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Centered on Christ

What are Your Children Learning from You?

They are watching.

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Parents are concerned about who or what is influencing their children.

We pay careful attention to the things our children watch because we don’t want them to come across something that could influence them in the wrong way.

We are mindful of the friends they choose at school because we don’t want them to be negatively influenced by others.

Do we ever stop and think about what our children are learning from us? How are we as parents influencing our children?

How are you influencing your children?

And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

Are you influencing them to love and serve the Lord? Or will your words and behavior drive them away from the Lord?

She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.” Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. (Proverbs 31:27–30)

Will your children praise you as someone who feared the Lord? Will they see your desire to please the Lord in all you do?

Or, will they come to see you as someone who was only “acting” in your Christianity?




Centered on Christ seeks to draw attention back to Jesus Christ — the one that all of the Bible points to; the one who died, rose, and reigns.

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