Biblical parenting: train up a child in Bible doctrine. Guest speaker Rory Clark.

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For the word of God is living
and active and sharper than any
two-edged sword, and piercing
as far as the division of soul and
spirit, of both joints and marrow,
and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
HEB 4:12

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;//that the man of God may be adequate,
equipped for every good work.
2TI 3:16-17

But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,//for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by (God) the Holy Spirit spoke from (the exact thinking of the) God (Jesus Christ).
2PE 1:20-21

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.
2TI 2:15

If we (believers in Christ) confess
our (known) sins (to God the Father), He is faithful and righteous to forgive (completely blot out for) us our (known) sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
(our unknown sins as well).
1JO 1:9

Train Up a Child


Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.
PRO 22:6


a Self -Assessment
An Accurate
Picture of God
Bible Doctrine as a
Way of Life
Divine Viewpoint Choices

Train Up a Child
Parenting Self-Assessment


Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith (pistis-doctrine); examine yourselves ! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you — unless indeed you fail the test?
2CO 13:5


What role am I allowing God to play in the raising of my children?
How is bible doctrine being used to renovate the thinking of my children?

How well am I handling the charge to, “Train up my children in the way they should go?”
How responsible am I being as a parent?


What is my system of discipline?
Is my system of discipline on the same page as my spouse?


What are my most frequent parenting errors?
What is my parenting curriculum?


Train Up a Child to Know God as a Person


For your children to have an accurate picture of God, you must help them expose Satan’s lies with the truth

At the center of the Christian faith is a PERSON (not an entity)…our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…
and though you have not seen Him, you love Him…1PE 1:8a


“By the abundance of your (Satan’s) trade (the trafficking of slander against God) you were internally filled with violence, and you sinned…
EZE 28:16a


“You are of your father the devil…he is a liar and the father of lies.”
JOH 8:44 a and c


It was for freedom that Christ set us free…do not be subject again to
a yoke of slavery.
GAL 5:1


For we do not have a
high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
HEB 4:15


When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand…
PSA 37:24 “The Lord …will not fail you or forsake you… DEU 31:8
with…temptation (God) will provide the way of escape…1CO 10:13


Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. JAM 1:13
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.PSA 32:8


He has not dealt with us according to our sins…so great is His lovingkindness (grace) toward those
who fear (respect) Him.PSA 103:10-11
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us (the) all things? ROM 8:32


Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or
shifting shadow.
JAM 1:17


“And the Lord will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.”
ISA 58:11


….those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
ISA 40:31


Train Up a Child
The Bible Doctrine Life



Navigation Hardware

The Creator and
His Predetermined Plan

In the beginning was the Word (ho logos-Jesus Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
JOH 1:1

…this Man (Jesus Christ), delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God (the Father), you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death…
ACT 2:23

Navigation Software
The Commands
“the way we should go”
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
1CO 2:16



The Voice of the Navigation Device

“proceed to the highlighted route”
“continue to follow the road”
“recalculate the route”


And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,//for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ…
EPH 4:11-12


The Vehicle
The Christian Way of Life
But godliness (eusebeia) actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment.
1TI 6:6

I (Paul), therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat (beg) you to walk (have a lifestyle) in a manner worthy of the calling (invitation to believe) with which you have been called…
EPH 4:1


In a family…
The Drivers of the Vehicle

Responsible for the Passengers
Train up a child in the way he should go…even when he is old he will not depart from it.
PRO 22:6


Choose Fuel for the Child’s Soul

Human Viewpoint or Divine Viewpoint?


And do not be conformed to this world…

…(keep on) be(ing) transformed by the renewing of your mind (thinking)…

ROM 12:2ab


For as he thinks within himself
(the right lobe of the soul), so he is…
PRO 23:7



Don’t have their driver’s licenses yet…


Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
EPH 6:1



Frequent Unsolicited Comments

“Your sons are fantastic young men…”


You’re seeing the Fruit of
God the Holy Spirit
in my Sons


I teach them face to face a minimum of 45 days a year for two hours

Barah Ministries


The Curriculum

Basic Bible Doctrine
The Angelic Conflict


The Curriculum

During the Week
Four Hours with Paster McLaughlin


The Curriculum

Listen for one hour…capture the verses
Listen again to same lesson…take notes


The Curriculum

Call me each night
What did you learn?
How does it apply to your life?


The Curriculum

Enforced Humility
Genuine Humility


The Curriculum

NEVER a punishment for anything related to bible doctrine…
honor their free will


The Curriculum

If they are on the wrong path,
influence their thinking


The Curriculum

Use the world system against itself
Highlight the dead end of human choices
at every opportunity


The Outcome?

Kids going the way they should go…
wise choices more than foolish choices

Train Up a Child
Divine Viewpoint Choices


Closing Prayer

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.//In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
PRO 3:5-6


“The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
DEU 31:8


Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
ISA 30:18


Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,//casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
1PE 5:6-7

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,//to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
JUD 1:24-25

Let us pray…

Thanks for Coming!

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