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Parenting 7 mal 2 15 d 050110

  1. 1. Perfecting Our Parenting A Biblical Philosophy of Family Malachi 2:15
  2. 2. An Experiential Exegesis of the Parenting Pilgrimage <ul><li>1. Most people start off their parenting pilgrimage as dummies </li></ul>
  3. 3. An Experiential Exegesis of the Parenting Pilgrimage <ul><li>1. Most people start off their parenting pilgrimage as dummies </li></ul>2. For many men, when they have kids, they are a dummy about to become a daddy
  4. 4. An Experiential Exegesis of the Parenting Pilgrimage <ul><li>3. Boys do not spend their childhood practicing to be fathers </li></ul>
  5. 5. An Experiential Exegesis of the Parenting Pilgrimage <ul><li>3. Boys do not spend their childhood practicing to be fathers </li></ul><ul><li>4. Many women are unprepared and most men are incompetent when it comes to parenting </li></ul>
  6. 6. Thesis: <ul><li>but fortunately parenting is a skill you can perfect . </li></ul><ul><li>No one is naturally pre-wired to be a biblical parent </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reasons People Become Parents <ul><li>The most common purpose is to increase our joy through relationship </li></ul>
  8. 8. Point 1. <ul><li>Parenting is like any other aspect of life: you need to know how God’s handbook on humanity says to run it. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Definition: <ul><li>Happiness is defined in Proverbs 29:18 as setting a goal to see Bible principles applied in your life. </li></ul>Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
  10. 10. Point 2. <ul><li>Children do not go where you say, because they cannot cognitively process things that way; children go where you show , because their little life is based on imitation. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Four Goals of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>Goal 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish them in a safe and secure environment </li></ul>
  12. 12. Four Goals of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>Goal 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish them in a safe and secure environment </li></ul>Task 1. Have constant, consistent and courageous communication about life issues from a biblical frame of reference .
  13. 13. Point 3. <ul><li>The thing that most often causes rebellion in children is hypocrisy in the parents. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Four Goals of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>Goal 2. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish them in good citizenship </li></ul>
  15. 15. Definition: <ul><li>Good citizenship is tied to acting like God in the community. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Four Goals of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>Goal 2. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish them in good citizenship </li></ul>Task 2. You get to this goal by teaching them to submit to authority .
  17. 17. Four Goals of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>Goal 3. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish them in biblical understanding </li></ul>
  18. 18. Four Goals of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>Goal 3. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish them in biblical understanding </li></ul>Task 3. Educate them in what it takes to be pleasing to God by first making right decisions , then developing discipline to get it done.
  19. 19. Point 4. <ul><li>Some people are so busy being their child’s friend that they have not been their parent. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Four Goals of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>Goal 4: </li></ul><ul><li>Establish them in godliness </li></ul>
  21. 21. Point 5. <ul><li>The only way our city will get better </li></ul>is for parents to be godly so their children can be good .
  22. 22. Point 6. <ul><li>The fourth goal, even though it is the highest level, is the foundation of the other three. </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Process of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>1. Start with the heart </li></ul>
  24. 24. The Process of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>1. Start with the heart </li></ul><ul><li>2. Stick to the scriptures </li></ul>
  25. 25. Point 7. <ul><li>While you are teaching your child and training them in the word, it is also cutting you. </li></ul>
  26. 26. The Process of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>1. Start with the heart </li></ul><ul><li>2. Stick to the scriptures </li></ul><ul><li>3. Seek the Spirit to help you live what you lip </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>The target you are pointed at is the one your children will hit. </li></ul>Point 8.
  28. 28. The Process of Biblical Parenting <ul><li>1. Start with the heart </li></ul><ul><li>2. Stick to the scriptures </li></ul><ul><li>3. Seek the Spirit to help you live what you lip </li></ul><ul><li>4. Strive for biblical success </li></ul>
  29. 29. So Why Bother? <ul><li>A. You don’t know the end at the beginning, only God does </li></ul><ul><li>B. Parenting is part of what God uses to make you more godly, not just your chil d </li></ul>

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