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August 21, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • EVERY CHRISTIAN PARENT LONGS TO SEE
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  • HIS OR HER CHILD COME TO CHRIST.
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  • IT WAS SUCH A JOY TO SEE MY DAUGHTERS,
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  • JULIA AND DOROTHY, DEVELOP THEIR OWN,
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  • PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.
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  • AND I'M PRAYING THAT MY THREE NEW GRANDCHILDREN WILL KNOW
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  • JESUS AT AN EARLY AGE AS WELL.
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  • HOW CAN PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS DRAW THEIR
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  • CHILDREN TOWARD THE FAITH, RATHER THAN AWAY FROM IT?
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  • IT STARTS BY INTENTIONALLY CHOOSING
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  • TO MENTOR AND TRAIN THEM.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, SUCCESS WITHOUT SUCCESSION IS FAILURE
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO LIVE "THE GOOD LIFE".
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  • BUT WE'RE OFTEN FRUSTRATED BY OUR INABILITY TO EXPERIENCE IT.
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  • WHAT'S THE SECRET TO GENUINE SUCCESS?
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  • THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, THE WISEST, WEALTHIEST,
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  • AND MOST POWERFUL MAN OF HIS DAY WROTE A BOOK
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  • ABOUT HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE SUCCESS AND SATISFACTION
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  • WE LONG FOR.
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  • AND IN THE SOLOMON SECRETS, DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS SHARES
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  • SOLOMON'S TIMELESS SECRET FOR SUCCESS
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  • IN TEN KEY AREAS OF LIFE.
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  • REQUEST THE SOLOMON SECRETS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • THE KEY TO EXPERIENCING SUCCESS IN EVERY PART
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  • OF YOUR LIFE IS WISDOM.
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  • SOMEONE HAS SAID THAT WISDOM IS THE SKILL TO LIVE YOUR LIFE
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  • ACCORDING TO GOD'S PLAN, ACCORDING TO HIS PATTERN.
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  • AND THE BOOK OF PROVERBS IS REALLY A DEPOSITORY OF WISDOM
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  • THAT GUARANTEES SUCCESS IN EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • THE REASON WISDOM IS IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE GOD'S WISDOM
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  • IS OFTEN OPPOSITE OF MAN'S WISDOM.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY I CALL THESE SECRETS;
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  • I CALL THEM THE SOLOMON SECRETS -
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  • TEN PIECES OF UNCOMMON SENSE.
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  • THEY GO AGAINST THE GRAIN OF CONVENTIONAL WISDOM.
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  • WELL TODAY WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT A SECOND SOLOMON
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  • SECRET FOR SUCCESS THAT'S ESPECIALLY APPROPRIATE TODAY.
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  • MAN'S WISDOM SAYS OUR INFLUENCE IN THIS WORLD ENDS
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  • THE MOMENT THAT WE DIE.
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  • NO, GOD'S WISDOM SAYS OUR GREATEST INFLUENCE ON THIS
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  • WORLD CONTINUES AFTER WE DIE IN THE CHILDREN AND THE
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  • GRANDCHILDREN WE LEAVE BEHIND.
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  • THE FACT IS ALL OF US ARE GOING TO DIE.
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  • HAVE YOU COME TO GRIPS WITH THAT FACT?
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  • YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY IT IS SO CRITICAL THAT WE GIVE OUR
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  • CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN THE KEYS THEY NEED TO LIVE
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  • SUCCESSFULLY IN THIS LIFE AS WELL AS THE LIFE TO COME.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY THE SECOND SOLOMON SECRET WE'RE GOING TO
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  • LOOK AT TODAY IS ONE THAT IS BEST ARTICULATED BY MY FRIEND
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  • BILL SPEARS, A MEMBER OF OUR CHURCH,
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  • THE CEO OF SYNERGISTIC CORPORATION.
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  • BILL SAYS IT THIS WAY: SUCCESS WITHOUT SUCCESSION IS FAILURE.
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  • ACTUALLY THAT TRUTH COMES FROM GOD'S WORD ITSELF.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, TURN TO PROVERBS 22.
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  • PROVERBS 22.
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  • NOW WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS;
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  • I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THAT WORD "SUCCESS" AND USE IT AS AN
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  • ACROSTIC FOR SEVEN KEYS OF BEING A SUCCESSFUL MOM OR DAD.
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  • ARE YOU READY TO GO?
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  • WE'RE GOING TO MOVE REALLY QUICKLY TODAY.
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  • IF YOU WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL PARENT AND GRANDPARENT -
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  • MARK THESE SEVEN STEPS DOWN.
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  • THE FIRST "S" IN THE WORD "SUCCESS" STANDS FOR THIS:
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  • SUCCESSFUL PARENTS SEE THEIR CHILDREN AS A GIFT FROM GOD.
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  • A SUCCESSFUL PARENT IS ONE WHO SEES HIS CHILDREN
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  • AS A GIFT FROM GOD.
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  • NOW LET'S ALL BE HONEST -
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  • BEING A PARENT CAN BE FRUSTRATING AT TIMES.
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  • AMEN?
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  • I THINK ABOUT THE STORY OF THE MOTHER OF EIGHT WHO WAS
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  • TALKING TO A NEIGHBOR ONE MORNING,
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  • AND SHE SAID: IT GOT SO WILD AND LOUD AROUND OUR HOUSE
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  • TODAY; I FINALLY SAID THE NEXT PERSON WHO SCREAMS IS GOING TO
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  • HAVE HIS MOUTH WASHED OUT WITH SOAP.
