Saturday - October 1, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: 1 Corinthians 10:13; Luke 12:48
MAIN IDEA: “Family”
Unlike friends, we don’t choose our parents. When children come into their parent's life, both have a major change to their entire world. It is a wanted change and necessary to become a family. In the family, parents have a responsibility to love, train, discipline and set good examples. Children also have a responsibility to honor and obey their parents. Are parents going to make mistakes? Yes. Does this give children the green light to not honor and obey? No. Are children going to mess up boundaries and need help from their parents? Yes. Do parents get to ignore when children exceed boundaries? No. Silent approval is still approval. Does God ignore it and give us a mulligan when we sin, without repentance?
Remember that as parents, we need to train our children to be successful, responsible adults. For this to happen, sometimes working through their own problems without your direct assistance will help them the most.
Some children are born into families with Christian parents while others are not. The playing field of life is not level. Each person has to deal with things that enter their lives. Each of us handles situations in our lives differently. God tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that we all are tempted with the same type of temptations. No matter what the situation is we can all trust that God will provide us a way to escape and endure. If we are blessed with a Christian environment, isn’t it our responsibility to reach out to those who are not? We know that God tells us in Luke 12:48, "...whomever much is given, much will be required...."
APPLICATION: We are blessed to have a church family like Woodlawn. Aren’t we supposed to get out and share this blessing?