Adultery
Affliction (Discipline, Chastisement, Trials)
Alcohol (Drug Abuse)
Anger
Assurance (of Salvation)
Bitterness (Resentment, Hate)
Blame Shifting
Changing
Children
Church Discipline
Comfort
Communication (Gossip, Lying)
Conscience
Contentment
Death
Depression
Divorce
Example (Being A Good Example)
Forgiveness of sins (God's Forgiveness)
Forgiving Others
Friendships
Homosexuality
Hope
Imitating Jesus
Loving and Serving Others
Lust (Evil Desires)
Marriage (Husband and Wife Relationships)
Mixed Marriages
Obedience
Overcoming Evil (How to Handle It When Others Wrong You)
Peace (Rest)
Persecution
Prayer
Self-Centeredness
Self-Control
Self-Pity
Sex Life
Sexual Immorality
Temptation
Worry (Anxiety)
Youth

 


Children belong first to God and are His gift to us

"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him" (Psalm 127:3).

God delights in the praise and worship of children

"From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger" (Psalm 8:2).

"But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were indignant. "Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, "‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?" (Matthew 21:15-16).

Jesus loves little children; of such is God's kingdom

"Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there" (Matthew 19:13-15).

God requires parents to train their children in Godly living

"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up" (Deuteronomy 6:6-7).

"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4).

"He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty" (Proverbs 22:16).

Do not exasperate children, be unfair or abuse them

"Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged" (Colossians 3:21).

Father must manage his family well

"He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect" (1 Timothy 3:4).

Parents should discipline their children in love

"He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him" (Proverbs 13:24).

"Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him" (Proverbs 22:15).

"Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death" (Proverbs 23:13-14).

"The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother" (Proverbs 29:15).

"Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul" (Proverbs 29:17).

The Lord condemned Eli for not disciplining his children

"For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons made themselves contemptible, and he failed to restrain them" (1 Samuel 3:13).

Children are a heritage from the Lord

"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him" (Psalm 127:3).