How Every Parent Can Pray For Their Kids

Portrait Of Happy Family

As parents, we are given a biblical responsibility for the discipleship of our kids.  Whether you feel fully equipped to do this or not is a legitimate feeling that many parents have. Obviously, this is why the church is here.  To help equip you for this purpose.  At the same time, one thing that we can all do is pray for our kids.  I came across this prayer guide and wanted to share it with you.

Take time to look up the verses that correspond with the prayer requests.  What’s amazing is that as we read the bible verses and pray the prayers, God will equip you in greater ways than you could have imagined to disciple and mentor your own kids!  We have a part in raising what could be the greatest generation for the gospel that the world has ever known.  Lets not drop the ball!

Prayer Requests and Scripture Promise

  • Personal Salvation & a Committed Life I Corinthians 1:4-9; Galatians 1:3-5; 3:14-21; Philippians 1:3-11; 2 Timothy 1:3-7
  • Sense of Security and Love Psalm 91:10-12; John 17:14-17; Romans 8:35
  • Presentation of a Good Example and Worth Testimony Philemon 4-6; Ephesians 6:1-4; II Thessalonians 1:3-8; I Thessalonians 1:2-10
  • Development of the Mind of Christ Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:3-12
  • Knowledge of Right and Wrong Proverbs 20:11; 28:13; Philippians 1:9,10
  • Protect from Evil Proverbs 4:14, 15; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 6:11; James 4:7-9
  • Resistance to False Teachings Matthew 7:15; Colossians 2:8
  • Godly Decision Making Proverbs 3:5-6; Romans 12:1,2; I Corinthians 1:13, 31; Philippians 3:12-14
  • Establishment of Realistic Goals for Life Psalm 32:8; 138:8; 143:8-10; Proverbs 4:20-27
  • Wise Friendships Proverbs 13:20; 22:24,25
  • A godly Husband or Wife and a Happy Marriage II Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:22,23
  • Management of Time and Stress Proverbs 16:9; Philippians 4:6
  • Development of Good Work Habits Colossians 3:23; II Timothy 2:15
  • Discipline in Financial  Mark 12:41-44; II Thessalonians 3:7-10
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What Husbands & Wives “Shouldn’t” Do.

Perry Noble is the pastor of a dynamic church in North Carolina whose blog posts are something I not only follow, but, enjoy reading. Recently, he posted two that I thought fit in great with our recent Family Ties series. It’s always good to look for fresh ideas and encouragement. So, when I saw these, I wanted to share them with you. I am posting the link to the one for husbands and the link for the one that speaks to wives.
Here they are. Check them out out!

WHAT HUSBANDS CAN NOT DO click here

WHAT WIVES CAN NOT DO click here

Wrapping Up Family Ties.

Yesterday we wrapped up our Family Ties series with a message called Priceless: The Value of Family. In it, I shared an acrostic on the word FAMILY. F-Fun, A-Attention, M-Memories, I-Inspiration, L-Love and Y-Yielding. The family is truly a launching pad for life, and I hope you’ll take a look at the video to see more of what we discussed.
We’ve experienced a great last few weeks at The Fellowship! I continue to be amazed at all that God is doing in so many lives. I’m thankful for the salvation decisions that have been made in our services, for the baptisms we saw yesterday and the awesome spirit of worship.
Join us this Sunday. For more information please visit http://www.thefellowship.cc

Priceless: The Value of Family from The Fellowship on Vimeo.

Love and Discipline

This past holiday weekend at The Fellowship we continued our Family Ties series. We have spent time over the last few weeks talking about what marriage is and really looks like, the difference between a contract and a covenant and other issues that are family related. This past Sunday, we talked about Love and Discipline. Check it out. We’ll wrap up the series this coming Sunday as we focus on the high value of family. Don’t miss it! See you there.

Love and Discipline from The Fellowship on Vimeo.

Busting the Marriage Myths.

Many of you may be familiar with the Discovery Channel TV show, Mythbusters. The Mythbusters team take popular myths and use scientific method along with their own nerdiness to see if the “myths” hold up.

Today there are a lot of myths out there about marriage. Some are: The Happily Ever-After Myth, the Love at First Sight Myth and the Perfect Mate Myth. We took a look at these and a few others this past Sunday at The Fellowship. We’re continuing our Family Ties series, where we’re using God’s testing method, The Bible, to see if these myths are true or false.
Check out here to see what we found out!

Come be a part of our worship experience at The Fellowship this Sunday at either our Mt. Juliet or Two Rivers Campus. Click here for directions and times.
See you there!

Myths of the Modern Marriage from The Fellowship on Vimeo.

From Ozzie and Harriet to Ozzy Osbourne

Can you imagine falling asleep in your easy chair 35-40 years ago watching a family sitcom featuring mom, dad and two kids and waking up today watching what we call a family? Times have changed and the family is under attack from all sides. In this new series, Family Ties, we will look at God’s blueprint for family success. We kicked things off with Generation Next, how to raise kids who can not only survive, but thrive in today’s culture. Here’s a hint: It all starts with the parents.
Check out yesterday’s message out of Deuteronomy 6 to find out more…

Generation Next from The Fellowship on Vimeo.

Family Ties

Most of us remember watching the TV sitcom, Family Ties. Steven and Elyse Keaton were both flower children of the 1960’s with liberal viewpoints. After marrying and starting a family, the young couple had hoped their children would adopt the same values. How wrong they were, especially in the case of their oldest son, Alex, (played by Michael J. Fox) who turned out to be a staunch conservative. The show, in a way, played out the changing values that our nation was experiencing during the 1980s. Besides politics, however, the show covered a number of controversial topics ranging from suicide to racism to drug dependency.

Now, in 2012, with the world still changing, people are asking, “Does the family have a future?” This is a real question that many of us are asking today, without a real clear answer. In our new message series, Family Ties, we will be looking at the family, relationships, and what it takes to make it in this world that is changing constantly. Whether married or single, a student or a mature adult, there are nuggets of truth in this very important series for our day.

Join us for worship at our Mt. Juliet campus at 10 a.m. Or, visit us at our Two Rivers campus in Donleson. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. with LIFEgroups at 9:30 a.m.

See you there!