Discover a plan for your family that not only follows God’s design but also brings contentment and a sense of purpose. This new sermon series, Me and My Real Family, is for anyone who wants a biblical pattern for building and strengthening a family and avoiding the pitfalls that tear families apart. This week’s message focuses on the basic discipleship principles you need to teach to your children for them to fully develop spiritually.

ME AND MY REAL FAMILY: A SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION

Message by Todd Lester – May 14, 2017

 

WHY A SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION IS IMPORTANT

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.

Hosea 4:6 My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me … Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children.

Psalm 78:5-6 He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children, so the next generation might know them— even the children not yet born— and they in turn will teach their own children.

 

WHAT EVERY CHILD NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT GOD

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) – The Lord’s Prayer

1. GOD WANTS AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH ME

Matthew 6:9 Our Father which art in heaven….

2. GOD’S NAME DESERVES MY HONOUR

Matthew 6:9b … hallowed be Thy name.

3. GOD’S PURPOSE FOR ME IS PART OF A LARGER PLAN

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

4. GOD CAN MEET ALL MY NEEDS

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread …

5. GOD FORGIVES ME SO I CAN FORGIVE OTHERS

Matthew 6:12 … and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

6. GOD WILL HELP ME DO WHAT’S RIGHT

Matthew 6:13a And lead us not into temptation…

1 John 2:15-16 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

1 Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

7. GOD WILL PROTECT ME FROM EVIL

Matthew 6:13b … but deliver us from evil.

8. THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN THE HERE AND NOW

Matthew 6:13c For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Lamentations 3:24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”

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