A Parent’s Greatest Job

Greg and Megan pastor Camden First Assembly. They desire that people of all ages and walks of life come to know Jesus.
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A Parent’s Greatest Job
By Greg Sanders

Parents are passionate about their kids. If you have ventured to a local T-ball game lately you can view this passion in how the parents help coach the kids and argue with the umpire. At times there seems to be more intensity around home plate in little league than there is in the big leagues. While this is sort of silly in many ways, it is a good demonstration of a parent’s passion.

Parents are passionate about their kids when it comes to sports, education, and in just about anything. However, as parents, our job is not to just support their interest. A parent also has a job of creating interest.

Luke 18:15 declares, “One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him.”

As a parent, your greatest job in the world is to bring your children to Jesus. No one can channel the influence of Christ to your kids like you. The following are a few ways you can continue to fulfill your greatest job.

  1. Bring your children to Jesus early. The bible says that the “parents brought their little children.” Realize that the earlier you bring a child to Jesus or to places where Jesus can impact them, the deeper their roots will go into the things of God. Do parents wait until their children are college age to send them to elementary school? No, they start them early knowing the quicker their exposure the better.
  1. Make bringing your children to Jesus a priority. These parents had to under go an assault of discouragement from the people who should have provided the greatest help. However, these parents did not allow those around Jesus to deter them from bringing their children to Him.
  1. Bring your children to Jesus continually. When your kids are young you can put them in the car and take them to church. You can gather around the table for prayer. When kids get older though bringing them to Jesus may seem impractical. I would challenge you to understand that you can bring your children to Jesus even through prayer. Prayer is not limited by distance, time, or age. You can bring your children to Jesus whether they are 2, 22, or 71. I encourage you to do so today.

Today’s Challenge: Your children are a gift from God entrusted to you. Steward that gift by bringing them to Jesus early, often, and continually.

About Greg Sanders

I am married to the greatest girl in the world. Megan Sanders,(pronouced Meegan) Currently serve as pastor at The Assembly in Cabot Arkansas.
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