Parenting for Life 2

TEACH THEM DILIGENTLY

Text:  Deuteronomy6:4-9    (Parenting for Life #3)

“Shema”  (sh’mah)    hearing with the intent to obey

I.  THAT OUR GOD IS A PERSONAL LORD    6:4

A.   The Lord of Creation

B.  The Lord of Heaven and Earth

C.  The Lord of Righteousness and Holiness

D.  The Lord of Love and Mercy

E.  The Lord of Redemption and Eternity

II.  TO LOVE THE LORD                                   6:5

                I Thessalonians 5:23-24

A.  With all their Heart    (spirit)

1.   A commitment to be obedient to Christ

2.   A commitment to grow in Christ

B.  With all their Soul    (soul)

1.   A commitment to be pure in mind

2.   A commitment to be submissive in will

3.   A commitment to be controlled in emotion

C.  With all their Might   (body)

1.   A commitment to honor Christ in actions

2.   A commitment to be set apart in activities

III.         FROM YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE LORD6:6

A.   A commitment to the Word of God

1.   To the inerrancy of the Scriptures

2.   To the faithfulness of the Scriptures

3.   To the delight of the Scriptures

B.  A commitment to the Ways of God

1.   To a heart of love

2.   To a heart of gratitude

3.   To a heart of a service

C.  A commitment to the Will of God

1.   To the purpose of God

2.   To the power of God

D.  A commitment to the Work of God

1.   To the body of Christ

2.   To the local church

3.   To the evangelization of the world

IV.  DAILY INSTRUCTION BY THE LORD      6:7

          (Family Worship, meal times, work, recreation, education, etc)

A.  Instruction when ‘sitting in the house’

B.  Instruction when ‘walking in the way’

C.  Instruction when ‘lying down’

D.  Instruction when ‘rising up’

V.  TO TESTIFY ABOUT THE LORD              6:8-9

A.  By their Word

B.  By their Life

1.   Priorities

2.   Interests

3.   Behavior

 

 

 

Jim Carter