Child Neglect by Pastor Daryl Grimes

Whose heart doesn’t break when you see children who are being neglected physically or emotionally? Our hearts should be broken when the most vulnerable among us are ignored, mistreated, or neglected as a result of an addiction or even a parent’s hobby.
Yet many of us who are horrified at this type of neglect, can be guilty of or apathetic toward a different, and potentially worse type of neglect . . . SPIRITUAL NEGLECT. It is our responsibility to take the initiative to train our children in the way they should go (Prov 22:6) and bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). Dads have been commanded by God to step up to the plate and teach their children God’s Word and we’ve all been called to be godly examples. No doubt the church has an important role to play in all of this, but the church can never take the place of a godly mom and dad who are madly in love with Jesus Christ.

What kind of Christian young man or young lady will your child be if they follow in your footsteps? Where will they spend eternity if they choose to do with Jesus, what YOU have done with Him? Men, if your daughters marry a man who is just like you and treats them the way you treat your wife, would you like your son-in-law? Ladies, if your boys married a wife who is just like you and treats them they way you treat your husband, would you like your daughter-in-law?

I don’t ask these questions because I’ve got it all together. I am FAR from being the model dad or husband. However, I think it’s time we begin to ask some hard questions and its time we quit playing Russian Roulette with our families.

Flagship Church is committed to helping equip parents with the information and tools from God’s Word to enable them to be successful in God’s eyes in regards to having a Christ-centered home and having marriages that thrive. Plan on joining us this Sunday, and determine through God’s grace that 2014 will be the year that you reclaim your home and family for the glory of God! Let’s work together to see this happen.

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