Home Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
There is nothing in this world more precious to us than our children.
There is no task more important than leading them on the first leg of their journey. 
Be diligent &vigilant to do Your part and trust that God will do His.

 
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About the teacher Calvin Bergsma                                                     Other Recent GCF Sermons - Messages 
   "Points on Parenting" - (A series of messages on the "Raising Godly Children")
   The Father's Love  A father’s love is not just sentimental it needs to be strong and see far down the road.
A Father’s love is patient willing to let a wayward child reap the bitter harvest of the seeds they have sown.
It is tempting to continually buffer the consequences of bad decisions, thereby separating the cause from
the consequence. In essence our desire to rescue only prolongs the pain
not allowing the prodigal son or daughter to reach bottom.
The Prodigal son or daughter experience happens outside of the home, away from its protection & supply.
Fathers and Mothers are you willing to suffer heart break & separation (if that is what is necessary)
for one of your children to really come home?

A father's love causes him to scan the horizon for the return of their prodigal son or daughter.
   Standing Strong
  
In The Winds Of Adversity 
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
The Bible often compares us to trees, in this teaching we look at how to plant and brace
to make sure they grow straight and strong (as is described in) Isaiah 61:3-"They will be called oaks of
righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."
If our young trees have already grown crooked because of the lack of proper staking.
Or, if they have a strong tendency (like their parent) to pull in the wrong direction then they must be
orcibly brought into line & held there.
BUT, it is important to remove the Stakes as soon as they can stand without them OR your support
becomes enablement, if support to long or you over protect them...
- Your boundaries become their barriers.
- Your discipline & control becomes evidence of your lack of faith in God… and them.
- And much to your dismay…you find you have raised a weak stunted tree instead of a strong oaks.
   The Need for Nurture  Children are sensitive to what your heart tells them. Your mouth may say the right things, but if your body
language says they are a bother… they will feel rejected and insecure.
In order to raise children that are strong emotionally and spiritually it is important that we NURTURE them
as well as train them.  In Ephesians 6:4, the words, “bring up,” are from the Greek word ektrefw which means,
“to nurture, nourish, provide for with care that nourishes, feeds, or trains.”
My definition of Nurture is… “Love” – Delivered
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