By David Watson

Benchley, January 3, 2018

  • Context and harmony, continued:
    • Practice using context and harmony together, continued:
      • John 14:26; 16:13 – Does the Holy Spirit miraculously guide people?
        • Context: Jesus and the apostles
        • Harmony: John 13:1; Luke 22:13-14; Matthew 26:19-21; Mark 14:16-18; Acts 8:14
        • Conclusion: Jesus was speaking directly to the apostles and specifically to them. This does not mean the Holy Spirit miraculously guides us today.
      • I Corinthians 1:17 – Is baptism necessary for salvation? Paul said Christ did not send him to baptize!
        • Context: Paul was discussing division that was coming from people being baptized by different people.
        • Harmony: I Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-4; I Peter 3:21
        • Conclusion: Baptism is essential for salvation. Here, Paul was addressing a controversy that was springing up and causing division with people dividing over who baptized them. I Corinthians 10:17 is a not-but passage emphasizing preaching over baptism.
      • Ephesians 4:31 – Is all anger sinful?
        • Context: Ephesians 4:25-31 – All anger is not condemned.
        • Harmony: Mark 3:5; Psalms 97:10
        • Conclusion: No, all anger is not sinful. Jesus Himself expressed anger.
      • Luke 14:26 – Are we really supposed to hate our families?
        • Context: Luke 14:23-33 – Jesus is trying to get people to understand the depth of commitment required to follow Him.
        • Harmony: Matthew 22:39; 10:37
        • Conclusion: We are to love Christ the most. We should love Him so much that all other relationships look like hate in comparison.

Godly Families, Part 23

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By David Watson

Benchley, February 5, 2017

  • Train children to respect and obey authority (continued):
    • Consider the following views (continued):
      • “I love my child too much to discipline him/her”
        • Hebrews 12:7-8
        • Proverbs 13:24
      • “Wait till your father gets home!” or “Wait till your mother gets home!”
        • Proverbs 1:8
        • Proverbs 19:26
        • Ephesians 6:1-3
  • (Grand)parenting applications: training children to respect and obey authority
Specific Goal Passage(s) to discuss & guide Ways (grand)parents can exemplify and teach Temptations and hindrances Behaviors to correct
Reject the entitlement mentality Luke 17:7-10; Philippians 4:11-12; II Thessalonians 3:10 Work hard; don’t expect bosses to give you special handouts Culture of low expectations and little work ethic; lazy parents “Gimme gimme gimme!”
Listen well II Kings 17:13-14; Proverbs 2:1ff; 12:15; 18:13, 17 Model active listening; have them explain what you just said. Distracted, disinterested, planning what to say Interrupting
Be respectful and considerate in a disagreement Acts 18:4; 26:24-25 Let kids observe you settling disputes properly; don’t jump in and settle every conflict for them. Impatience, selfishness Tendency not to share, negotiate, compromise

 

Godly Families, Part 22

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 29, 2017

  • Train children to respect and obey authority
    • Preparing for God
      • II Corinthians 5:10
      • Our job as parents is to teach God’s standards – not our standards.
      • Matthew 25:41, 46
      • Romans 1:30 – disobedience to parents is listed as a sin! See also II Timothy 3:2; Titus 2:11-12; 3:1-3
      • Where is a child supposed to learn about authority? At home!
      • I Timothy 3:4 – One piece of evidence that a man is a good father is that he keeps his children under control with all dignity.
    • Spanking – proven bad by science?
      • Robert Larzelere, Oklahoma State University
        • Optimal type of discipline: conditional spanking
      • Consider the following views:
        • “Our family believes in love, negotiation, and cooperation – not tyranny. We talk to our kids instead of punishing them.”
          • Hebrews 12:7-11
          • This is a false dichotomy!
        • “Kids should shut up and stay out of the way, or else!”
          • Ephesians 6:4; II Timothy 3:14