Dream You – Dream House

Pastor Jason Burns

February 12, 2023

  • “Am I doing it right?”
  • Just because I have a parent doesn’t mean I know anything about being one.
  • Just because I was a kid doesn’t mean I know anything about raising one.
1. Define your win.

Psalm 127:3-5  //  Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.

  • “Direction determines destination.” - Andy Stanley
  • Our goal - Kids who enjoy being with us and each other when they no longer have to be.
The Four Stages of Parenting
  • The Discipline Years (0–5 years old)
  • The Training Years (5–12 years old)
  • The Coaching Years (12–18 years old)
  • The Friendship Years (18+ years old)
2. What to do with Overwhelmed

Psalms 61:2 (NKJV)  //  “From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Ephesians 6:4  //  Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

3. The best gift we give our kids is a healthy us
  • Real & Ideal
4. Lead children to their own relationship with God