Scriptures: Psalm 127, Isaiah 38:19, Proverbs 3:11-12, 13:24, 22:15
Dr. Merritt's message deals with the most strategic, critical years of a child's life, from the time that child is born until they reach adolescence. These are definitely the active years. This is a time when children are growing by leaps and bounds. You can see changes almost daily, both mentally and physically, taking place right before your eyes. Parents, without question, those will be the greatest years of impact you will be able to have in the life of you children. Dr. Merritt shares several "framing values" for parents to instill in their children from an early age.
"You cannot take your wealth to heaven with you. You cannot take your house to heaven with you. You cannot take your cars, boats, stocks, bonds or real estate--but you can take your family to heaven with you. That is why we must direct our children spiritually." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: family, children, nurture, values, character, attitudes, authority, opportunity, toddlers, childhood, infancy, respect, spanking, rod, discipline, emotional
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.