Parenting in the busyness of life

N.C. BAPTIST PODCAST
March 6, 2018
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This podcast was recorded at the Disciple-Making Conference breakout session training and focuses on the role parents have in their children’s lives. When parents understand and intentionally strive to follow Deuteronomy 6:4-7, their homes can be changed in extraordinary ways. In this passage, God outlines readily available times wherein parents can repeatedly speak into their children’s lives to bring Christ into the conversation. Mark Smith discusses practical ways that parents can apply this approach and disciple their children in the natural rhythm of their busy lives.

Here is an excerpt from this podcast:

You know that you’ve got some very busy homes in your congregation, but if I had to guess, your home and your family might be a little bit into this idea as well. Let’s walk through a little bit of some text from God’s Word, and just see what He has to say about this whole idea. Here’s a question I want you to think about just for a second. What is mandatory to be a good mom? What’s mandatory to be a good dad? Where do you look for parenting advice? Here’s what Lifeway discovered. They polled Americans looking for parenting advice, so there very well could be some people who are non-Christians in this survey. I don’t really know the breakdown, but notice where some of these fell out: their own experience growing up, their parents, some of these things were already mentioned. I’m curious, just want to point out, be very blunt about this. Notice where these two things, the church and the sacred text, fall into the line-up. And let me ask you a question. If you were to go to the sacred text, to God’s Word, what verses in Scripture would you tell me to help you in parenting? Deuteronomy 6 is the first place you find parenting advice in all of Scripture. I think this is where it gets fleshed out for the very first time.

by Mark Smith  Family Evangelism and Discipleship  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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