Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Recognizing Your Child’s True Potential
Parents tend to make parenting more complex, and yet more superficial, than it really is. Christian parents today are begging for detailed programs, step-by-step methodologies, and turnkey instructions. Parenting gurus happily oblige. They offer precise plans for feeding infants God’s way; Christian methods for toilet-training toddlers; extensive lists of dos and don’ts governing preschoolers’ social lives; and similar catalogs of rules for every stage of life up to marriage.
Monday, May 04, 2015
What Influence Do You Have on Your Children?
You can’t save your children. You can raise them in the fear and admonition of the Lord, guard them from the sinful influences and temptations of the world, and cocoon them in the fellowship of others who know and love God. But in the end, as we saw last time, their repentance and faith cannot be inherited or manufactured—salvation is God’s work, not yours. As a parent, your influence can only go so far.
Friday, May 01, 2015
How Do You Raise Christians?
Is there anything believers can do to guarantee the salvation of their children? No doubt many Christian parents have asked that very question, naturally hoping to see their offspring grow to know and love the Lord, and spared the horrors of hell.