The Pattern of a Godly Parent

1. Do not provoke your children toward anger.

A. You provoke your children toward anger when you deal with them in uncontrolled anger. Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 12:11; Colossians 3:21; Proverbs 14:17, 15:18, 19:19, 22:24; Ephesians 4:31

B. You provoke your children toward anger when you deal with them inconsistently.

C. You provoke your children toward anger when you do not resolve conflicts with your spouse. Ephesians 4:26-27

D. You provoke your children toward anger when you fail to develop a close relationship with them. 2 Samuel 14: 28-29

E. You provoke your children to anger when you overprotect them.

F. You provoke your children to anger when you use abusive words, expressions, or tones of voice. Proverbs 12:18; Ephesians 4:29

G. You provoke your children to anger when you do not listen to them. Proverbs 18:2, 13, 15, 17

 

2. Bring your children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Proverbs 22:15, 29:15; Deuteronomy 6:4-9

A. Bring your children up in the discipline of the Lord. Hebrews 12:5-11; 1 Corinthians 11:32; Proverbs 13:24, 22:15, 23:13, 29:15; 1 Thessalonians 1: 5-6; Philippians 4:9; 1 Timothy 4:7-8; Hebrews 5:14

1) Establish appropriate boundaries and expectations.

2) Clearly explain your boundaries and expectations.

3) Consistently enforce your boundaries and expectations

B. Bring your children up in the instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

1) Discern thinking and behavior in your children that God wants to change.

2) Help your children change their thinking and behavior for the glory of God and their good.


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