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Ephesians 6:1-4

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise – 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Today is the last day of our VBS (Vacation Bible School) for 2017. I posted this on Facebook this morning early. Up early to thank God for the awesome folks at First United Methodist Church of Laurel. Today is the last day of VBS. This ministry is such an expression of love for Jesus, the community, and for the memory of Linda Ryan. I’m honored to serve those who serve for Jesus. They are all heroes to me!

As we finish another year of VBS – I’m taking a look at today’s passage – especially the final part of today’s passage that say – Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. VBS is part of the final part of that 4th verse – bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. I have marveled at the number of persons who have given of themselves all week to help train our children and the children of the community in the ways of Jesus! Continue reading

July 27, 2017 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Missions, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Training Up Our Children

Ephesians 6:1-4

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise – 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

82015 RayToday we will finish our look at this week’s verses by looking again at verse 4. This verse reads – Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Looking at the last part of that verse we read again – bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.  We’re instructed in Deuteronomy to train up our children.

Deuteronomy 6:7 – Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

A familiar proverb reads like this – Proverbs 22:6 – Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Continue reading

October 2, 2015 Posted by | Build, Church, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Training Up the Next Generation

Ephesians 6:1-4

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”-which is the first commandment with a promise – 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Today we will finish our look at this week’s verses by looking again at verse 4 – Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Looking at the last part of that verse we read again – bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. The sermon series we are sharing currently will talk about Biblical Family Values.  We’re instructed in Deuteronomy to train up our children.

Deuteronomy 6:7 – Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Proverbs 22:6 – Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Parents – your church wants to partner with you to train up – to rear – to raise up – your children in the way of the Lord.  Two influences – the family/parents and the church – will make a larger impact working together than they could possibly do working a part.  We want to be Biblically sound and to follow the admonition of our Lord to train up the children.  Please – join with us as we team to make a difference in the next generation.

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

August 27, 2010 Posted by | Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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