Raising Children God's Way

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Published on February 17, 2009

Author: mikecriswell

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Raising Children God’s WayLessons from the Garden of Eden : Raising Children God’s WayLessons from the Garden of Eden Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being Lessons from the Garden : Lessons from the Garden Provision Responsibility Freedom Boundaries Consequences Socialization Communion Provision : Provision Genesis 2:7-9 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. Provision : Provision A parent’s job is to provide: * Physically * Emotionally * Spiritually But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8) Responsibility : Responsibility Genesis 2:15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. Genesis 2:19-20 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. Responsibility : Responsibility The Fall didn’t create work it just took the fun out of it! Work rules: Start young Make it age appropriate Clearly define the job Show them by example “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop!” Freedom : Freedom Genesis 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat . . .” Freedom : Freedom Maturity is a result of the right amount of freedom at the right time Within certain parameters, children must be free to make mistakes Freedom : Freedom High Love High Low Control Control Low Love Attentive Parent Child feels secure Permissive Parent Child w/o boundaries Authoritarian Parent Child feels oppressed and may rebel Neglectful Parent Child feels neglected Boundaries : Boundaries Genesis 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, God Loves us but gives us Rules! Boundaries : Boundaries Some Rules are NOT negotiable Well placed rules are for our good Rules can be a statement of Love Boundaries : Boundaries Suggestions for Parents: Make rules that are age appropriate Don’t be afraid to set curfews Be at least as wise as your kids Normal kids will test the rules Monitor your kids TV and Internet use and know who they “hang” with. BoundariesProvide Freedom : BoundariesProvide Freedom Consequences : Consequences Genesis 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." Consequences : Consequences For consequences to work: There must be clear communication. There must be follow through. Consequences : Consequences Parents must state rules clearly! Rules must be age appropriate Rules must be consistent Rules must be administered in Love Inconsistency breeds rebellion! Consequences : Consequences The Purpose of Consequences is Discipline. Discipline = Training Never out of Anger! Socialization : Socialization Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." Socialization : Socialization “No man is an island to himself” God provided the best for Adam Socialization : Socialization It is the parents job to provide Godly socialization for the kids. Church meetings Wholesome recreation Good friends Know your Kids friends!!! Socialization : Socialization What about job transfers and home churches? Not all things that are lawful are expedient. We will reap what we plant! Communion : Communion Genesis 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Communion : Communion God spent time with His children! Parents spend time with your kids! Get to know their friends Get involved with their interests Support them in their hobbies CommunionDeuteronomy 6 : CommunionDeuteronomy 6 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is the meaning of the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments which the LORD our God has commanded you?' 21 "then you shall say to your son: 'We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand; Conclusion : Conclusion Provision Responsibility Freedom Boundaries Consequences Socialization Communion

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