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Summer in Colossae - Colossians 3:18-21

Posted on June 17, 2018

Pastor Mike Hodges

It is a command.

Embitter – to make bitter = antagonism, hostility, resentful, cynical

How does discipline work to be effective for a child?

A few things to keep into perspective: I was not a perfect parent. I cannot go into depth. Children are different. Your children have already developed.

  1. You should be your child’s biggest cheerleader.
  1. Affirm their abilities.
  2. Encourage diversity.
  3. Yield to their interests.
  4. Celebrate even the smallest successes.
  5. Failure is not a permanent condition.
  1. Do what you say.
  1. Set a good example.
  2. Follow through.
  3. Don’t make excuses.
  4. Be careful what you say.
  1. Make the discipline fit the crime.
  1. Think of an experience to associate with the behavior that will make a child think twice before doing it again.
  2. Consider the consequences of your actions.
  3. Try not to discipline yourself while disciplining your child.

God wants us to serve him by leading our families to know Jesus.