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November 14, 2019
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  • -ANNOUNCER: What would you change in your life?
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  • - What if you could unleash the miraculous in your
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  • everyday life?
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  • - Experience freedom, live in peace, change the world. Become
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  • Spirit Contemporary. Join Leon Fontaine, world renowned
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  • conference speaker, senior pastor of Canada's fastest
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  • growing church, and CEO of Canada's only Christian TV
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  • station. Today, on THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE.
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  • -LEON FONTAINE: Teach them who they are in Christ. Teach them
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  • who they are in their future. Teach them how much God loves
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  • them, that God created them, that God is there for them.
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  • All of these teachings is what brings stability to that
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  • human psyche, brings stability to this person
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  • to be who God made them to be.
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  • -ANNOUNCER: In John 10:10, it says that Jesus came to give us
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  • life, and life more abundantly. So, why is there such a
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  • disconnect between this biblical promise, and how most Christians
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  • live today? Why have so many believers become spiritually
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  • weak, and ineffective in sharing Jesus' message of love? THE
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is the answer. It's being led by Holy
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  • Spirit, but in a contemporary way. It's being Jesus, and
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  • demonstrating His love in ways people can understand and
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  • appreciate. Spirit Contemporary is unique for everyone. It never
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  • compromises the truth, and it never makes others feel
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  • uncomfortable. It's freeing yourself from religious
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  • constraints, and walking freely in God's amazing grace, for His
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  • purpose. THE SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY LIFE is absolutely crucial if
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  • the global church and her people are going to change the world.
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  • - Later in the show, we'll tell you how you can reserve your
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  • copy of today's resource. Enrich your soul, and renew your mind
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  • with this timely series.
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  • - And now, from Winnipeg, Canada, pastor Leon Fontaine.
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  • -LEON: It's interesting when you hear the story of Moses who
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  • was probably his name is in the Bible. If you ever look at the
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  • word Moses in the Concord and just check how many times you
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  • see the name Moses in the Bible. It's stunning. It's just. I
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  • didn't count them but it's just hundreds and hundreds and
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  • hundreds. And it's all through the Old Testament, the New
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  • Testament. Moses is an amazing figure in the Bible. Now, if you
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  • know the story of Moses, you'll know that the children of Israel
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  • were slaves in Egypt. They were becoming too powerful. And so
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  • the Pharaoh, I think it was Ramses at that time, put out an
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  • order that every baby boy that was born will be thrown in the
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  • river to the crocodiles, killed. And so Moses' mom kept him and
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  • refused to do that with her son. She kept him for three months
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  • hidden in the house. And at three months she knew she
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  • wouldn't be able to keep him any longer. She fashioned a little
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  • ark, a little boat. She put him in this little boat, and she put
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  • him strategically amongst the reeds along the river. Now, the
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  • Bible doesn't go into a lot of detail but as you check out the
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  • story across the Bible, you're gonna learn some things. She
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  • didn't just float him down the Nile and hope something happen.
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  • They took him to a strategic place where the Pharaoh's
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  • daughter would go bathing. So Moses sister, he had an older
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  • sister came along and stood watch over this ark that was
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  • sitting in the reeds along the river. The mother of the, the
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  • Pharaoh, the king's daughter came out to bathe and she heard
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  • the crying of baby Moses and went and got him out of the
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  • reeds. The little Hebrew girl, the sister of Moses comes
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  • running over to them and says, would you like me to find you a
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  • wet nurse or someone that can breastfeed this baby for you?
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  • And she said yes. So she went and got Moses mom. This one
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  • incredible woman got Moses' mom and brought her mom, Moses' mom
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  • over there and for the next two to four years, just
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  • understanding the culture of breastfeeding at that time. She
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  • would have raised and taught little Moses, her son about who
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  • he was. Then it says when he was weaned, he turned him over
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  • completely. I don't know what that means, if she wasn't in his
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  • life at all. But the Pharaoh's daughter then trained him an
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  • Egypt, in the ways of Egypt. Because he was in the royal
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  • household, he would have had an amazing education. He'd have
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  • learned everything from magic to warfare. The Bible
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  • gives us hints that this man was powerful in warfare, powerful in
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  • words. That he would had been incredibly intelligent man,
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  • powerful man, persuasive man. And when he was an adult, he was
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  • out walking one day, and he saw an Egyptian mistreating a
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  • Hebrew. All right. He's a Hebrew, raised as an Egyptian.
