Raising Children in a Wicked World

Text: Genesis 6:5-10 Is it possible to raise godly children in a wicked world? Yes! It has been done before and it can be done again. However, that does not mean it will be easy. Parents must be diligent and trust in God’s plan, no matter how wicked the world becomes. Wickedness in the World […]

Training Children

Text: Proverbs 22:6 The training of children is done in two ways – by instruction (teaching them what is right) and by discipline (punishing them for doing what is wrong). Parents are responsible for training their children and must take this work seriously. Failing to train children in the right way will bring shame upon […]

Parents As Role Models

Text: Proverbs 20:7 We often think of instruction and discipline when it comes to raising children. This lesson lays the foundation for that. Parents must also teach by example. If parents fail to do this, children will come to see them as hypocrites, thus making any instruction and discipline seem to be irrelevant. We must […]

The Home in Which Children Are Raised

Text: Genesis 1:27 God’s plan from the beginning was for a man and a woman to “be fruitful and multiply.” This would be done in marriage (Genesis 2:24). Unfortunately, this does not always work out – either through sin or tragedy – leaving single parents or other caretakers to do the best they can for […]

The Gift of Children

Text: Psalm 127:3-5 Our view of children must be shaped by the Bible, not by society. Children are a gift from God. While there are responsibilities that come with parenting, children should not be seen as a burden, but as a blessing. Children are a Gift from God Children are to be seen as a […]

Marriage, Homosexuality, and Government

Certain states are now allowing same-sex marriages. What does the Bible have to say about these things? Marriage Established by God in the beginning (Genesis 2:18-24; Mark 10:6-8) God joins two people together (Matthew 19:6) Marriage is for one man & one woman for life (Matthew 19:4-6) Homosexuality Contrary to nature (Romans 1:26-27) It is […]

Husbands & Wives

Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 Roles – Ephesians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 11:3 Responsibilities of the Wife to her Husband: Submit – Ephesians 5:22,24 Love – Titus 2:4 Help – Genesis 2:18 Respect – Ephesians 5:33 Responsibilities of the Husband to his Wife: Love – Ephesians 5:25,28,33 Lead – Ephesians 5:23-24 Provide for – 1 Timothy 5:8 Honor […]