The Christian HomeSpeaker:
Dr. Danny Campbell
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
- Series: Colossians Study
- Scripture: Colossians 3:20; Ephesians 6:1-4
The Christian Home
Parenting is at the same time one of the most wonderful, most humbling, most stretching, most tiring, most exciting, most frustrating, most valuable things you will ever do for Jesus. Regardless of the outcome you will come to appreciate your own Heavenly Father’s love and patience with us as His children.
Two overarching commands for children:
Children are to obey their parents Col. 3:20; Eph. 6:1
Children your default setting needs to be to obey your parents - God put you under their care to teach you some of the basic things you need to know in life so that it will go well with you.
Children are to honor their parents Eph. 6:2-3
When children don’t honor and obey their parent’s authority they become little terrors in their neighborhoods and schools, and they grow up to disrespect authority in their workplaces and in interaction with governing authorities and also probably lack any fear of God, having disastrous national effects.
Three overarching commands to Parents:
Parents are not to provoke their children to despair Col. 3:21; Eph. 6:4
Parents are to bring their children up in the discipline they need Eph. 6:4
I would advise you to be stricter with your children when they are younger, and ease off on some restrictions as they age and show responsibility.
I would advise you that when you need to punish your children, make sure the punishment fits the ‘crime.’ Make sure you don’t discipline them in anger, explain to them why they are being punished, and pray with them afterwards.
Help your children navigate the digital age but also “unplug” overnight.
Parents are to bring children up in the instruction of the Lord Eph. 6:4
A few words to parents whose kids are older/ left the home: