This week’s message was all about parenting, and how the way we parent should be counter cultural. While it may be tempting for those of you without children, or with adult children, to check out, many of these principles apply to the process of discipling.
The main point of this week’s message was that parents are either desperate for God’s help in parenting their children, or they are deceived into thinking you can do it yourself. Desperate parents have these four traits: they are driven to prayer, they cling to God’s word, they confess their sin quickly, and they are humble enough to let other desperate parents speak to them about parenting.
How much time do you spend praying about the struggles of your children compared to talking or complaining about them to other people?
Do you win the gospel race? Are you the first to confess to your kids, your small group or anyone you sin against? Or do you sit back and expect them to change first then you might consider confessing?
Do you let other desperate parents speak to you about parenting? How do you discern who to listen to?