Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Outline for Mother's Day Message

“The Challenges of Parenthood”
May 10th 2015

The challenges of Parenthood are

I.   To bring children up in the training and instruction of the Lord

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

Proverbs 13:1
“A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.”

Proverbs 17:25
“A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.”

II. To appropriately discipline their children

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

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

Proverbs 15:5
“A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.”

III. To seek Wisdom in responding to their children

Proverbs 4:5
“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them.”

Proverbs 4:7
“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”

IV. To respond in  Love to their children

1 Corinthians 13:13
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Proverbs 10:12 
“Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.”

Proverbs 15:17 
“Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.”