Additions: Leaving a Legacy
Preacher: Jay Aikens | When we seek to leave a legacy in Christ through our children, it is a great thing, requiring an investment of wisdom.
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Additions—Leaving a Legacy
James 4:8 –Draw near to God and He will draw near to you
Jeremiah 29:12-13 –When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will listen to you, You will seek Me out and find me when you search for me with all of your heart. (Half-hearted)
I Thess. 5:17 – Pray continually (without ceasing)
Read the Bible :
Psalm 119:1-8 –Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD! 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
who seek him with their whole heart,3 who also do no wrong,
but walk in his ways!4 You have commanded your precepts
to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast
in keeping your statutes!6 Then I shall not be put to shame,
having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.7 I will praise you with an upright heart,
when I learn your righteous rules. 8 I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!
3. Demonstrate love and respect for your spouse
Dads: Prioritize your wife and children
Consistent verbal communication and modeling your faith is important
Teach them to pray; pray for your children; pray for your spouse
Teach them the Bible and the plan of Salvation
Parent your children: You are not their “Buddy”, you are their parent; Set boundaries; expect total obedience, not partial obedience; eliminate entitlement; establish work ethic; discipline; ask them for forgiveness.
Be consistent with discipline and rules
Support your children in their endeavors
Teach them to love and serve God and others
Teach them how to use money: Give, Save, Spend (10-10-80, 20-20-60)-
Minister as a Family
Make memories; traditions; have fun
Treat them as individuals: never compare one to another; Date your children
Teach them to respect authority – not just good or nice authority
Listen to your children.
As they mature, trust your children
Give them Boundaries but allow them to Fail ; don’t consistently bail them out
Let your house be the “go to “ house
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 – You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.