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  • He goes and kills the Egyptian, buries his body in the sand. And
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  • there is this draw of him for him to his people. A little
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  • later on, he goes out again and he sees two Hebrews fighting.
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  • And he tries to calm them down and they who you? Would you
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  • gonna kill us like you did to the Egyptian? He thought it was
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  • a secret that he buried him in the sand. And he realized that
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  • the word was out. He had killed an Egyptian. The king was upset.
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  • He ran for his life and Moses goes into the desert. And you
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  • know the story of how forty years later. I haven't got time
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  • to go -, It's an incredible story. Forty years later, God
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  • through a burning bush and words and speaks to Moses, has him go
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  • back into Egypt, take on the new king which was probably his
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  • step-brother who he was raised with and tell him let God's
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  • people go. The ten plagues, you know the story. But I want to
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  • focus today of the fact that Moses was raised by two moms. At
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  • a very young age, he had his Hebrew mom who would have taught
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  • him about God. That you are a child of God. There's a call of
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  • God on your life. That God has wonderfully made you. He has a
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  • purpose for your life. God will protect you and bless you and
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  • keep you. All the things that they would teach their children.
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  • Then he has his Egyptian mom who her culture is partying and just
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  • anything you want. You can imagine in the Pharaoh's
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  • household all the sin. And when you study how cheap life was,
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  • how they dominated and killed and had their way as the
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  • Pharaoh's did. Moses was raised in one of the most sinful homes.
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  • So everyone of our children are gonna feel the pull and the call
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  • of the world. Everyone of our children have to grow up in a
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  • world where Jesus is Lord over those who give Him the Lordship
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  • of their life. But 2 Corinthians 4:4, says Satan is the god of
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  • this world. And so this world pulls at our children. The Bible
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  • teaches us in the book of Hebrews and I'm gonna be going
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  • through this fast so I could slow down. But it takes about an
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  • hour to get through this message. And so the Bible says
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  • in Hebrews that Moses forsook the temptations, the money, the
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  • partying, the extreme power, who he could have been as the son of
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  • a Pharaoh. It says he forsook it. He walked away from it
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  • knowing that he was moving towards the Messiah. That he
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  • would rather serve the God, you know, the God of the universe.
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  • And so he made those decisions. It's crucial that we raise our
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  • children in the ways of God. Now, when your kids grow up, I'm
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  • not saying that if you don't raise your kids right that you
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  • as a parent are responsible for them not serving God. That's not
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  • even true because as kids grow up, they have their own will.
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  • Hello! Let me set some parents free for a minute. God had two
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  • kids and He raised them pretty well and then they disobeyed
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  • Him. Now, what's amazing to me is this. The impact that I can
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  • prove that the Hebrew mother had on Moses was at the most four
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  • years. And then the amount of time that the Egyptian mother
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  • had him in the family would have been 36 years. Yet, something
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  • took place as she was looking after her son. In 2 Timothy
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  • 3:14-15, it says, "But don't let it faze you. Stick with what you
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  • learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your teachers
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  • why, you took in the sacred Scriptures with your mother's
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  • milk!" What did he say? That you were taking in the scriptures,
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  • the powerful word of God even while you were taking in your
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  • mother's milk. Isn't that incredible? That a mom has an
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  • impact. And by the word child here if you look it up that is
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  • used, actually means even in the womb. This is an infant that is
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  • not even just born. It's a word that is use for the fetus if you
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  • want to call it that. But it's the child in the womb. The child
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  • out of the womb. That this child is being impacted by this mother
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  • even when she is breastfeeding it. So before it even has a
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  • great understanding of its language and he can hear
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  • teaching about God, the presence of God, the presence of peace,
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  • the presence of joy. The presence, that his presence
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  • brings to his people is impacting this child. And as she
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  • is teaching him the word even as a little one as the language
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  • begins to come along. Whether it's one-year old or two-year
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  • old. We begin to understand something. And then by three and
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  • four. They're being taught about God and who they are. You see,
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  • we often think that when we train our children, that it's
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  • more important to work out that they share properly. And we do
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  • our teaching on the defensive a lot of times. But there's got to
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  • be an offensiveness about, I don't mean being offended. I
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  • mean like an offense about teaching. Who they are? Where
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  • they come from? Where they're going? That God is their God.
