What are you modeling for your student? There is no doubt that your student will be a miniature version of you and your spouse. They have been watching you their whole life. More than likely they say the same things you say. For you guys who have heard me speak before you can already guess that one day when I have children they will probably use the word “Awesome” a lot!
Do not be there parent that says “Do as I say, not as I do.” That is honestly one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard. It does not matter if you tell them that, they are still going to do the same things you do. What is important to you, will be important to them. Wherever you spend time will be where your child spends time. Whatever you spend money on, your child will spend money on. Do you get where we are going here?
Jesus says in Luke 6:40:
“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.”
Parent, if you have given your life to Jesus you are to strive to be like Him. You should want to look like Jesus and then be able to tell your child “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” just like Paul told the Church at Corinth in 1 Corinthians 11:1.
In this Man on the Island series your student has learned that the ONLY way for anyone to be saved is by the correct response to hearing the Gospel (Romans 10:14, 17). Surely the desire you have for your child is to glorify God with their lives. We glorify God by making disciples and expanding His Kingdom. So let me ask you this, is evangelism important to you? If it is important to you, it will be important to your child. Go show your child what it looks like to be a Christian and share Christ. Be the generation of parents who see the necessity of sharing the Gospel and model that to your children!
As always if you have questions do not hesitate to call, text, or email me! I am here to equip you to be
the primary minister to your Student.
Love you guys and praying for you always!!!
For His glory,