– Episode 1903 –

Do Not Train Up Your Child In the Way He Should Go?

Allowing our children to embrace their own sinful desires will lead to even greater sinful desires as they grow.  Allowing our kids to run our world will give them the idea that the world is there to serve them; even more dangerous that God is there to serve them.  We cannot leave our children un-parented.  It all comes back to Gospel clarity.

Segment 1 (0:00) – Do not … train up a child in the way they should go …? Is this verse less of an encouragement, and more of a warning?  Parenting can be difficult; we have a hard time dealing with our little sinners.  How should we consider this verse?  Referenced verses: Proverbs 22:6

Segment 2 (8:51) – You have trained up your child, yet they went off to college and left their faith at home.  Statistics show that 60-80% of kids who go off to university leave their faith.  What is the reason for this, and is there anything that we can do to possibly stop it from happening?  Is this related to “Carnal Christianity?”  Are these people who are ‘soiling their oats” actually born-again Christians?

Segment 3 (17:03) – Do not be deceived by church attendance, youth group activity and what your child says.  Pay attention to the fruit in their lives, and truly see if they are walking in the darkness or the light?  It is not that you will see an abundance of fruit, but you will see the progression of sanctification in them.