Tuesday, August 20, 2013

To You and to Your Children

One of the central responsibilities of the church and her ministers is to hold out the promises of Jesus Christ to you and to your children. Because many pastors, elders and deacons have not believed these promises themselves and have lost their own children to the world, the flesh and the devil, they are no longer in a position to declare these promises to their congregations.  But despite the failures of Christian leadership, God’s promises are to you and to your children.  

The Lord desires that our children grow up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and that they lovingly and cheerfully embrace the kindness of God in Jesus Christ.  But in order for this to happen in the normal way, we parents must believe God.  We must believe in such a way that it affects the way that we live and move and have our being in Christ.  Our belief must produce godly fruit.  Here is the great part; all true belief does produce godly fruit.  So, let us look at what God has in store for us as we raise our children to His glory.

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