The Major Keys of Christian Parenting.

Pro 22:15; 23:13-16; 2Ch 12:13-14; Pro 22:6; 1Jo 4:15-19; Rom 7:4-6; 8:1-5; 2Co 13:14; Eph 6:1-4.

PRCHR-44-160306 - length: 70:06 - taught on Mar, 6 2016

Class Outline:

John Farley
March 6, 2016

Practical Christianity:

The Major Keys of Christian Parenting

PRO 22:15
PRO 23:13-16

PRO 29:15-17

How did things work out for Solomon in the matter of his son Rehoboam?

2CH 12:13-14

1KI 11:4-7

Solomon became a really poor role model for his son.

Do not equate good parenting with spanking or the rod only!

PRO 22:6

For us Christians, these proverbs are a most SWEET thing.

Honey liberated from the sting of the bee.

Jesus came
and died
and rose again!

And the curse of the law was lifted.
And death
lost its sting.

When Proverbs first came on the scene, it was during the age of the Law.

Christ’s victory on the cross took the sting out of the books of the Law period for us.

No more curse
(GAL 3:13-14)

No more penalty
(ISA 53:5)

No more bondage
(HEB 2:14-15)
No more fear (1JO 4:18)
No more condemnation (ROM 8:1)

1JO 4:15-19

We are the people of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ and that means VICTORY over sin and death!

Grace, not law

Love, not fear

Newness of the Spirit, not oldness of the letter.

Our Father is still looking for the same fruit from our lives now that He has always looked for.

Practical righteousness, obedience, love for others, fearing His holiness, keeping His word.

He just has a different way of getting it now. A new way. A better way!

ROM 7:4-6

ROM 8:1-5

By grace through faith, in love, by means of the Spirit.

2CO 13:14

2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

Christian parenting is different from Old Testament parenting!!!

Christian parenting consists of a collection of songs …

…that have been written for us by the Lord using three major keys.

#1 the key of grace

#2 the key of love

#3 the key of the fellowship of the Spirit.

There is a difference between law and grace when it comes to family life.

The 5th commandment of the Law in Exodus and Deuteronomy

DEU 5:16

It is the first commandment with a promise.

The 10 commandments of the Law are silent about how parents should parent their children!

But in the New Testament, the 5th commandment is joined by a new commandment - to the fathers.

EPH 6:1-4

When you hear the words “parenting the Bible’s way”…
 What comes to mind?

Do you think about the methods, or do you think about the desired results?

There is a time and place for a tap or two on the tush.

But if that is your only tool in the parenting toolbox, that’s a lousy tool box!

Each child is different and responds differently to different kinds of correction and instruction.

What is vital is to understand the goal of our instruction and training.