Discipling children and teens in the homeN.C. BAPTIST PODCAST
This podcast was recorded at the Disciple-Making Conference breakout session training and focuses on the role of parents as disciple makers. In Psalm 78, the Bible exhorts parents to teach their children the laws and goodness of God and ensure that they continue that spiritual legacy from generation to generation. In a modern culture where biblical illiteracy is rampant and morality twists ever further from God, parents need to navigate generational differences to help their children keep their identity established in Christ, their faith rooted in the Scripture and their community filled with fellow believers. It is then essential for parents to take the lead in discipling their children, but what does that look like? Sammy Joo shares personal experiences and practical techniques for parents to lead their children to love God and live on mission.
Here is an excerpt from this podcast:
God has really called us to make disciples of all nations, but before we go to all nations, we need to make disciples at home. This Bible verse came to me in a very significant way. Psalms 78:1-4: “Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.” This is about continuing spiritual legacy, that what God has done in our forefathers will not hide, but will continue to deliver this message to the next generation, [to] generation [and] generation afterward. And this is very personal to me. I am from South Korea. We just finished the Winter Olympic Games. I am a fourth generation Christian, third-generation pastor. I came to Christ when I was 20 years old. I have a spiritual legacy coming from my grandfather, my father. The question is: Is it continuing for my next generation? What will happen to my kids? Can this legacy from my parents, my grandparents, be continued with the next generation? This is always a big burden on my heart. There’s a danger of losing spiritual legacy.