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Raising the Next Generation

Children do not come with instruction manuals. Many parents wish they did! But children are not vacuum cleaners or DVD players.They are not appliances that you have to learn how to use. They are people who need to be nurtured and trained – and disciplined.

When Christians think of raising children and the discipline that requires, they should think in terms of discipleship. Do you see the connection between the words disciple, discipline and discipleship? God has called His people who have children to raise those children as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ for the future progress of His kingdom.

It’s not just about getting this kid to sit still so I can listen to the sermon. It’s about training the child in self-discipline so that he or she can serve God faithfully when I’m long gone.