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Discover the Book - Sept. 16, 2010

  • 2010 Sep 16

Will Your Teen Graduate in Godliness?


As Jesus lived at home He grew. Luke 2:52 "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." And when He left home He graduated from all He was to learn in that setting. Is that what will happen in our homes?

Most of us hope, plan, and expect our children to graduate when they get to 12th grade. But have we been careful to check and fulfill all the requirements God has for them to graduate SPIRITUALLY into the next level in your lives?

Here are some of the unchanging Requirements by your Heavenly Father for High School Graduation,

By the Heavenly Board of Education Regulations,

Recorded forever in His Word,

For students who will graduate from the school of being raised by a godly MOM AND DAD in your home!

Submissiveness: Psalm 32:8-9 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near you."  What should we be learning while at home?

  •  What is my goal for my teen in light of God's Word?  While living with my parents at home I need to learn to obey their instructions and do what I know they expect of me, even when it is not mentioned. This helped me to not force you into repeated reminders, which I sometimes call nagging.


Gratitude: I Thessalonians 5:18 "In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God, in Christ Jesus for you!" Philippians 2:14 "Do all things without complaining and disputing."

  • What is my goal for my teen in light of God's Word?   While living with my parents at home I need to learn to not grumble or complain when I participate in my share of the duties because I will remind myself of what a great thing it is to have a family a home, clothes, food, running water, electric lights, and central heating in a world where millions of teenagers have none of these.


SERVANTHEARTEDNESS: 1 Peter 2:21-24 "For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth"; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed."

  • What is my goal for my teen in light of God's Word? While living with my parents at home I need to learn to stop when I think your demands are unfair, and choose to move forward to do them first, and after showing an obedient attitude, I will ask if we can talk. Then I will explain my side and try to understand yours.


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