By David Watson

Benchley, November 20, 2016

  • Parents: radically commit to tender love and tough love (continued):
    • Employ a radical amount of tough love (continued):
      • Do whatever it takes (continued):
        • What principles should we learn from these passages? (continued)
          • Ecclesiastes 8:11
          • Hebrews 12:4-11
        • Further points about discipline
          • Be different from popular culture. Romans 12:2
          • Enforce the word “no.” Ephesians 6:1-2
          • Don’t be afraid to cross your child. II Samuel 18:5, 33-19:7; I Kings 1:5-6
        • Say whatever it takes.
          • God’s ways of communicating with people.
            • God informed people of his rules and expectations. Genesis 3:3; Deuteronomy 30:15-20
            • He encouraged them to avoid trouble. Genesis 4:6-7
            • He warned them of punishment if they didn’t change. Jonah 3:1-4
            • He nurtured and loved them. Hosea 11:1-4
            • He reminded them to learn from mistakes of others. Zechariah 1:1-6
            • He rebuked. II Samuel 2:7
          • Are there some pitfalls parents should avoid?
            • Assuming kids know better. Deuteronomy 6:6-9
            • Detaching the Bible from real life. James 1:22

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