Relationships - Parents Genesis 27:21–34 What Blessing Does Every Child Need And Every Parent Need to Give? 1. A Meaningful Touch - vs.22 2. A Spoken Message of Affection & Love - vs. 27 3. Declaration Of High Value - vs. 28 4. Picturing of A Glorious Future - vs. 29 <<This is adapted from Gary Smalley's excellent book entitled The Blessing https://amzn.to/3PvhHb9 A Meaningful Touch Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. A Spoken Message Of Affection & Love John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Declaration of High Value Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Picturing of A Glorious Future Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Relationships - The Next Generation Exodus 20:12; Ephesians 6:1–4 The fundamental relationship of life is the child to the parents. It is the relationship that they get their first view of God. “How I treat my parents who I can see is the foundational training for how I treat the Lord whom I can’t see.” Responsibilities of Children Obey – ACTION Why is so hard to obey? Curse in them Corruption around them Culture coming down upon them. Honor – Attitude Rewards for Children Quality – That is may be well with Thee Quantity – Thou mayest live long on the earth Many adults are suffering the consequences of disobedience and dishonor Many children are going unprepared into life because no one is making them obey or honor. We must have a renewed commitment to raise children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.