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Summary: How To Rise Our Kids 1. DEDICATE MY KIDS TO THE LORD 2. DISCIPLE MY KIDS 3. DISCIPLINE MY KIDS 4. DEVELOPE MY KIDS 5. DEVOTE LOVE TO MY KIDS 6. DEFEND MY KIDS

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Sun May 2/93 Ps. 78:1-8

A Lagacy of 6 "D’s To Our Children

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IT HAPPENS IN A DAY TO OUR CHILDREN

2,556 - kids are born out of wedlock

2,989 - kids see their parents divorce

3,288 - kids run away from home

7,742 - teens become sexually active

623 - teens get syphilis or gonorrhea

2,795 - teenagers get pregnant

1,106 - teenagers have abortions

472 - teenagerss miscarry

689 - babies have inadequate care

67 - babies die before 1 month of life

105 - babiea die before their 1st birthday

1,849 - kids are abused or neglected

27 - children die from poverty

10 - children die from guns

30 - children are wounded from guns

135,000 - kids bring a gun to school

1,512 - teens drop out of school

437 - kids get arrested for drinking

211 - kids get arrested for drug abuse

1,629 - teens are in adult jail

6 - teens commit suicde

- Do a survey of when we became a christian

- In groups of 10 to 60 & over

- It should show that most came to Christ when

children

- Read Ps. 78 In the 1st person with my

childrens names in place

1. DEDICATE MY KIDS TO THE LORD

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- Hannah dedicated Sam. to the Lord - I Sam 1:28

- Parents brought their kids to Jesus Mat.19:13

- When I started infuuencing Courtney - before

she was born.

2. DISCIPLE MY KIDS

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- v.4

- Don’t say I will let my kids make their own

decisions about sp. things

- They don’t decide for them selves to go to

school, take a bath, or go to bed

3. DISCIPLINE MY KIDS

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- Discipline is related to the word disciple

which means learner.

- Discipline refers to control, educate

- Involving the both of you.

- Involving a consistnatcy

- Firm but not harsh

4. DEVELOPE MY KIDS

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- Prov 22:6 Train up a child in the way he

should go: and when he is old, he will not

depart from it.

- Here is a Bibical promise that givs hope for

our wandering kids.

- My responsibality is to give them every

oportunity MENTALLY

PHYSICALLY

SOCIALLY

SPIRITUALLY

- Lk. 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and

stature, and infavor with God and men.

5. DEVOTE LOVE TO MY KIDS

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- It’s more than providing physcial nessities

- Affection is just as important nessisity as

food clothing and a roof over their heads

- There was a tv show awhile back about a 12

year boy who sued his parents because he was

not loved

6. DEFEND MY KIDS

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- The world, the flesh, and the devil will

devour and destroy our kids unless there

are some built-in defenses that will make

this impossible. We can build these

defenses.

- 1st we nedd to be somebody for Christ

- 2nd we need to do something for Christ

- We must be somebody if we want to do

something significant.

- The best defense that we can provide for our

children is inward rather than external.

ABC Action Plan For Parents

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A - Alertness - to your kids needs

B - Building - sound, loving relationships

C - Cultivating - good manners & attitudes

D - Delegating - responsibilities as they grow

F - Family Fun - that they will remember

G - Good Example - from Mom & Dad


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