We are Family: Teenagers
We are living in perilous times that require us to walk on the straight and narrow if we are to rise above the moral decadence
2 Timothy 3:1 – 5
But Mark this; there will be terrible times in the last days.
A CHARGE HAS BEEN GIVEN:
*The Instructions of scripture have always been independent of the times and seasons we are living in.
*This points to the fact that obedience is required in all circumstances that we find ourselves in.
Proverbs 22:6 –
Train up a child on the way He should go.
Proverbs 1: 8 – 9
*Instructions to be given.
*Teaching to be received
*Listening to be done.
2 Timothy 1:14 – Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you. Guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 6:1, Colossians 3:20 – It is good to OBEY and to HONOR.
AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW:
*An example speaks louder than precept.(John Wesley in His Book, “Sermon on the Mount”).
2 Timothy 1:4-5 – Timothy had a grandmother and a mother who lived a life that was pleasing to God.
*Godliness is not acquired by genetic predisposition but exemplified or demonstrated.
*Your example must speak louder than your instruction.
*You may not fully control your Teens exposure, but you can influence their guiding principles.
2 Timothy 3:14 –
Continue of what you have learnt and become convinced of, because you know from whom you have learnt it.
Verse 15 – From Infancy, He has learnt the word of God.
A PROMISE TO PARTAKE:
…but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm.”
*Obedience is pleasing to God.
*Obedience makes us fruitful in our knowledge of God as His family.
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