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The Apostle Paul on Parenting

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  • In the midst of life's struggles, it is all too easy to turn one's focus to one's own pain and to forget the ultimate purpose of life.  As such, following Paul's discussion of the human weakness that God desires to use to reveal His extraordinary power, he takes the opportunity in 2 Cor. 4:15 to remind the Corinthians of the goal of every believer, which is particularly significant for Christian parents. 
  • If teens get their values from parents, and the knowledge of God and His greatness is THE treasure, and if it is the natural frailty of human parents that provides the opportunity for God's great power to be shown, what does this all look like?  2 Cor. 4:7-11 provides the four life-situations that provide the "teachable moments" through which the importance of knowing God's greatness can be clearly communicated.  The first is when parents are "pressured in every way" but remain free to live for Christ in every choice.  The second is when parents have no clue what to do, but still do not despair.  The third is when parents are "persecuted" but live on knowing God will never leave them.
  • If teens learn their values from parents, and the knowledge of God and His greatness is THE treasure, and if it is the natural frailty of human parents that provides the opportunity for God's great power to be shown, what does this all look like?  2 Cor. 4:7-11 provides the four life-situations that provide the "teachable moments" through which the importance of knowing God's greatness can be clearly communicated.  The first teachable opportunity (v. 8) is when parents are "pressured in every way" but remain free to live for Christ in every choice.  The second (v. 8) is when parents have no clue what to do, but still do not despair. 
  • If teens get their values from parents, and the knowledge of God and His greatness is THE treasure, and if it is the natural frailty of human parents that provides the opportunity for God's great power to be shown, what does this all look like?  2 Cor. 4:7-11 provides the four life-situations that provide the "teachable moments" through which the importance of knowing God's greatness can be clearly communicated.  The first is when parents are "pressured in every way" but remain free to live for Christ in every choice.
  • If teens get their values from parents, and the knowledge of God and His greatness is THE treasure, and if it is the natural frailty of human parents that provides the opportunity for God's great power to be shown, what does this all look like?  2 Cor. 4:7-11 provides the four life-situations that provide the "teachable moments" through which the importance of knowing God's greatness can be clearly communicated.
  • Parents are the number one source from which teens glean their values. Parents can blame the television, the friends, or the culture, but the truth is that children who spend the majority of their formative years with parents esteem that which their parents esteem. 2Corinthians offers believers, which includes parents, an exhortation concerning how their lives reveal what they value to be the greatest "treasure." Paul begins 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 saying that believers have "this treasure in clay jars." But what is this treasure and how can parents give it to their children? 

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