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These are a couple of things you might hear in today's family. Our children knew that technique didn't work. Parenting children should be a team effort. So be a team. Set parameters! ALWAYS be consistent with consequences… Proverbs 22:6 "says "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."

The key word here is "TRAIN." It means - to guide or instruct…It's a type of behavior through instruction and practice over a long period of time.

Each day we as parents and grandparents have a precious and wonderful opportunity to guide our children and grandchildren to follow our Lord Jesus Christ in all they do…Please read: Psalm 78:1-8 and then commit to guiding our children in the way of the Lord.

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,

that our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.

5 He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,

6 that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
7 so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
8 and that they should not be like their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
whose spirit was not faithful to God. Psalm 78:1-8 HCSB


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Have you seen the giant building going up across Highway 61 from our church? It’s going to be the second largest building in St Charles County. As some sort of supplier for the GM plant, it’s going to bring 700-800 jobs to Wentzville. New businesses are popping up all over Wentzville along with countless new homes. What’s that mean for us as a church? What are we going to do about it? We see our community growing and changing all around us. God has positioned us here for such a time as this. We can’t afford to not take advantage of this opportunity to further grow God’s kingdom! In Matthew 28, God commanded us to go, to reach people for Christ. What’s keeping us from it? The leader at Lifeway, Thom Rainer, recently wrote a blog post answering that exact question. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read his 10 Reason Why Churches Aren’t Evangelistic. I think you’ll find something on the list that will challenge you and spur you on to a greater effort to reach our growing community.

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