Realize Your Destiny

1 Peter 2:9  You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.  His own special people, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

Isaiah 41:4  Who has performed and done it, calling the generations from the beginning?  ’I, the LORD, am the first; and with the last I am He.’

1. The Secret to a Good Family Life 

a. Cultivate Your Family’s Relationship with Jesus

John 4:24  God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

2. The Priesthood of Parents

 1 Peter 2:9  You are a royal priesthood…

 Deuteronomy 6:1-4  

     1) Presenting God to Your Children – 

Through the Example of Prayer

 Deuteronomy 6:5  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

     2) Presenting God to Your Children – Through the Word

Deuteronomy 6:6-7  And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  7)  And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.

     3) Presenting God to Your Children – Through Symbols

Deuteronomy 6:8  You shall tie them as symbols on your hand, and and bind them on your foreheads. 9)  You shall write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates.

3. The Priesthood of Parents

     1) Presenting Your Children to God – Through Prayer 

     2) Presenting Your Children to God – Through Blessing 

Mark 10:16  And He {Jesus} took them in His arms, laid hands on them, and blessed them.

     1st - A Meaningful Touch

     2nd - A Spoken Message of Affection and Love

     3rd – Assure Them of Their Value

     4th – The Picturing of a Glorious Future

Proverbs 22:6  Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it. 

John 17:3  Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.