Sermon Notes


MOTHERS DAY 2019

Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.

TO LIVE FOR THE LORD TAKES COMMITMENT.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE THE BEST CHRISTIAN THAT I CAN BE?
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE THE BEST CHRISTIAN PARENT I CAN BE?

1. WE MUST BE COMMITTED TO PRAYER FROM THE BEGINNING.

AS SOON AS A LADY FINDS OUT SHE IS EXPECTING SHE NEEDS TO BE IN DAILY INTERCESSORY PRAYER FOR HER CHILD. EVERY FATHER HAS THE SAME RESPONSIBILITY.

THE DIFFICULTY OF PARENTING CONTINUES TO GROW. NOT ONLY AS THE CHILD
GROWS BUT AS TIMES CHANGE.

PEOPLE RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER IN COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAYS NOW THAN THEY DID.

YOU CANNOT RAISE KIDS WITHOUT THE HELP OF THE LORD.

HOPE IS FINE BUT HOPE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PRAYER.

TO BE THE BEST PARENT YOU CAN BE YOU HAVE TO BE THE BEST CHRISTIAN YOU CAN BE.

IF YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST PARENT YOU CAN BE START WITH A COMMITMENT TO PRAYER.

2. WE MUST BE COMMITTED TO DISCIPLINE WITH LOVE.

ONE NEED GO NO FURTHER THAN A LITTLE LEAGUE BALL PARK OR A MALL OR WALMART TO SEE WHAT KIND OF DISCIPLINE CHILDREN RECEIVE.

PROV 13:24 SAYS SPARE THE ROD SPOIL THE CHILD.

EVERY CHILD RESPONDS DIFFERENTLY TO DISCIPLINE. WHAT WORKS WITH ONE MAY NOT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON THE NEXT ONE.

DISCIPLINE STARTS IN THE CRIB AND DOESN’T END UNTIL THEY ARE GROWN.

SOMETIMES YOU CAN BE YOUR CHILD’S FRIEND AND THEIR PARENT. OTHER TIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO BE THE PARENT.

IF YOU LACK THE DISCIPLINE TO DISCIPLINE… YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A DISCIPLINE
PROBLEM ON YOUR HANDS.

3. WE MUST BE COMMITTED TO BOTH CHURCH ATTENDANCE AND BIBLE TIME AT HOME.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHURCH ATTENDANCE CANNOT BE OVER ESTIMATED.

CHURCH ATTENDANCE MUST NEVER BE AN OPTION. AND IT MUST NOT BECOME AN OPTION AS A CHILD GROWS OLDER.

MANY PARENTS LOSE THEIR CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ALLOW THEM TO CHOOSE CHURCH OR CHOOSE SOMETHING ELSE.

MANY PARENTS LET SCHOOL, ATHLETICS, BAND AND FRIENDS TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER CHURCH.

DEVOTIONAL TIME AT HOME HAS TO BE A PRIORITY. IT IS UP TO YOU TO SEE THAT
YOUR CHILD READS THEIR BIBLE.

THE BED TIME STORIES ARE GREAT BUT ONCE THEY GET TOO OLD FOR THAT YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR SPIRITUAL WELL BEING.

FOR YOU TO BE THE BEST PARENT YOU CAN BE YOU MUST SET THE EXAMPLE IN THE
HOME.

YOUR CHILDREN NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU READ YOUR BIBLE AND THAT YOU
PRAY AND THAT IT IS EXPECTED OF THEM.

4. WE MUST COMMIT OURSELVES TO MODELING CHRISTIANITY.

WE CANNOT EXCUSE OURSELVES FROM THE RULES THAT WE EXPECT OUR FAMILIES TO FOLLOW.

YOU CAN’T RAISE A CHRISTIAN CHILD IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO FOLLOW CHRIST
YOURSELF.

YOU CAN’T APPLY RULES TO THEM YOU CAN’T KEEP YOURSELF.

IF YOU WANT YOUR SON TO TREAT YOUNG LADIES LIKE YOUNG LADIES THEN YOU TREAT HIS MOTHER LIKE A LADY.

IF YOU WANT YOUR DAUGHTER TO TREAT HER BOYFRIENDS AND POTENTIAL HUSBANDS WITH RESPECT THEN YOU TREAT YOUR HUSBAND THE WAY HE SHOULD BE TREATED.

BE REAL.
DON’T EXPECT OF YOUR FAMILY WHAT YOU ARE UNWILLING TO DO YOURSELF.

ALL OF US WANT A STRONG FAMILY.

IT TAKES PRAYER, DISCIPLINE, THE CHURCH, AND BEING A REAL GENUINE CHRISTIAN OURSELVES.

“COMMIT TO THE LORD WHATEVER YOU DO, AND YOUR PLANS FOR A CHRISTIAN
HOME WILL SUCCEED.”