Get Smart - Invest in Your Kids

Posted on 06/17/18 by David Lindell in Get Smart

In this message, Pastor David Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “Get Smart – Invest in Your Kids.” Join us as we study what the book of Proverbs teaches about parenting and learn key ways parents can invest in their kids and raise them to know the Lord. Our prayer is that this message equips you with biblical wisdom for parenting and encourages you in your walk with God!

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Get Smart – Invest in Your Kids

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if you will receive my sayings

Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching

Proverbs 4:1
Hear, O sons, the instructions of a father

Proverbs 4:10
Hear, my son, and accept my sayings

Proverbs 4:20
My son, give attention to my words

Proverbs 5:1
My son, give attention to my wisdom

Proverbs 6:1
My son…

Proverbs 6:20
My son, observe the commandment of your father

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words

Proverbs 8:32
And now, O sons, listen to me

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

1st Invest Personally

Proverbs 22:6a ESV
Train up a child in the way he should go

Proverbs 22:6a NLT
Direct your children onto the right path

Genesis 1:27-28a ESV
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it…”

Matthew 19:4-5 ESV
He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

Proverbs 14:26 ESV
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

Proverbs 17:6 NLT
Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.

Proverbs 22:6a ESV
Train up a child in the way he should go

2nd Invest Early

Proverbs 22:6a NIV
Start children off on the way they should go

Proverbs 1:4 NLT
These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.

3rd Invest Strategically

Proverbs 22:6a ESV
Train up a child in the way he should go

Proverbs 22:6a NRSV
Train children in the right way

1. This dad strategically invests by providing

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Proverbs 13:22a ESV
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children

2. This dad strategically invests by positioning his kids to grow

Hebrews 10:24–25 ESV
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

3. This dad strategically invests by instructing his children

Proverbs 23:15-16 NLT
My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice! Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right.

4. This dad strategically invests by disciplining his children

Proverbs 3:11-12 NLT
My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Proverbs 19:18a ESV
Discipline your son, for there is hope

Proverbs 29:17 ESV
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

5. This dad strategically invests by speaking life over his children

Proverbs 18:21a ESV
Death and life are in the power of the tongue

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

Proverbs 23:24 NLT
The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure to have children who are wise.