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Raising Children can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be tragic. In this course we will explore the parenting strategies of the parents of one of the greatest men to have ever lived, Moses. We’ll discover principles and actions we can take away fir immediate practice in parenting.
Put Your Faith to Work While Parenting Your Children.
·Learn what Moses’ parents did to protect their child
·See how God blessed and helped them raise their child
·Make these lessons practical - worksheets included with most lectures
Trust God’s promise for success in Biblical child raising.
The post Joseph years in Egypt were difficult ones for the Jewish people. The work was tough, the government was harsh and raising children well was perhaps more difficult than any other time in history. But Amram and Jochebed successfully raised three children. One of them was destined to lead Israel from slavery.
The Biblical accounts of the Old Testament are intended for more than our intellectual advancement. God recorded and preserved them so that we may learn from them to be better persons, parents and followers of the Lord.
Contents and Overview
This course includes approximately 30 minutes of lectures. You will find helpful worksheets to aide you in brainstorming how to make the lessons of Moses’ parents personal and practical.
You will gain insights for personal growth in your parenting skills and relationships with your children. You will learn to practice your faith despite difficult and heartbreaking circumstances. You will find inspiration to begin parenting purposefully early in your children’s lives. You will also learn to faithfully prepare you children and yourself for that day when they are to be released to accomplish God’s plan for them.
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|Section 1: A Parent's Faith|
Let's get acquainted. This lecture provides a little bit of information about me. I include some information about my education and experience. I also reveal what I consider to be my greatest credentials for teaching a course like this; my family.
King David was undeniably a godly man. Yet his children, for the most part, grew up to be really bad people. Being a good person doesn't necessarily mean that you will raise good children; nor does it mean that you are being a good parent.
On the other hand, raising your children by faith and with intent and purpose does carry with it a promise from God.
Amram and Jochebed could not have lived in a more difficult time to give birth to a baby Hebrew boy. The politics, the economy and the general disposition of the common person toward people of faith made these dark days indeed. But these parents faithfully obeyed God rather than men and were richly rewarded for it.
|Quiz 1||3 questions|
This quiz considers the challenges Amram and Jochebed faced and makes applications to our current parenting challenges.
In this lecture we will consider the opportunities and heartbreaks of parenting. Parenting successfully requires that we take advantage of every opportunity to raise our children to live successfully on that heartbreaking day when they leave our home to accomplish God's destiny for them.
Opportunities and Heartbreaks
Every parent must one day release their child to the purpose for which God created them. It takes great faith to do that. this lecture outlines what I believe to be the most essential years of parenting, and what are our targets during them.
Parenting with Purpose
Let's explore the interpretations of Proverbs 22:6. God's Word promises that, when children are raised purposefully, faithfully and in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, we will be successful parents.
The Parent's Promise
Thanks again for taking this course with me.
Marvin McKenzie was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and became a believer at the age of eighteen. He has spent his thirty years of ministry planting and pastoring churches in the states of Washington and Oregon, and training others for the work of the ministry in Baptist churches. He has also served for a time as the Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. He and his wife, Anita, have two sons. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State.