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Sunday, February 02, 2020

The Church in Exile

The Church in Exile: Living Faithfully as Exiles in a Foreign Land #6
Duration:49 mins 38 secs
The Church in Exile: Living Faithfully as Exiles in a Foreign Land

The monster is TECHNOLOGY.

  • Technology can be used for good or evil.
  • But we often emphasize the benefits without confronting it's dark and destructive influences.
  • Ephesians 4:29; Philippians 4:8-9
Myths about technology...
  1. Technology is neutral.
  2. What we watch doesn't affect us.
  3. We can control technology by simply telling people to hit the off button.
Proverbs 4:23, "Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life."

Roaring Lion... Ezekiel 22:26
  • It is the responsibility of the parents, most importantly the father, to teach children the difference between clean and unclean.
  • 1 Peter 2:11
Two FAULTY ideas...
  1. We think we owe our kids a right to privacy.
  2. We believe that our kids would never participate in those harmful things.
  • We need to prepare our own lives for personal holiness as well.
  • We have to model Christian behavior.
  • Parents must be unified.
  • God is on our side, God is greater than our brokenness and loss, greater than families affected by divorce, unplanned pregnancies or even death.
Critical Steps we Need to Take...
  1. Establish a healthy and workable relationship with your child.
  2. Educate yourself about the resources available to block materials on an electronic device or tv.
  3. We MUST prepare our children for the battles they will face.
  4. Help your family correctly interpret guilt.
  5. Realize that only God can change the heart of your child.
Matthew 5:8, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."


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