Here's last weekend's sermon in 10 Tweets: "Praying for Your Kids" (Ephesians 3:14-19) 1// Bottom line for Christian parents: Pray for what you most want for your kids. The trick is remembering what you really most want.
2// Paul prays for them to be grasped, wowed and captivated by Christ’s love for them.
3// Aim high, go deep
4// Eternal life, true joy, true fulfillment, a moral life are all produced by living in a faith-based relationship with God.
5// God produces those things for us and in us through an on-going relationship with us.
6// If you want your kids to be good, pray for them to be grasped, wowed and captivated the One who loves them so much that they can trust him with their entire lives.
7// If you want your kids to be good, pray for them to be captivated the One who loves them so much they can trust him with their entire lives.
8// God’s answer to this prayer can sabotage some of our other, day-to-day prayers for safety, financial security and great careers.
9// Your deepest desire is that they be safe in Christ’s arms for eternity. Make that your ultimate aim. Safety now would only be a bonus.
10// What if we asked kids “What do you sense God wants you be when you grow up?” instead of the usual “What do U want to be when you grow up?”