6 Keys to Discipling Your Children

If it is important to you at all that your children grow up to be authentic followers of Jesus Christ, then how do you think that will be accomplished?

How will your children hear the Gospel message and respond to it by surrendering their lives to Jesus?

How will your children be taught the Word of God so they can mature in Christ?

How will your children be equipped to be faithful and effective ambassadors for Christ?

You might be surprised at the number of Christian parents whose children are now teens, and these parents are “suddenly” facing real questions about the faith and behavior of their children. They “thought” their children were Christian, but now actual statements made by their own kids, along with their behavior, raise real doubts.

Yes, many parents blindly thought their children growing up to be a Christian would just “happen” without any specific role on their part. But it’s just the opposite that is true. When God gave you your child(ren), He also handed YOU the specific responsibility of forging from that life a mature, faithful ambassador of Jesus Christ.

The good news is that he didn’t leave it all up to you. The Holy Spirit is the one who does the transforming of lives and produces spiritual fruit, but as a parent, your role is the most critical human one when it comes to the spiritual formation of your children. So here are a few tips for how to disciple your own children …

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Source: Church Leaders