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Weekend Bible Study
Theme of the Week: How to Be a Good Dad
Saturday, July 26, 2014

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The Message paraphrases our study passages this way:

Fathers, don't exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master (Eph. 6:4).

Parents, don't come down too hard on your children or you'll crush their spirits (Col. 3:21).

All of us dads should heed the warnings and principles of these two verses. Discipline, yes, but let's not "come down ...

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Prayer for the Week
Heavenly Father, my children truly are gift s from you. Forgive me for those times I've neglected these precious gifts in my pursuit of other things. Help me to begin each day with a desire to be a good dad.

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Curt Schleicher

July 26, 2014  9:30am

My parenting style is to let the little things go & then when they least expect it to 'let it blow' and "let whoever's within earshot" fully experience the frustration that's been building up for days maybe weeks. i know this style goes fundamentally 100% fully against the key passages. i know i an only able to change this 'bad habit' with the help of your Holy Spirit. So i lift this overwhelming issue to you to work on on me with. i know it will be hard. i know it will involve endurance and giving up of myself and letting you fill that void. But i must 'Die to self and live for Jesus'.

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