Teaching Your Children

God’s desire is clear.  He wants parents to instruct their children using His word.  This is not a job for the church Sunday school teachers along, but rather our job as parents.  We are with our children more than anyone, so we have more opportunities to ‘train them in the way they should go.’

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6 NLT

The below verses is clear.  God directed us to teach our parents His word.

And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deutetronomy 6:6-9 NLT

The following verses are great ones to teach your children.  They explain how children should treat their parents, and explain the free gift of salvation.

Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth. Ephesians 6:1-3 NLT

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NLT

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NLT

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT

If you haven’t been spending time with your children to teach them God’s word, it is never too late to start.

Posted in Parenting Toward the 30%.
Ken Leaman

Ken Leaman

Ken Leaman has a passion for students, and for over 25 years has been volunteering within churches, leading and mentoring students.  These churches are:

Ken has also serves on the board of another non-profit called DFW HDI, which is a membership organization of IT support professionals.  And Ken is the Director of Enterprise Data Management at IHS Markit, which is a multi-Billion global financial services and software company.

Ken, and his wife Karen, have been married for 25 years, and have a 24 year old son.  They live in McKinney, TX, just North of Dallas.

As Ken and Karen repeatedly witnessed many Christian students who were active within the Church walk away from their faith shortly after graduating high school, they grew frustrated.  Studies show that about 70% of young adults leave their faith after graduation, which is a huge issue since they are the future of the Church.  After much prayer and searching God's direction for many years, the Leaman's felt His calling to start a ministry to address this problem.  In 2014, they gathered like minded Christian professionals to help begin Young Adults of Worth Ministries.  We believe that this ministry is from God, and it will be blessed by Him for His glory alone.

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