Spiritual Filled Family – Children Children in the 21st Century Ephesians 6:1-4 Spiritual Parents are to lead their children to be Spirit-filled adults. Spiritual Leaders Spiritual Examples – As Disciples and Spouses Children need wisdom, guidance, and protection Children need to be trained. Fathers according to the Bible have the primary role in childrearing “Parents are meant to be teachers of truth and trainers in righteousness” - Swindoll 1. Who Is a Child? 2. What Does God Expect of Children? Obey Honor Immediately Completely Sweetly 3. What is the Warning to Fathers? Negative Don’t Provoke to Wrath – seething, swelling anger Positive 1. Bring them Up – nourish, feed. "Bring them up with words. "Gentleness Mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs 2. Nuture– training, Discipline, punishment Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. Proverbs 15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. 3. Admonition – verbal instruction and/or warning 4. What is the Promise to children?