Cords That Can Bind Your Children

“And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him: and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. ”Ecclesiastes 4:12

A cord of three strands … is not easily broken

 I believe that the home, the church and the school should be united as partners in the training of a child. They should believe the in the same things, value the same things, and teach the same things. Yet, many times parents are not supporting the church and the school. The public schools now are contradicting and undermining the training of both the parents and the church – and we wonder why we are losing our children

I believe there is strength in unity. Take the time to count the strands in your cord of love that you are using to bind you child to you and to Christ.

How many strands do you have presently in place?

The Home:

  1. Parents living Faith at home before children
  2. Daily family devotions
  3. Conscious training plan in place
  4. Discipline consistent and enforced with love
  5. Mother at home training small children
  6. Family eating and talking with each other
  7. Memorials and celebrations present
  8. Worldly media influences kept out [Phil. 4:8]
  9. Parents and children show love and respect
  10. Parents never criticize the Pastor, saints or teachers

 

The Church:

  1. The church is teaching the doctrine of the Apostles
  2. Children are taught “Why” as well as “What”
  3. Family attends consistently, and actively
  4. Parents never criticize Pastor and saints
  5. Family sits together near the front
  6. Parents always take children to the altar
  7. Children observe parents actively worshipping
  8. Parents support all discipline and authority
  9. Teenagers become actively involved in church
  10. Total family involvement in tithes and offerings

 

The School;

  1. School is teaching the same values as the home
  2. School is teaching precepts of the Bible
  3. School is teaching God as the creator and savior
  4. School is supporting a godly lifestyle
  5. Parents influence and are actively involved in the school
  6. Parents support all authority and discipline
  7. School is an extension of the home and church
  8. School is supporting the parent
  9. School is using loving discipline
  10. School has high academic standards

 

Total 30     Your score ______

 

What strands are you missing?   What strand can you add?

 “Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them to thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;” Deuteronomy 4:9

A cord of three strands … Is not easily broken

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