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  • They're made in His likeness and His image. There's a greatness
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  • about you. God will protect you. He will go before you. He will
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  • love you. He will be there for you. You are special in the eyes
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  • of God. All of these things must be taught into our children to
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  • such a degree that in the book of Timothy as you read it. It
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  • teaches us there that faith, this faith in God. This faith to
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  • move in the things of God can come down generations. That in
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  • Timothy's case, his grandmother's faith was passed
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  • on to her daughter and from that daughter to Timothy her son. It
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  • says that it moves. And in Deuteronomy 4:9, it says, "Teach
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  • what you've seen and heard to your children and your
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  • grandchildren." Let me speak to the grandmothers here for a
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  • minute. Sometimes we think our job is done but not according to
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  • God. God says that the grandchildren, are the
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  • grandmothers teach as well to the grandchildren the things of
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  • God. I've noticed amongst the new moms coming up today that
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  • grandma google seems to be the most asked over grandma. It
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  • seems that they want to know all the stuff about breastfeeding
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  • and potty training and google it. And of course, it's not that
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  • Google is a bad thing. But God has designed the family to be
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  • generational. And that grandmothers and mothers and
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  • children. That there is this generational blessing that keeps
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  • coming down. Mothering the children, being there, raising
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  • these children is absolutely crucial. In Psalm 78, it teaches
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  • us about passing this on to the next generation. And it even
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  • tells us what? God's fame. God's fortune. We must fill our
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  • children's imaginations with God's Word. The Bible says that
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  • God's Word, God's principles are so powerful. That when you teach
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  • them even to little children. That it's like seeds planted in
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  • soil and that those seeds will come up. Here's Moses who's
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  • taught at his young, young age by his Hebrew mom. And she
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  • taught him who he was, where he's going, who God is. God's
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  • got a plan for his life. That God is all powerful. That God is
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  • above all God. There are no other God. It is God. This
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  • Savior God of the universe is your God. She taught these
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  • things to such a degree and imparted those into him that
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  • even the pull of Egypt and the pull of sin and the pull of fame
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  • and the pull of power and riches and sexual and all these things.
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  • That he followed God in his life. And I really want to
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  • encourage all of us to see the stunning value of moms, dads and
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  • as we teach our children the Word of God. If we don't teach
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  • them the Word of God, we just teach them to be good, to be
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  • respectful. Now, these are all important things to teach. But
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  • these things don't teach them who they are in their identity.
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  • And so one of the crucial teachings to children is who are
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  • you? What is your identity? And if you don't teach a child his
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  • identity. Today, we've got all this secretive, don't even tell
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  • them if they're a male or a female. That's ridiculous. Just
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  • so we all know. Okay? The Word says that we teach them what God
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  • says about them in the Bible. And so teach them who they are
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  • in Christ. Teach them who they are in their future. Teach them
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  • how much God loves them, that God created them, that God is
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  • there for them. All of these teachings is what brings
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  • stability to that human psyche, brings stability to this person
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  • to be who God made them to be. And will there be things they
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  • struggle with? Of course, everybody in this room struggles
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  • with something in who they are? Who am I? Where am I going? What
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  • do I do? All of us have struggles. But we turn to Jesus
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  • and to God's Word to take a look who we are. There some special
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  • things the Word says. I don't share sex quickly that we must
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  • teach our children. And if we do, we can be like Moses' mother
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  • watched him raised for decades in a horrible area where the
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  • pull of sin and the temptation of sin is on him day after day
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  • with the greatest temptation you can ever imagine, and he stood
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  • strong. What did she do? Number one, she taught him God's Word.
