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May 12, 2019 | Craig Lile

Cheerleading Our Children

Mothers Day celebrates the impact of women and mothers on our society. Perhaps no area of Christianity is more complex, fearful and sometimes heartbreaking than parenting. Therefore, on Mothers Day the pastor preached on four biblical areas he and his wife practiced while raising their three children who are now adults with their own children. Gods truth, family joy, responses and results of these four areas applied surpassed anything Craig and Robin could have imagined. The message is titled, “Cheerleading Our Children.” Why? Listen and you will know.

 

Cheerleading Our Children

(Various Passages)

Focused Spiritual Training   Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Training of God’s commands starts from the __________________.

              Deuteronomy 6:7 emphasizes three patterns:

  1.        _______________ them again and again.
  2.        Teach in the home and away from home.
  3.        Teach at bedtime and breakfast.

A godly pattern to follow – Susannah Wesley

Intentional Personal Interaction   Proverbs 22:6

The Hebrew word for “on his way” describes the ____________________ and _______________________ of an individual on their age level.

The root words for “start” or “train up” are the words for “palate” or “roof of the mouth.”  Develop a hunger for ______________  ___________.

Genuine Appreciation   Colossians 3:21

A father is not to lead by objection, but by ______________________.

We must be our children’s greatest ___________________________!

Faithful Affectionate Love   Jeremiah 31:3

God’s love is not conditional.  He ________________________ warm, receptive and loyal love, regardless of our frailties or failures.

Three parables of Luke 15 all emphasize God’s search, restoration and celebration of wayward and undeserving sinners.  (The Lost Sheep/The Lost Coin/The Prodigal Son)

Jesus affirmed His love through ___________________  _____________.