There is no sermon posted online this week because of some technology issues. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I preached from Proverbs on the important PLACE of our children and the great value they have and we should put on them. I talked about PREPARING and training up our children in the ways of the Lord, and sometimes this training involves “PADDLING” – discipline. We must discipline our children in all its forms (spankings, time-outs, restrictions, curfews…). Another important point of our parenting is PREACHING the gospel to our children, in all its richness, fullness, grace, and glory. I concluded with a call to PRAY for our children’s true conversion, that God would bring about the miracle of regeneration in each of their lives.
God is our perfect heavenly Father who demonstrates all of these qualities with us, His children. He places important value on us, he prepares us, he “paddles” us, he preaches the gospel to us, and he prays for us (that is to say His heart is for the lost, that they would repent and come to Him for everlasting life).
God walks with you in your parenting. Whatever faults or mistakes you may have made in the past, you can start fresh and new today with Him at your side. Come to Him and know the way and lead your children in this.