January 22, 2017 Series: Lifegoals
“Where you come from is often an indicator of you where you are going.”
Psalm 127:3-5 (NLT) 3 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. 4 Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. 5 How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!
Strength, Tension & Aim
Launching a legacy:
1. Strength: Culture
“We are building families not following formulas.”
“If we abandon the process we weaken potential!”
Relationship > Structure
2. Tension: Character
Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
How to think, Manners, Responsibilities, Honor.
Ephesians 6:1-4 (NLT) 1 Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. 2 “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: 3 If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.
Proverbs 13:24 (NIV) He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Remember: Consistency & Self-Control
“Grace is not the absence of discipline its the presence of tenderness.”
3. Aim: Identity
Our aim our focus is their identity: Guiding them in general godliness in the context of their individuality.
Genesis 4:19-22 (NLT) 19 Lamech married two women. The first was named Adah, and the second was Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the first of those who raise livestock and live in tents. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal, the first of all who play the harp and flute. 22 Lamech’s other wife, Zillah, gave birth to a son named Tubal-cain. He became an expert in forging tools of bronze and iron. Tubal-cain had a sister named Naamah.
Shame & Vulnerability
1. Nothing will squelch identity like shame.
Guilt affects activity but shame hides our identity.
2. Nothing will smother shame like vulnerability
Vulnerability it's not weakness it's the strength to show where you are weak.