Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make

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Ours is a confused culture when it comes to the meaning of effective, successful parenting. Too many fathers and mothers are much more likely to listen to the advice of Oprah and Dr. Phil than the Great Physician. What, then, does God expect of parents?

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Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make

  1. 1. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make presented by Jason Hardin to an assembly of the Laurel Canyon church of Christ March 30, 2008
  2. 5. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make
  3. 6. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ Taking my children to church equals raising them in the Lord”
  4. 7. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ Taking my children to church equals raising them in the Lord” Ephesians 6:4 -- 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
  5. 8. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ Taking my children to church equals raising them in the Lord” Deuteronomy 6:5-7 -- 5 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart…”
  6. 9. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ Taking my children to church equals raising them in the Lord” Deuteronomy 6:5-7 -- 7 “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
  7. 10. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ It won’t affect my children if they hear me badmouthing my brethren.”
  8. 11. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ It won’t affect my children if they hear me badmouthing my brethren.” Matthew 18:15 -- 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.”
  9. 12. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ It won’t affect my children if they hear me badmouthing my brethren.” John 13:35 -- 35 “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
  10. 13. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ My children aren’t sophisticated enough to notice my hypocrisy.”
  11. 14. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ My children aren’t sophisticated enough to notice my hypocrisy.” Romans 2:21-24 -- 21 You then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery?...
  12. 15. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ My children aren’t sophisticated enough to notice my hypocrisy.” Romans 2:21-24 -- 23 You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. 24 For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”
  13. 16. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ Aren’t teenagers expected to be disrespectful, worldly, and untrustworthy?”
  14. 17. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ Aren’t teenagers expected to be disrespectful, worldly, and untrustworthy?” 1 Peter 2:9 -- 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
  15. 18. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ Aren’t teenagers expected to be disrespectful, worldly, and untrustworthy?” 1 Timothy 4:12 -- 12 Let no one despise you for your youth…
  16. 19. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ Aren’t teenagers expected to be disrespectful, worldly, and untrustworthy?” Acts 16:1-2 -- 1 Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy… 2 He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium.
  17. 20. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ Aren’t teenagers expected to be disrespectful, worldly, and untrustworthy?” 2 Timothy 1:5 -- 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.
  18. 21. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ If I don’t permit some unwholesome activities, they might turn away from the Lord.”
  19. 22. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ If I don’t permit some unwholesome activities, they might turn away from the Lord.” Luke 9:23 -- 23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
  20. 23. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ What my family really needs is more money.”
  21. 24. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ What my family really needs is more money.” Titus 2:4-5 -- 4 So train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
  22. 25. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ What my family really needs is more money.” Proverbs 11:4 -- 4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath…
  23. 26. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ What my family really needs is more money.” Proverbs 15:16-17 -- 16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it. 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.
  24. 27. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ I saw it on Oprah, it must be true.”
  25. 28. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make “ I saw it on Oprah, it must be true.” Romans 12:2 -- 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
  26. 29. 1 John 3:1-3 -- 1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
  27. 30. Acts 22:16 -- 16 “And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.”
  28. 31. Seven Mistakes Too Many Parents Make presented by Jason Hardin to an assembly of the Laurel Canyon church of Christ March 30, 2008

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