MEMORIES OF HOME…. A DIRGE OR A SONG?. Lk. 15:16-20. All Christian Parents Should Be Concerned about the memories their children will have of home. Memories of his father’s home is what motivated the prodigal son’s resolve to return to his father (Lk. 15:16-20).
A DIRGE OR A SONG?
about the memories their children will
have of home.
motivated the prodigal son’s resolve
to return to his father (Lk. 15:16-20).
opportunities will haunt his mind for
an eternity (Lk. 16:25).
whether good or bad, will be powerful
in shaping the lives of our children.
mitigates adversity, controls youth,
and delights old age” (Lactantius)
WHAT WILL YOUR
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parents at first.
faith is both
by the Word
so demonstrate it in their lives,
set their children up to do the same
things taught him by his mother
care that we walked with the
giants of faith who are chronicled
in Hebrews 11?
give them is our “presence” in
or absence. They will use our
presence as encouragement to be
present themselves; our absence as
a license to not be present as well.
example set before them.
oxymoron. Christianity is not
seasonal or restricted by time or
our children to have of our emphasis
upon being present and having them
present for Bible classes and other
obligation to demonstrate right living.
Righteousness and Saving Our Children!
Do We Invite And Expose Our Homes To
Good People And Positive Influences?
communicated to others by the order
of our priorities.
and action in us as parents?
secular or their
of depth and extent of our spirituality:
future, will they “rise up and call us
blessed” as taught in Scripture (Prov.
having only memories!
thankful and give them comfort and
direction for their lives?
I took a piece of plastic clayAnd idly fashioned it one day,And as my fingers pressed it still,It moved and yielded to my will.
I came again when days were past --The bit of clay was hard at last;The form I gave it, it still bore,But I could change that form no more.
I took a piece of living clayAnd gently formed it day by day,
And moulded with my power and artA young child's soft and yielding heart.
I came again when years were gone --It was a man I looked upon;He still that early impress wore,And I could change him nevermore.
May not be remembered long,
But will your children’s memories
Be a dirge or a song?