When It Grows Kids God's Way
October 30, 2011 Speaker: Series: Is the Church Still Relevant Today?
Topic: Modern Day Verse: Proverbs 22:6–22:6
IS THE CHURCH STILL RELEVANT TODAY?
“When It Grows Kids God’s Way”
Pastor Duane Cross | 10.30.2011
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
FOUR STEPS TO MAKING DISCIPLES
STEP #1: GET HELP!
“If the Lord doesn’t build the house, the builders are working for nothing. If the Lord doesn’t guard the city, the guards are watching for nothing. It’s no use for you to get up early and stay up late, working for a living. The Lord gives sleep to those he loves.” (Psalm 127:1-2)
1. Parents, are you growing in your walk with God?
2. Parents, are you turning to God’s Word for divine help/guidance??
STEP #2: KNOW YOUR PURPOSE.
“Children are a gift from the Lord; babies a reward. Children who are born to a young man are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.” (Psalm 127: 3-4)
STEP #3: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SPIRITUAL FORMATION OF YOUR CHILD.
“You, your children, and your grandchildren must respect the Lord your God as long as you live. Obey his rules and commands I give so that you will live a long time...Then all will go well for you, and you will become a great nation in a fertile land...” (Deuteronomy6:2-3)
“Love the Lord your God will all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. Always remember these commands I give you today. Teach them to your children and talk about them when you sit at home and along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy6:5-7)
* The Bible says 2 things
1.Moms and dads must love God without reservation.
2.Moms and dads must pass on that love for God at home to their children.
STEP #4: NEVER GIVE UP.