Parent’s Prepare The Way First
…He will prepare the people for the coming of the Lord…(NLT)
IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU!
Parents Teach Repentance First
“…He will prepare the people for the coming of the Lord. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and he will cause those who are rebellious to accept the wisdom of the godly.”(NLT)
Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham… 9 Even now the ax of God’s judgment is poised, ready to sever the roots of the trees. Yes, every tree that does not produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire.”(NLT)
People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care!
Parents Model Generosity First
…“What should we do?” 11 John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.” 12 Even corrupt tax collectors came to be baptized and asked, “Teacher, what should we do?” 13 He replied, “Collect no more taxes than the government requires.” 14 “What should we do?” asked some soldiers. John replied, “Don’t extort money or make false accusations. And be content with your pay.”
For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers… 11 …keep on loving others as long as life lasts… 12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.(NLT)