2012 Conference – Generation to Geneartion

Kick off of the marrieds conference – about 18,000 disciples in San Antonio, TX.

Sam Laing & Family (Gerry – wife, David -grown son, Elizabeth – daughter)

Deuteronomy 6:1-9
ref Judges 2:10-15

  • We have made Jesus Lord of our individual life, but we need to make Jesus Lord of our family & marriage.
  • This needs to be about heart – not just about action – we need to connect heart-to-heart.
  • Greatest thing to want is for our kids to have a relationship with God. Not about academics, sports, etc.
  • Talking about God’s word all the time – days, conflicts, events, etc. – relate to God & the scriptures.
  • Take a step back & listen to how our family talks to each other (parents as well).

Deuteronomy 16:1 – Fabric of the Family

  • David Laing
  • Traditions – Celebrate together!
  • Remember, Celebrate!
  • Do the rituals & traditions of our family glorify God?
  • Does our family rejoice & celebrate God?
  • How fun special is our family? (TSO 🙂 )

Romans 7:21-25

  • Don’t label our kids – realize that our kids are testing us to see how much we love them.
  • Each child needs to develop their own faith.
  • I have to keep growing in my faith – I need to set the example.

Deuteronomy 7:1 – be in the world, but not of the world

  • need to stay out of the world, we are in the world, not of the world
  • the world hates disciples, my child will not be accepted
  • But God loves them!
  • Deuteronomy 9:6 – are me kids Pharasees? performance oriented
  • Deuteronomy 16:21 – don’t have idols
  • use sports and activites to build but not instead
  • Seek the Kingdom First (Mat 6:33)
  • Proverbs 22:10 – train up a child in the way they should go and when he is old he will not depart from it (does not speak to the middle – they will have hard times & will not be perfect!)

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