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  • THEN THE MOM SAID TO HER FRIEND: YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • I CAN STILL TASTE THE STUFF IN MY MOUTH.
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  • A SUCCESSFUL PARENT IS ONE WHO SEES HIS CHILD AS
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  • AN INHERITANCE, A GIFT FROM GOD.
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  • IN PSALM 127:3, THE PSALMIST SAID,
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  • "BEHOLD, CHILDREN ARE A GIFT OF THE LORD,
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  • THE FRUIT OF THE WOMB IS A REWARD."
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  • THAT WORD "GIFT" IN HEBREW IS A WORD THAT LITERALLY MEANS
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  • "INHERITANCE."
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  • CHILDREN ARE AN INHERITANCE FROM GOD.
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  • IN FACT, THAT WORD "INHERITANCE" IS THE SAME
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  • HEBREW WORD THAT WAS USED TO DESCRIBE THE PROMISED LAND
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  • THAT GOD GAVE TO ISRAEL.
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  • AND THAT TRUTH HAS THREE IMPLICATIONS.
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  • THE FACT THAT CHILDREN ARE GOD'S GIFT TO US THAT MEANS,
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  • FIRST OF ALL, CHILDREN ARE GIFTS OF REAL VALUE.
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  • JUST LIKE THAT PIECE OF REAL ESTATE IN THE MIDDLE EAST HAD
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  • GREAT VALUE TO THE ISRAELITES,
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  • SO OUR CHILDREN HAVE GREAT VALUE TO US.
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  • SECONDLY, CHILDREN ARE GIFTS FOR WHICH WE WILL ONE DAY
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  • BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
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  • YOU UNDERSTAND THAT PARENTS?
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  • 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 REMINDS US THAT,
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  • "WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
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  • THAT EACH ONE MAY BE REWARDED FOR WHAT WE HAVE DONE
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  • IN THE BODY, WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD."
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  • THE FACT IS THOSE OF US WHO ARE CHRISTIANS
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  • ARE GOING TO BE JUDGED ONE DAY.
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  • AS WE STAND BEFORE THAT JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST,
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  • I THINK GOD IS GOING TO ASK US DID WE IMPART TO OUR CHILDREN
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  • THE SKILLS THEY NEEDED TO LIVE LIFE SUCCESSFULLY.
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  • DID WE CONVINCE THEM THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE IN THE
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  • WORLD WHO LOVE THEM UNCONDITIONALLY?
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  • DID WE TEACH THEM NOT ONLY BY OUR WORD,
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  • BUT BY OUR EXAMPLE THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE
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  • IS FOLLOWING AND SERVING JESUS CHRIST?
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  • OUR CHILDREN ARE GIFTS FOR WHICH WE WILL ONE DAY
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  • BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
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  • AND THIRDLY, OUR CHILDREN ARE TEMPORARY GIFTS.
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  • ONE OF THE SADDEST THINGS I EVER HAVE TO DO AS A PASTOR
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  • IS TO PARTICIPATE, TO PRESIDE AT THE FUNERAL SERVICE
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  • OF A CHILD OR A TEENAGER.
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  • EVEN IF YOUR CHILD ISN'T TAKEN FROM YOU PREMATURELY IN DEATH,
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  • THEY'RE SOON GOING TO BE LEAVING YOU.
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  • YOU UNDERSTAND THAT, DON'T YOU?
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  • YOU ONLY HAVE YOUR CHILDREN FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME
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  • UNTIL THEY LEAVE, GO OFF TO SCHOOL,
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  • GO ON TO PURSUE THEIR OWN INTEREST
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  • AND BUILD THEIR OWN FAMILIES?
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  • AUTHOR TIM HANSEL CLAIMS THAT IF YOU'RE 35-YEARS-OLD AND
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  • LIVE TO BE 70 - THAT MEANS YOU ONLY HAVE 500 DAYS LEFT TO
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  • LIVE AFTER YOU SUBTRACT THE TIME YOU SPEND EATING,
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  • SLEEPING, AND WORKING.
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  • HANSEL SAYS, "WHEN I PUT MY LIFE INTO THAT CONTEXT,
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  • IT HELPS ME REALIZE THAT I'M A FATHER FOR SO SHORT A TIME I
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  • DARE NOT TAKE IT FOR GRANTED."
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  • TO BE A SUCCESSFUL PARENT, FIRST OF ALL,
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  • YOU NEED TO SEE YOUR CHILDREN AS GIFTS FROM THE LORD.
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  • SECONDLY, SUCCESSFUL PARENTS - THE "U" STANDS FOR UNDERSTAND,
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  • ACCEPT, AND DEVELOP THEIR CHILD'S BENT.
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  • UNDERSTAND, ACCEPT, AND DEVELOP THEIR CHILD'S BENT.
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  • A SUCCESSFUL PARENTS IS ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS HOW UNIQUE HIS
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  • OR HER CHILD IS, AND SEEKS TO DEVELOP THAT UNIQUENESS
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  • AND MAXIMIZE IT.
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  • OUR FRIEND DR. JAMES DOBSON SAYS: EACH CHILD IS
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  • HAND-STITCHED BY THE LORD, NOT MASS-MANUFACTURED
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  • IN SOME SWEATSHOP.
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  • THEIR PERSONALITY IS CUT FROM A UNIQUE BOLT OF CLOTH,
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  • LIKE SNOWFLAKES AND FINGERPRINTS -
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  • NO TWO CHILDREN ARE ALIKE.
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  • SOLOMON UNDERSTOOD THAT TRUTH.
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  • LOOK AT PROVERBS 22:6.
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  • THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMILIAR VERSES ABOUT
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  • PARENTING IN ALL OF THE BIBLE.
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  • MOST OF US CAN SAY IT BY HEART AND YET MOST PEOPLE DON'T HAVE
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  • A CLUE WHAT IT REALLY MEANS AND HAVE ACTUALLY MISAPPLIED
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  • IT AND CAUSED THEMSELVES UNNECESSARY GUILT AS PARENTS.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT PROVERBS 22:6 SAYS,
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  • "TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO,
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  • AND WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT."
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  • YOU KNOW HOW MOST PEOPLE INTERPRET THAT VERSE?
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  • THEY THINK IT MEANS IF YOU INSTILL GODLY VALUES IN YOUR
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  • CHILD, AND EVEN IF YOUR CHILD REBELS AGAINST YOU OR GOD THEY
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  • WILL RETURN TO A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
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  • TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO
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  • AND HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT.
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  • THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT APPLICATION IS:
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  • WE ALL KNOW IT'S NOT TRUE.
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  • THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THIS VERSE CORRECTLY IS
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  • UNDERSTANDING THAT PHRASE "IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO."
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  • THAT'S NOT TALKING ABOUT THE MORAL OR SPIRITUAL DIRECTION.
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  • THAT PHRASE "IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO"
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  • IS A HEBREW PHRASE THAT COULD BE TRANSLATED
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  • "ACCORDING TO HIS NATURAL BENT."
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  • THAT IS, TRAIN YOUR CHILD ACCORDING TO HIS NATURAL
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  • INCLINATIONS BECAUSE EVEN WHEN HE'S AN OLD PERSON,
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  • HE WILL STILL FOLLOW THOSE INCLINATIONS.
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  • IT'S TALKING ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S UNIQUENESS.
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  • WHAT SOLOMON IS SAYING IS THIS: IF YOUR CHILD IS MORE
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  • CEREBRAL THAN ATHLETIC - IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY SPORTS
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  • ACTIVITIES YOUR CHILD IS ENROLLED IN - HE WILL ALWAYS
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  • VEER TOWARD THE ACADEMIC RATHER THAN THE ATHLETIC.
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  • IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN AS A LEADER - THEY'LL BE A LEADER
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  • ON THE THIRD GRADE PLAYGROUND JUST LIKE THEY WILL BE WHEN
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  • THEY ARE AN ADULT.
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  • THEY'LL HAVE THAT INCLINATION TOWARD LEADERSHIP.
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  • IF YOUR CHILD IS INCLINED TOWARD MUSIC - HE OR SHE WILL
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  • ALWAYS HAVE THAT DRAW, THAT INCLINATION THAT WILL DRAW
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  • THEM TO THE PIANO BENCH.
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  • SHAKESPEARE ONCE SAID IT IS A WISE PARENT
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  • WHO KNOWS HIS CHILD.
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  • SOLOMON SAID IT IS A SUCCESSFUL PARENT WHO KNOWS,
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  • UNDERSTANDS, DEVELOPS, AND MAXIMIZES
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  • HIS CHILD'S UNIQUE BENT.
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  • NUMBER THREE, SUCCESSFUL PARENTS - THE "C" STANDS FOR
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  • "COMMIT TO LEAD THEIR CHILDREN TO CHRIST."
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  • SUCCESSFUL, PARENTS, NUMBER THREE,
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  • COMMIT TO LEAD THEIR CHILDREN TO CHRIST.
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  • A VISITOR WAS
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  • AT THE ESTATE OF ENGLISH POET SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE.
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  • AND THEY GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT, AND THIS VISITOR SAID TO
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  • COLERIDGE: I DON'T THINK PARENTS OUGHT TO INTERFERE
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  • WITH THEIR KIDS' SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT.
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  • I DON'T THINK PARENTS OUGHT TO RELIGIOUSLY INDOCTRINATE THEIR
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  • CHILDREN; INSTEAD THEY OUGHT TO LET THEM GROW HOWEVER THEY
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  • WANT TO GROW WITHOUT ANY INTERFERENCE FROM THEM.
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  • COLERIDGE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING IN RESPONSE.
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  • INSTEAD HE INVITED HIS VISITOR TO COME OUT BACK TO LOOK AT
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  • THE GARDEN HE HAD PREPARED.
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  • AND WHEN THEY GOT TO THE SO-CALLED GARDEN,
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  • THE VISITOR POINTED AT IT AND SAID: THAT'S NOT A GARDEN,
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  • THAT'S JUST A PATCH OF WEEDS.
  • 00:11:21.040 --> 00:11:23.120
  • COLERIDGE SAID: WELL IT USED TO BE A GARDEN,
  • 00:11:23.130 --> 00:11:26.190
  • BUT THEN I DECIDED TO LET IT GROW HOWEVER IT WANTED TO GROW
  • 00:11:26.200 --> 00:11:30.140
  • WITHOUT ANY INTERFERENCE FROM ME.
  • 00:11:30.150 --> 00:11:32.250
  • THE FACT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A PARENT
  • 00:11:33.270 --> 00:11:36.140
  • IS TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN; IT IS TO ALLOW THEM
  • 00:11:36.150 --> 00:11:40.250
  • TO COME TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:11:40.260 --> 00:11:43.150
  • AND WE SEE THAT IN SOLOMON'S WORDS AS WELL.
  • 00:11:43.160 --> 00:11:45.210
  • IN PROVERBS 4 SOLOMON ENCOURAGES HIS CHILDREN TO
  • 00:11:45.220 --> 00:11:49.150
  • FOLLOW THE SAME SPIRITUAL TEACHING HE HAD RECEIVED
  • 00:11:49.160 --> 00:11:52.200
  • FROM HIS FATHER DAVID.
  • 00:11:52.210 --> 00:11:54.170
  • IT WASN'T PASSIVE, IT WAS VERY INTENTIONAL.
  • 00:11:54.180 --> 00:11:57.090
  • IN PROVERBS 4:3-4 SOLOMON SAID,
  • 00:11:57.100 --> 00:12:00.130
  • "WHEN I WAS A SON TO MY FATHER,
  • 00:12:00.140 --> 00:12:02.200
  • TENDER AND THE ONLY SON IN THE SIGHT OF MY MOTHER,
  • 00:12:02.210 --> 00:12:06.040
  • THEN HE TAUGHT ME AND SAID TO ME,
  • 00:12:06.050 --> 00:12:07.260
  • 'LET YOUR HEART HOLD FAST MY WORDS;
  • 00:12:07.270 --> 00:12:10.130
  • KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS AND LIVE.'"
  • 00:12:10.140 --> 00:12:12.120
  • SOLOMON SAID: I LEARNED INVALUABLE SPIRITUAL TRUTH
  • 00:12:13.240 --> 00:12:17.190
  • FROM BOTH MY MOTHER AND MY FATHER.
  • 00:12:17.200 --> 00:12:21.250
  • MOM, DAD,
  • 00:12:21.260 --> 00:12:23.000
  • GRANDMOTHER, GRANDFATHER
  • 00:12:23.160 --> 00:12:24.250
  • DO YOUR CHILDREN KNOW HOW TO EXPERIENCE GOD'S FORGIVENESS?
  • 00:12:25.030 --> 00:12:30.010
  • DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT THAT CHILD YOU LOOK ACROSS THE
  • 00:12:30.020 --> 00:12:34.150
  • BREAKFAST TABLE AT EVERY MORNING,
  • 00:12:34.160 --> 00:12:36.030
  • DO YOU REALIZE THAT UNLESS SOMETHING HAPPENS IN THAT
  • 00:12:36.040 --> 00:12:39.020
  • CHILD'S LIFE AND HE COMES TO FAITH IN CHRIST THAT HE IS
  • 00:12:39.030 --> 00:12:42.050
  • HEADED FOR AN ETERNITY OF SEPARATION FROM GOD?
  • 00:12:42.060 --> 00:12:45.180
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT TASK WE HAVE AS PARENTS IS LEADING OUR
  • 00:12:46.020 --> 00:12:49.190
  • CHILDREN TO FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:12:49.200 --> 00:12:51.100
  • SUCCESSFUL PARENTS COMMIT TO LEADING THEIR CHILDREN TO
  • 00:12:51.110 --> 00:12:55.180
  • FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:12:55.190 --> 00:12:56.240
  • THE SECOND "C" IN THIS, NUMBER FOUR IS: COMMUNICATE SPIRITUAL
  • 00:12:56.250 --> 00:13:02.270
  • VALUES TO YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:13:02.280 --> 00:13:04.250
  • COMMUNICATE SPIRITUAL VALUES TO YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:13:04.260 --> 00:13:06.280
  • YOU SEE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A PARENT DOESN'T END WHEN THEY
  • 00:13:06.290 --> 00:13:10.270
  • BECOME A CHRISTIAN IT ACTUALLY BEGINS AT THAT POINT.
  • 00:13:10.280 --> 00:13:15.150
  • DR. ALBERT SIEGEL SAID IN THE STANFORD OBSERVER,
  • 00:13:15.160 --> 00:13:19.070
  • "WHEN IT COMES TO REARING CHILDREN EVERY SOCIETY IS ONLY
  • 00:13:19.080 --> 00:13:23.120
  • 20 YEARS AWAY FROM BARBARIANISM.
  • 00:13:23.130 --> 00:13:26.090
  • TWENTY YEARS IS ALL WE HAVE TO ACCOMPLISH THE TASK OF
  • 00:13:26.100 --> 00:13:29.230
  • CIVILIZING INFANTS WHO ARE BORN INTO OUR MIDST EACH YEAR."
  • 00:13:29.240 --> 00:13:34.270
  • PARENTS LISTEN TO ME, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO RAISE GODLY
  • 00:13:34.280 --> 00:13:38.120
  • CHILDREN IN THIS GODLESS CULTURE YOU'RE SWIMMING UPSTREAM.
  • 00:13:38.130 --> 00:13:43.050
  • EVERY DAY YOUR CHILDREN ARE BEING ASSAULTED THROUGH THE
  • 00:13:43.060 --> 00:13:47.020
  • MEDIA, THROUGH FRIENDS, THROUGH LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH
  • 00:13:47.030 --> 00:13:50.270
  • VALUES THAT ARE COMPLETELY CONTRARY TO YOUR VALUES,
  • 00:13:50.280 --> 00:13:55.110
  • BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY TO GOD'S VALUES.
  • 00:13:55.120 --> 00:13:58.030
  • AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO BE PROACTIVE IN TEACHING
  • 00:13:58.040 --> 00:14:01.150
  • SPIRITUAL TRUTH TO OUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:14:01.160 --> 00:14:03.180
  • WE'VE GOT TO REMIND OUR CHILDREN THAT THEY HAVE AN
  • 00:14:03.190 --> 00:14:06.050
  • ADVERSARY, THE DEVIL, WHO IS DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO
  • 00:14:06.060 --> 00:14:09.150
  • DESTROY EVERY PART OF THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:14:09.160 --> 00:14:12.030
  • WE NEED TO BE PROACTIVE, WE NEED TO BE INTENSE,
  • 00:14:12.040 --> 00:14:15.000
  • WE NEED TO SOUND THE ALARM.
  • 00:14:15.010 --> 00:14:17.010
  • BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY THING WE'RE TO DO.
  • 00:14:17.020 --> 00:14:19.060
  • OUR SPIRITUAL INSTRUCTION OUGHT TO BE A PART
  • 00:14:19.070 --> 00:14:21.120
  • OF OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
  • 00:14:21.130 --> 00:14:23.230
  • IT OUGHT TO HAPPEN WHEN YOU SIT DOWN AT THE DINNER TABLE;
  • 00:14:23.240 --> 00:14:27.100
  • OR IN SOME CASES WHEN YOU'RE IN YOUR CAR IN THE DRIVE-THRU
  • 00:14:27.110 --> 00:14:29.280
  • THROUGH CHICK-FIL-A, YOU KNOW WHEREVER DINNER IS FOR YOU.
  • 00:14:29.290 --> 00:14:34.000
  • USE THAT TIME TO TALK ABOUT SPIRITUAL TRUTH.
  • 00:14:34.010 --> 00:14:35.290
  • WHEN YOU'RE SITTING AROUND AND WATCHING A TELEVISION PROGRAM,
  • 00:14:36.000 --> 00:14:40.040
  • A TELEVISION PROGRAM THAT MAYBE GOES AGAINST GOD'S TRUTH
  • 00:14:40.050 --> 00:14:43.250
  • USE THAT AS A TEACHING OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:14:43.260 --> 00:14:46.190
  • LOOK FOR THOSE TEACHABLE MOMENTS TO COMMUNICATE
  • 00:14:46.200 --> 00:14:49.210
  • SPIRITUAL TRUTH.
  • 00:14:49.220 --> 00:14:51.130
  • NUMBER FIVE SUCCESSFUL PARENTS,
  • 00:14:51.140 --> 00:14:53.140
  • THE "E" STANDS FOR "EXEMPLIFY GODLY CHARACTER."
  • 00:14:53.150 --> 00:14:58.090
  • THEY EXEMPLIFY GODLY CHARACTER.
  • 00:14:58.100 --> 00:15:00.100
  • PERHAPS YOU'VE HEARD THIS SAYING:
  • 00:15:00.110 --> 00:15:02.090
  • SOME TRUTHS ARE BETTER CAUGHT THAN TAUGHT.
  • 00:15:02.100 --> 00:15:07.260
  • THAT'S TRUE WHEN IT COMES TO SPIRITUAL VALUES.
  • 00:15:08.100 --> 00:15:10.130
  • YES, OUR WORDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT,
  • 00:15:10.140 --> 00:15:14.020
  • BUT OUR WORDS HAVE TO BE REINFORCED BY OUR ACTIONS.
  • 00:15:14.030 --> 00:15:17.100
  • IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST TALK THE TALK;
  • 00:15:17.110 --> 00:15:19.120
  • WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO WALK THE WALK.
  • 00:15:19.130 --> 00:15:23.170
  • THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT HERE AS WELL.
  • 00:15:23.180 --> 00:15:26.140
  • WE NEED TO EXEMPLIFY GODLY CHARACTER.
  • 00:15:26.150 --> 00:15:29.240
  • THAT'S WHY MOSES SAID, LOOK AT DEUTERONOMY 6,
  • 00:15:29.250 --> 00:15:33.120
  • HE ADDRESSES PARENTS FIRST.
  • 00:15:33.130 --> 00:15:35.030
  • HE SAID: PARENTS, YOU CAN'T GIVE AWAY SOMETHING
  • 00:15:35.040 --> 00:15:37.020
  • YOU DON'T POSSESS.
  • 00:15:37.030 --> 00:15:38.170
  • HE SAYS IN VERSE 5, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
  • 00:15:38.180 --> 00:15:41.170
  • WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
  • 00:15:41.180 --> 00:15:43.160
  • WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT.
  • 00:15:43.170 --> 00:15:45.010
  • AND THESE WORDS, WHICH I AM COMMANDING YOU
  • 00:15:45.020 --> 00:15:47.030
  • SHALL BE ON," UNDERLINE THAT, "YOUR HEART."
  • 00:15:47.040 --> 00:15:52.010
  • AND THEN AND ONLY THEN CAN YOU TEACH THEM DILIGENTLY
  • 00:15:52.020 --> 00:15:54.290
  • TO YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:15:55.000 --> 00:15:57.130
  • MAKE SURE THAT YOU EXEMPLIFY GODLY CHARACTER.
  • 00:15:57.140 --> 00:16:00.260
  • YES, OUR CHILDREN ARE LISTENING,
  • 00:16:00.270 --> 00:16:03.070
  • BUT THEY'RE ALSO WATCHING.
  • 00:16:03.080 --> 00:16:05.140
  • NUMBER SIX, SUCCESSFUL PARENTS SEEK TO DISCIPLINE THEIR
  • 00:16:05.150 --> 00:16:10.070
  • CHILDREN CONSISTENTLY.
  • 00:16:10.080 --> 00:16:13.080
  • SOLOMON DEVOTES A LOT OF INK TO THE SUBJECT OF THE
  • 00:16:13.090 --> 00:16:16.080
  • DISCIPLINE OF CHILDREN IN THE BOOK OF PROVERBS.
  • 00:16:16.090 --> 00:16:19.030
  • WE DON'T HAVE TIME THIS MORNING TO EXAMINE EVERYTHING
  • 00:16:19.040 --> 00:16:21.070
  • HE SAYS BUT I CAN DISTILL EVERYTHING HE SAYS ABOUT
  • 00:16:21.080 --> 00:16:24.170
  • DISCIPLINING CHILDREN WITH THESE THREE PRINCIPLES FROM
  • 00:16:24.180 --> 00:16:27.180
  • THE BOOK OF PROVERBS.
  • 00:16:27.190 --> 00:16:28.190
  • FIRST OF ALL, SOLOMON SAYS DISCIPLINE SHOULD BEGIN
  • 00:16:28.200 --> 00:16:31.110
  • EARLY IN LIFE.
  • 00:16:31.120 --> 00:16:33.180
  • IN PROVERBS 13:24 HE SAYS, "HE WHO SPARES HIS ROD HATES HIS
  • 00:16:33.190 --> 00:16:39.020
  • SON, BUT HE WHO LOVES HIM DISCIPLINES HIM DILIGENTLY."
  • 00:16:39.030 --> 00:16:44.180
  • AND THERE THE WORD "DILIGENTLY" LITERALLY MEANS
  • 00:16:44.190 --> 00:16:47.090
  • "AT EARLY DAWN."
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:49.270
  • IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILD,
  • 00:16:49.280 --> 00:16:51.090
  • YOU WILL DISCIPLINE HIM AT EARLY DAWN.
  • 00:16:51.100 --> 00:16:53.190
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU WAKE YOUR KID UP EVERY MORNING
  • 00:16:53.200 --> 00:16:56.250
  • AT 5:30 FOR THEIR DAILY BEATING, OK.
  • 00:16:56.260 --> 00:16:58.260
  • THAT'S NOT WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:16:58.270 --> 00:17:01.010
  • THE PHRASE "AT EARLY DAWN" MEANS EARLY IN LIFE.
  • 00:17:01.020 --> 00:17:05.200
  • DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOUR CHILD IS 13 OR 14
  • 00:17:05.210 --> 00:17:08.000
  • TO TRY TO DISCIPLINE THEM.
  • 00:17:08.010 --> 00:17:09.270
  • EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE BEGINS EARLY IN LIFE.
  • 00:17:09.280 --> 00:17:12.230
  • SECONDLY, DISCIPLINE SHOULD BE TAILOR-MADE FOR THE CHILD.
  • 00:17:12.240 --> 00:17:16.240
  • IT NEEDS TO BE TAILOR-MADE FOR THE CHILD.
  • 00:17:16.250 --> 00:17:18.150
  • YOU KNOW THERE'S THIS RUNNING DEBATE IN CHRISTIAN CIRCLES
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:21.110
  • AND EDUCATIONAL CIRCLES: WHAT'S MORE EFFECTIVE -
  • 00:17:21.120 --> 00:17:24.070
  • PHYSICAL CORPORAL PUNISHMENT OR VERBAL REPROOF.
  • 00:17:24.080 --> 00:17:28.140
  • THE ANSWER IS: YES.
  • 00:17:29.180 --> 00:17:31.280
  • BOTH ARE EFFECTIVE.
  • 00:17:33.040 --> 00:17:35.000
  • BOTH ARE NECESSARY DEPENDING UPON THE CHILD AND DEPENDING
  • 00:17:35.010 --> 00:17:38.190
  • UPON THE SITUATION.
  • 00:17:38.200 --> 00:17:40.130
  • NO, WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT CHILD ABUSE HERE.
  • 00:17:40.140 --> 00:17:42.190
  • WHAT SOLOMON IS TALKING ABOUT IS THE APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL
  • 00:17:42.200 --> 00:17:46.180
  • DISCIPLINE OF A CHILD THAT'S DONE IN LOVE NOT OUT OF ANGER.
  • 00:17:46.190 --> 00:17:51.070
  • IF IT'S DONE CORRECTLY, IT WILL NOT ONLY STOP THEIR
  • 00:17:51.080 --> 00:17:55.170
  • REBELLION AGAINST THEIR PARENTS,
  • 00:17:55.180 --> 00:17:57.000
  • BUT AGAINST -ULTIMATELY - GOD.
  • 00:17:57.010 --> 00:17:58.100
  • BECAUSE, YOU SEE PARENTS, A CHILD'S REBELLION IF LEFT
  • 00:17:58.110 --> 00:18:03.030
  • UNCHECKED, UNCHALLENGED WILL EVENTUALLY METASTASIZE INTO
  • 00:18:03.040 --> 00:18:08.000
  • REBELLION AGAINST GOD THAT WILL LEAD THAT CHILD INTO HELL.
  • 00:18:08.010 --> 00:18:12.180
  • THAT'S WHY THE MOST LOVING THING WE CAN DO IS TO
  • 00:18:12.190 --> 00:18:15.140
  • DISCIPLINE OUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:18:15.150 --> 00:18:16.140
  • AND THAT'S WHY PROVERBS 29:17 SAYS,
  • 00:18:16.150 --> 00:18:18.230
  • "CORRECT YOUR SON, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU COMFORT;
  • 00:18:18.240 --> 00:18:21.280
  • HE WILL ALSO DELIGHT YOUR SOUL."
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:23.120
  • THAT WORD "CORRECT" LITERALLY MEANS
  • 00:18:23.130 --> 00:18:25.230
  • "VERBALLY REPROVE" YOUR CHILD.
  • 00:18:25.240 --> 00:18:29.030
  • NUMBER THREE, DISCIPLINE SHOULD BE GROUNDED IN LOVE.
  • 00:18:29.040 --> 00:18:31.140
  • ONE WAY WE KNOW THAT GOD LOVES US IS
  • 00:18:31.150 --> 00:18:35.060
  • HE DOESN'T LET US GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING.
  • 00:18:35.070 --> 00:18:37.240
  • IF YOU'RE A CHILD OF GOD, GOD IS NOT GOING TO LET YOU GET
  • 00:18:37.250 --> 00:18:40.150
  • AWAY WITH REBELLION.
  • 00:18:40.160 --> 00:18:42.010
  • HE IS GOING TO BRING DISCIPLINE INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:42.020 --> 00:18:44.040
  • ONE WRITER SAID IT THIS WAY: THE PARENT MUST CONVINCE
  • 00:18:44.050 --> 00:18:47.130
  • HIMSELF THAT PUNISHMENT IS SOMETHING HE DOES TO THE CHILD
  • 00:18:47.140 --> 00:18:53.010
  • IT IS SOMETHING HE DOES FOR THE CHILD.
  • 00:18:53.020 --> 00:18:56.230
  • THE PARENT'S ATTITUDE TOWARD HIS DISOBEDIENT YOUNGSTER IS
  • 00:18:56.240 --> 00:18:59.190
  • THIS: I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH TO ALLOW YOU TO BEHAVE LIKE THAT.
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:04.110
  • NUMBER SEVEN, SUCCESSFUL PARENTS ARE THOSE WHO SPEND
  • 00:19:06.140 --> 00:19:10.140
  • TIME WITH THEIR CHILDREN.
  • 00:19:10.150 --> 00:19:13.110
  • I'LL ADMIT, THERE'S NO PROVERB SPECIFICALLY THAT SAYS THAT,
  • 00:19:13.120 --> 00:19:16.260
  • BUT IT CERTAINLY INFERRED BY EVERYTHING ELSE WE'VE LOOKED
  • 00:19:16.270 --> 00:19:19.140
  • AT THIS MORNING.
  • 00:19:19.150 --> 00:19:21.090
  • IT TAKES TIME TO COMMUNICATE SPIRITUAL TRUTH TO YOUR
  • 00:19:21.100 --> 00:19:25.170
  • CHILDREN; TO LEAD THEM TO FAITH IN CHRIST;
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:28.040
  • TO UNDERSTAND, DEVELOP, AND MAXIMIZE YOUR CHILD'S BENT.
  • 00:19:28.050 --> 00:19:31.110
  • IT TAKES TIME.
  • 00:19:31.120 --> 00:19:33.180
  • IT TAKES A QUALITY OF TIME,
  • 00:19:33.190 --> 00:19:35.020
  • BUT IT ALSO TAKES A QUANTITY OF TIME.
  • 00:19:35.030 --> 00:19:38.150
  • NOW I REALIZE I'M SPEAKING TO SOME OF YOU WHO ARE PARENTS
  • 00:19:38.160 --> 00:19:43.040
  • WHO HAVE DONE THE BEST YOU KNEW TO DO.
  • 00:19:43.050 --> 00:19:44.160
  • YOU TRIED TO APPLY THESE PRINCIPLES,
  • 00:19:44.170 --> 00:19:47.030
  • BUT YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE FAILED AS A PARENT.
  • 00:19:47.040 --> 00:19:50.220
  • MAYBE THERE'S A BROKEN RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE WITH
  • 00:19:50.230 --> 00:19:52.200
  • YOUR CHILD, OR MAYBE YOUR CHILD IS NOT LIVING ACCORDING
  • 00:19:52.210 --> 00:19:55.270
  • TO GOD'S PRINCIPLES, AND YOU'RE OVERWHELMED
  • 00:19:55.280 --> 00:19:58.180
  • WITH GUILT OVER THAT.
  • 00:19:58.190 --> 00:20:00.050
  • LET ME REMIND YOU OF SOMETHING.
  • 00:20:00.060 --> 00:20:01.270
  • THE FIRST TWO PEOPLE WHO LIVED ON THIS PLANET
  • 00:20:03.100 --> 00:20:05.270
  • WERE ADAM AND EVE.
  • 00:20:05.280 --> 00:20:07.100
  • THEY HAD A PERFECT HEAVENLY FATHER.
  • 00:20:07.230 --> 00:20:10.130
  • THEY LIVED IN A PERFECT ENVIRONMENT,
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:12.010
  • THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
  • 00:20:12.020 --> 00:20:13.270
  • AND YET THEY REBELLED AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:20:13.280 --> 00:20:16.190
  • WHEREVER THERE IS FREEDOM,
  • 00:20:17.240 --> 00:20:20.090
  • THERE'S THE POSSIBILITY OF REBELLION.
  • 00:20:20.100 --> 00:20:22.250
  • AND THAT'S WHY THIS BOOK WE'RE STUDYING ON SUNDAY MORNINGS;
  • 00:20:23.240 --> 00:20:26.030
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THE TITLE OF IT IS?
  • 00:20:26.040 --> 00:20:27.140
  • THE TITLE IS NOT PROMISES - IT'S PROVERBS.
  • 00:20:27.150 --> 00:20:31.200
  • THERE'S NO MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE THAT IF YOU DO
  • 00:20:31.210 --> 00:20:34.210
  • EVERYTHING WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS MORNING YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:20:34.220 --> 00:20:36.260
  • RAISE PERFECT, GODLY CHILDREN.
  • 00:20:36.270 --> 00:20:40.180
  • BUT HERE IS THE PROMISE: PARENTS WHO FOLLOW THESE
  • 00:20:41.050 --> 00:20:44.120
  • PRINCIPLES ARE GOING TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN PARENTS
  • 00:20:44.130 --> 00:20:48.080
  • WHO IGNORE THESE PRINCIPLES FROM GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:20:48.090 --> 00:20:51.060
  • THERE'S A FASCINATING STORY THAT COMES FROM
  • 00:20:53.230 --> 00:20:56.130
  • OUR NATION'S HISTORIES.
  • 00:20:56.140 --> 00:20:58.020
  • STEVE FARRAR RECOUNTS IT IN HIS BOOK,
  • 00:20:58.030 --> 00:21:00.110
  • "ANCHOR MAN." LISTEN TO THIS,
  • 00:21:00.120 --> 00:21:02.020
  • "GEORGE S. PATTON FROM AN EARLY AGE
  • 00:21:03.120 --> 00:21:05.150
  • WAS GROOMED BY HIS FATHER FOR ADMISSION TO THE
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:08.090
  • VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE.
  • 00:21:08.100 --> 00:21:10.090
  • WHEN PATTON GRADUATED HE WAS SECOND IN HIS CLASS AND RATED
  • 00:21:10.270 --> 00:21:14.140
  • FIRST IN TACTICS, MATHEMATICS, LATIN,
  • 00:21:14.150 --> 00:21:16.210
  • GEOLOGY, AND CHEMISTRY.
  • 00:21:16.220 --> 00:21:18.270
  • PATTON WAS DESCRIBED, BY ONE WHO KNEW HIM WELL,
  • 00:21:18.280 --> 00:21:21.040
  • AS AN ARROGANT, A SMART DRESSER,
  • 00:21:21.050 --> 00:21:24.020
  • AND HE DISPLAYED CLASSIC CHIVALRY TOWARD LADIES MAKING
  • 00:21:24.030 --> 00:21:27.090
  • HIM A DASHING ROMANTIC FIGURE.
  • 00:21:27.100 --> 00:21:30.190
  • DEVOUTLY RELIGIOUS, OR AT LEAST BY HIS OWN STANDARDS,
  • 00:21:30.200 --> 00:21:34.050
  • GENERAL PATTON ALSO ENCOURAGED HIS MEN TO ATTEND CHAPEL AND
  • 00:21:34.060 --> 00:21:37.220
  • RARELY MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY ON HIS KNEES BEFORE GOD.
  • 00:21:37.230 --> 00:21:41.260
  • ACCORDING TO ONE OF HIS BIOGRAPHERS,
  • 00:21:41.270 --> 00:21:43.290
  • PATTON WAS A VISIONARY WHO SAW WAR CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON AND
  • 00:21:44.000 --> 00:21:48.020
  • WAS DETERMINED TO PREPARE FOR ACTION.
  • 00:21:48.030 --> 00:21:50.210
  • HE WAS VIRTUALLY FEARLESS IN COMBAT.
  • 00:21:50.220 --> 00:21:52.280
  • THE GEORGE S. PATTON I JUST DESCRIBED
  • 00:21:52.290 --> 00:21:55.190
  • WAS THE GRANDFATHER OF THE PATTON WHOM
  • 00:21:55.200 --> 00:21:58.180
  • AMERICA KNOWS SO WELL.
  • 00:21:58.190 --> 00:22:00.270
  • HE WAS THE GEORGE S. PATTON WHO DIED IN 1864
  • 00:22:00.280 --> 00:22:04.210
  • FROM WOUNDS SUSTAINED IN THE CIVIL WAR.
  • 00:22:04.220 --> 00:22:07.230
  • THE GEORGE S. PATTON THAT AMERICA KNOWS SO WELL IS
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  • UPON HIS KIND AGAIN WAS HIS GRANDFATHER.
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