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  • In Deuteronomy 6:6-8, and it's important that moms get the Word
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  • inside of them first, and then inside of their children. You
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  • can't teach them what you don't have. And that's something I can
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  • teach on for quite a while, that the way the Bible is taught
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  • means you have to have that revelation before you teach it
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  • and so we have to walk in it. The second thing after teaching,
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  • the Bible teaches us to train our children. See, teaching is
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  • more of information, but training is like coaching. If
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  • I'm gonna coach soccer players, I have to be on the field
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  • watching them. This one doesn't run faster. This one doesn't
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  • turn properly. This one doesn't pivot properly. This one gotta
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  • pump their arms faster. So if you're gonna train them, this is
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  • ongoing as they are -, So you can't raise children with a TV.
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  • You can't raise children with just a movie. You have to be
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  • there and as the little ones grow up the things you teach
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  • them. Now, you train them in the teaching. This is the teaching.
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  • Don't do that to your sister. Look at your sister. Yes, she
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  • loves you, too, sweetie. Share your toys. Look at her smile.
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  • She smiles. And you begin to take this thought that you
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  • taught them like sharing and being loving. And now you train
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  • them in it as they're playing among. So there's teaching. Then
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  • there's training. In Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in
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  • the way they should go, when they're old, they will not turn
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  • from it." Now, it's not guaranteeing that you have to
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  • dominate and force your kids to serve God. They've got freewill.
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  • But when all of that teaching and all of God's Word is planted
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  • in their hearts and they grow and rise up. They've got the
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  • best ability to make choices. And if you've got kids, that for
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  • some reason they've turned their back on God. You'll be at peace.
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  • The Word that is in them will come up. Hello! The Word
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  • according to 1 Peter 2:24 is unstoppable, unkillable. It's
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  • still there in the soil of their heart and it's coming up. So
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  • don't you worry about it. There's a, just continue to
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  • believe God. A third thing that we're gonna do for our children
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  • is to provide for our children. And, you know, that's not hard
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  • for everyone to understand. But to provide for them all the
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  • things they need from home to food to education. 1 Timothy
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  • 5:8, says that literally is not, anyone who will not provide for
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  • their own children. Of course, that's got ramifications with
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  • broken families, etcetera. A fourth thing it talks about is
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  • to nurture their children. That means you don't just correct
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  • them. You don't just teach them things and then coach them. But
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  • this nurturing is how you do it. Do you do it with a loving
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  • value? Do you do it with a compassion and a love? A
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  • tenderness. The Bible teaches us that we don't make them angry.
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  • Don't irritate them or make them so that you're just so abrupt in
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  • anger and these kids aren't being nurtured. This means
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  • reared tenderly trained as children, not just dominated.
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  • You can't take a child and dominate them into the place
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  • God's called them to be because God has given every human being
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  • freewill. And freewill means that your spouse can't dominate
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  • you. You can't dominate your kids. You can train them and
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  • raise them. At a certain age, they're gonna make all of their
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  • own decision. So nurturing is crucial in Ephesians 6:4 says.
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  • And then the Bible actually tell us to control our children in 1
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  • Timothy 4:12. And I think those are important things because we
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  • live in an age right now where we don't want to do anything to
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  • stop that little personality from exalting itself. Let it
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  • scream on a plane in a, you know, in a store. Let it just,
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  • you know, manifest its irritable angry little personality. And
  • 00:18:59.170 --> 00:19:03.210
  • mom's think because of Dr. Google. How, that don't try to
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  • stop. That's ridiculous! The Bible's very clear that we must
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  • discipline them. We must control. We don't let them just
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  • do whatever they want because when mom's done, getting them at
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  • kindergarten. Teachers gotta teach them if mom didn't teach
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  • them that. Okay? And if they can't teach it there, then
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  • life's gotta teach them that. And if life can't teach them
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  • that, jail teaches them that. So we must discipline, control,
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  • teach these children that you're not living alone on this world.
