What Did I Do Wrong?
Big Idea: Keep giving them Jesus Luke 15:1-7 Give them Jesus Own the reality Luke 15:8-10 Stay faithful Luke 15:11-32 Pray like crazy! Eagerly await their return Live it up when they come home Giving them Jesus is living and sharing the Gospel
Seeing the Snake
Proverbs 22:6 Know the Way – Broad is the road that leads to Destruction Narrow is the road that leads to Life Go the Way – Children are more likely to follow your Example Show the Way – Do not turn to the Right or to the Left Keep your foot from Evil “Bar-Mitzvah” “Bar” means Son “Mitzvah” means Commandment
Proverbs 3:1-12 Trust in the Lord is giving over control. Leaning on his understanding is listening to an alternate voice. Acknowledging Him as Lord is deleting ourselves from that position. How to keep the right vision from leaving you… Control what goes in – (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Cry out to the alternate voice – (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Delete the bad influences from your life – (Hebrews 10:24-25)
A Father’s Vision
A father gives good gifts (Matthew 7:7-11) A father has compassion (Psalm 103:11-13) A father disciplines (Hebrews 12:7-11) A father provides stability (Ephesians 5:25) A father has a clear vision for his child’s eternity
Moms have eyes in the back of their head
Luke 2:41-44 A child’s presence is comfort to a mother (v. 44) Luke 2:45-482. 2. A child’s actions are personal to a mother (v. 48) Luke 2:49-51 3. A child’s life is reflective to a mother (v. 51) Luke 2:52 4. A child’s progress is a mother’s desire (v. 52) 5. Do you know where your kids are?
Put the “i” in Warrior
Proverbs 22:6 Psalm 127:3-5 Arrows equip a warrior (v. 3) Children are the future soldiers Children show us how to have faith (Luke 18:3-4) Children are evidence of our faith (Deuteronomy 7:9; Exodus 20:5) Arrows give a warrior confidence (v. 4) God’s promise to Abraham of descendants (Genesis 12:1-3) Arrows are desired in battle (v. 5) The more the merrier A man with a full quiver is not put to shame. Arrows in the right bow win battles (v. 5) How COVID has affected us