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Summary: Family roles are defined for Parents, Grandparents, extended family and church family

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Family Roles

Family Series

1 The role of the Parents

a. Protector

Kings 1:5-6 (NIV) - Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, "I will be king." So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him. [6] (His father had never interfered with him by asking, "Why do you behave as you do?" He was also very handsome and was born next after Absalom.)

What kinds of things do you need to protect your children from? Themselves often.

i. Internet

1. The internet is a wonderful invention and the good by far outweighs the bad.

a. However there is a lot of bad and you must safeguard your children!

2. MySpace, Facebook

a. Keep a check on their sites

i. Know their passwords

b. Do not allow internet access outside of family room

c. Do not allow internet access on phones.

3. Learn how to check your history.

a. We can help you with that.

4. The internet is not evil but you must regulate it in your child’s life.

ii. video games

1. Make sure the games are appropriate for the age

2. watch the theme and hidden themes of the games

a. One popular game, Grand theft auto, has sexual abuse has an underlying theme.

3. www.whattheyplay.com

iii. movies & television

1. what is the overarching theme and message that the movies and TV show are portraying?

2. Learn to talk about movies and tv shows with your children.

iv. Music

1. What is the message of the song?

a. You don’t have to understand the lyrics, you can find them.

b. Allow them to listen to music they like within reason.

v. Friends

1. Who are they?

2. Where are they?

3. What is their faith?

b. Provider

i. Children need to know that they are going to be safe

ii. Children need to know that they are going to be provided for.

1. 1 Tim. 5:8 (NIV) - If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

a. Provide shelter and food, clothing and basic needs.

i. Clothes don’t have to be name brand

ii. Food doesn’t mean eating out

iii. Shelter needs to be clean and welcoming

b. Provide love and encouragement

i. Deut. 30:19 (NIV) - This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

ii. Power of life and death…

iii. Fathers bond with your daughters or they will bond with other males.

c. Provide Spiritual Heritage

i. Proverbs 13:22 (NIV) A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

ii. 2 Tim. 1:5 (NIV) - I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

d. Provide Time

i. Illustration 205: No make-up = time with child

c. Professor (Teacher)

Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

Train a child in the way he should go,

and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Deut. 11:18-21 (NIV)

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. [19] Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. [20] Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, [21] so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the Lord swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.


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