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  • And so there's a respect and we must, there are consequences.
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  • You know, you can make any decision you want because you
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  • have freewill. But there's a consequence with every decision
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  • that you make. And when they learn that, they get a real good
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  • understanding. And the sixth thing I'll give you is just to
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  • love your children. In Titus 2:4, it says there that the
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  • older women should teach the younger women to love their
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  • husbands and their children. So love must be more than I have
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  • goosebumps when I see you. Actually, the goosebumps go in
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  • about two years. But when you look at love is valuing. I'm so
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  • glad that I had grandmothers who are absolutely in love with me.
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  • When I think about my Baba on my mom side. My grandma on my dad
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  • side. And all I can think of is how incredibly loved I was. When
  • 00:20:29.190 --> 00:20:34.080
  • I think about my mom, how she raised me and trained me. And I
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  • look at how much she values me. When I look at my wife and I see
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  • the things that, the decisions that she made so unselfishly
  • 00:20:42.210 --> 00:20:48.230
  • year after year with our five children. And the things that
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  • she did, I just stand in awe as I watch. And I watch my girls
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  • become mothers. I mean, doesn't that mess with you folks? And
  • 00:20:56.290 --> 00:21:00.240
  • you just see this generational thing that when moms are
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  • respected, loved, valued. Do not let this world remove the
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  • incredible honor, integrity, value, and importance of
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  • mothering children. It's not just something you do on the
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  • side as you pursue something else. It is crucial for the rest
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  • of our lives as we parent that we make sure that each
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  • generation is being prepared to serve God. When you study the
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  • Word, you begin to recognize that God is into generations.
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  • When you begin to look at God's Word, you'll find out that even
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  • when He picked Abraham to cut the covenant with, that it was
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  • because how he looked at his home and his children. As a
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  • church, as a people let's value. We need to make sure we
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  • understand that God made men and women equal. You'll never win if
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  • you and me sit down with a Bible to see if men should dominate
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  • women, and women should submit to men. I'll show you. That no,
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  • no. There's a mutuality for that. We submit one to the
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  • other. We love and appreciate and value one another when it
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  • comes to this. Everything that you've poured into those little
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  • ones. You know, others might not value it. Even the children
  • 00:22:25.200 --> 00:22:29.220
  • might not value it. But all that teachings from God's Word is
  • 00:22:29.230 --> 00:22:33.180
  • like seed that has been planted in their hearts. And sometimes
  • 00:22:33.190 --> 00:22:38.150
  • that seed doesn't come up. If you ever had when your kids have
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  • kids. Also, they look at you and you go, "Mom, you're
  • 00:22:41.020 --> 00:22:43.090
  • incredible." Because all of a sudden some of the teaching
  • 00:22:43.100 --> 00:22:45.160
  • begin to rise up. And some of the things they see and begin to
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  • know as they go through these different seasons of life. The
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  • Bible has got tons and tons of great principles to help new
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  • moms, new dads. But God's Word works. You know, it's amazing to
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  • me and I've got to shut it down here now. But when you begin to
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  • get on to what modern psychology says is the correct way to raise
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  • kids. Make sure that you take it through God's Word. They'll tell
  • 00:23:10.190 --> 00:23:14.150
  • you that you as a parent shouldn't decide what gender
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  • they are. You shouldn't decide any of these things. These kids
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  • decide. Well, the Bible disagrees with that. It says
  • 00:23:20.090 --> 00:23:23.050
  • teach them, train them, bring them up the way God created
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  • them. And as you do that, you bring such peace and such wisdom
  • 00:23:26.230 --> 00:23:31.170
  • and such contentment to children when they know who they are, why
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  • they're here, who God is. That yes, this is a fallen world.
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  • Yes, you're gonna go through times of confusion and probably
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  • 00:23:44.040 --> 00:23:47.030
  • teach them God's Word. It's amazing how they begin
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  • to have a confidence in life.
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