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January 23 – Bringing Up Children in the Lord

January 23, 2013

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” -Eph 6:4
I was in a Bible study recently discussing the teaching and training of our children in the church.  One Brother made this observation (and I thought really profound) regarding the raising of children.  He said, “exposure is not equal to training.”  Simply taking them “to church” is surely not enough.
So many parents wonder what happened to their kids when they no longer go to church, yet may have never actively sought to teach and to train them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, leaving it only for the church to do it.  A parent should diligently train their children in both word and in action; and to be involved as a family in the church, as well as family ministries.  I’m not convinced that simply “taking them to church” is fulfilling this scripture.   Just thinking out loud…
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2013 7:19 am

    I definitely agree! So good to see you blogging again. 🙂

  2. Scott Huntley permalink
    January 23, 2013 10:56 am

    Well said sir…

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