An Encouragement & Challenge to Parents

Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Successful Parenting Includes a HEALTHY Fear of God
• A healthy fear of God results in reverence for God
• A healthy fear of God has a correct view of God and self
• A healthy fear of God worships God, honors God and seeks to bring Him glory
• A healthy fear of God obeys God
Successful Parenting Includes a HEALTHY Fear of God
• OBEDIENCE  to God naturally follows a healthy fear of God
– John 14:15
– 1 John 5:3
Obedience to God invites the BLESSING of God
Successful Parenting Includes an UNDIVIED love for God
• We must love God MORE than anything else
– Luke 14:25-26
• We must give God FIRST PLACE in everything
– Colossians 1:15-18
Successful Parenting Includes Spiritual LEADERSHIP
• God’s WORD must be in the heart of the parent
– Psalm 119:9-16

• God’s Word must be TAUGHT to the child

• God’s Word must have a place of PRIORITY in the home