises of parents will eventuate in an identity crisis for their kids </li></ul>
  12. 12. How to Set the Stage for the Next Generation <ul><li>4. If one chapter ends negatively, it does not prevent God from setting the scene for the next chapter positively </li></ul>

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