“Every few hundred years throughout Western history, a sharp
transformation has occurred. In a matter of decades, society
altogether rearranges itself – its worldview, its basic values, its social
and political structures, its arts, its key institutions. Fifty years later a
new world exists. And the people born into that world cannot even
imagine the world in which grandparents lived and into which their
own parents were born.” – Peter Drucker
Ephesians 6:1-4 NKJ
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your
father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise:
“that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” And
you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up
in the training and admonition of the Lord.
John 14:5-7 NKJ
Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going,
and how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way,
the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through
Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also;
and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
Who Jesus Says He Is:
- I AM THE WAY.
Proverbs 22:6 NKJ
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will
not depart from it.
Matthew 19:14 NKJ
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid
them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Values of Jesus:
- Value your choices.
- Value your words.
- Value your friends.
- Value your family.
- Value your heart.
- I AM THE TRUTH.
John 1:14 NKJ
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His
glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and
John 1:17 NKJ
For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came
through Jesus Christ.
John 8:31-32 NKJ
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My
word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and
the truth shall make you free.”
3 Truths Jesus Wants Youth to Know:
- the truth about themselves
- the truth about good and evil
- the truth about eternity
- I AM THE LIFE.
3 Phases of Life With Children:
• ages 0-5: DISCIPLINE
• ages 6-12: RELATIONSHIPS
• ages 13-18: PURPOSE
Teach Your Children:
- to love like Jesus
- to forgive like Jesus
- to sacrifice like Jesus
- how to minister to others like Jesus