Our world needs some changing, and God intends to change it through the family. The most critical spiritual environment is the one in which you live.
As we look at these up and coming generations, we must realize that trained church professionals are not the answer to our children’s spiritual needs. Our children need their parents to live for Christ before their eyes.
As we prayed for our graduating high school seniors, it was a reminder that their families are the most important spiritual influences in their lives. Regardless of the church programs those students have attended, how have they seen Christ lived out by their parents? Because 78% of American teenagers say that their parents is the most significant influence on their lives.
One of my favorite Lethco Lines of the day was: “Parents, when you drop your kids off at church and we tell them to live one way, and they come home and watch you live a completely other way, you win. You will always win over us. ”
We are going to equip families.
Today, you overwhelmingly sang the life out of:
- Marvelous Light – Charlie Hall
- Mighty to Save – Hillsong United
- Center – Charlie Hall
- Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) – Chris Tomlin
REMEMBER: Cookout and baptism party tonight at 5:30 in the back parking lot! Bring a lawn chair and your family!
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.