Modeling the Father’s Love in Parenting
Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the September 25th, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on How parents can model God’s love to their children, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “A Father’s Heart”. The main Scripture for the day is Ephesians 6:4. The other passages are either referenced in the message or provide additional insight for reflection.
(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)
From the Scriptures
Read and prayerfully reflect upon some or all of these Scriptures. Ask God to shape your life and your church’s life to match the heart of God:
Read or listen to Ephesians 6:4, 5:29, Colossians 3:21, Hebrews 12:11, Deuteronomy 6:4-9.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
Westminster Larger Catechism Q129-130
Church Order of CRCNA, Article 71 (Page 94 of the 2015 Church Order)
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
My Father loves and he knows and cares: Lyrics
Lord of Life and King of Glory: Lyrics
Lord we bring to you our children: Lyrics
Song of Dedication: video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
How can an adult parent continue to train and instruct their adult children?
Is there an area of life in which you commonly exasperate your children? How might you need to change?
Ask your children if there is any are of hypocrisy in you that bothers them.
The Sermon will be available online on September 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm.