Posts tagged with ‘Parenting’

8/10/21 A LIFE LIVED FOR CHRIST IS THE BEST INHERITANCE WE CAN LEAVE OUR CHILDREN

by Barry Lovett

“The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.” Proverbs 20:7 At times earthly fathers disappoint or hurt their children. But our Father in heaven is “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy” (Psalm 103:8).  When a dad who loves the Lord corrects, comforts, instructs, and provides for the needs […]

8/4/21 A PARENT’S LOVE NEVER ENDS

by Barry Lovett

“Now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”  I Corinthians 13:13 In I Corinthians 13, often called “the love chapter”, Paul writes that the greatest gifts of speaking, understanding and sacrificial service are worthless without love.  Love itself is the foundation of winsome behavior, and its influence never ends. When our […]

8/17/20 A GODLY PARENT IS A CHILD’S BEST GUIDE TO GOD

by Barry Lovett

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5. Children do not learn to love and obey God only by what we say.  They also learn by watching what we do.  We are to teach them constantly about God and His Word.  Along with what […]

5/22/20 KINDNESS THAT WARNS AND RECUES IS TRUE KINDNESS

by Barry Lovett

“I will judge his house… because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them.” I Samuel 3:13. Eli let his two sons do pretty much as they pleased.  He rebuked them only after it was too late.  As a result they died.  His was a false kindness.  God, however, is compassionate but not permissive.   He chastens us […]

5/13/19 A GODLY PARENT IS A CHILD’S BEST GUIDE TO GOD

by Barry Lovett

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5. Children do not learn to love and obey God only by what we say. They also learn by watching what we do. We are to teach them constantly about God and His Word.  Along with what […]