Prioritize your parenting.

Points Covered: How to be a godly parent? How to bring children up in the fear of the Lord? Roles of children and parents within a godly family. Prioritize your parenting. Complete series on Prioritizing your life.  Illustration: The story of two paddleboats. They left Memphis about the same time, traveling down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. As they traveled side by side, sailors from one vessel made a few remarks about the snail’s pace of the other. Words were exchanged. Challenges were made. Continue reading →

Child dedication-4

Today we have a child to be dedicated to the Lord. We must recognize that children are a precious gift from God and they first belong to God and not us. And today, He is asking every one of us who are parents and especially to Br. Franklin and Sheryl to “BRING OUR CHILDREN AND PUT THEM ON THE ALTAR!” There are many examples of parents in the Bible who brought their children to God and gave them back to Him: 1. There is the Continue reading →

Parental Responsibilities

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas I want to talk to you about parental responsibilities. We are living in a time where family values are getting very, very low. There is no love and bond within the family. Children are running away from homes, children are being abused physically and verbally, high rate of crimes committed by children, children being exposed to drugs and adultery at an early age. What has gone wrong? What is the solution for our families? The solution lies in good, godly parenting. SO Continue reading →

What is child Dedication?

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Parents who dedicate a child are making a vow to the Lord to do everything within their power to raise their child in a godly way publicly before God, family, and church. Right from the time a child is formed in the womb parents, family, and church pray for the child and the mother. We submit them under God’s care, strength, and guidance. It is always good to come back to God to thank him for his favor. We can find such Continue reading →

Child Dedication 2

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas ILLUSTRATION: There was a couple with two kids who gave birth to their 3rd baby. They were very upset and could not accept the birth of this child because they never planned to have another child. They always said that her baby was just an accident. They shared this always with their children and the third son was so depressed and disturbed that he felt he was a misfit and had an accident entry into this world. I had the privilege to Continue reading →

Child Dedication – 3

Speaker: Rev. Shine Thomas Today we have one baby to be dedicated to the Lord. How thankful we are to this God-given gift to the parents and to our church. Mark 10:13-16 13People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15I tell you the truth, Continue reading →