How Does Scripture Teach Us to Discipline Our Kids?

Ryan Troglin | December 13, 2016

What does the Bible say about the way we should discipline our children? How does it guide us as we seek to navigate the pitfalls of parenting? In an effort to help parents raise their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, pastors and TGC Council members Mike Bullmore, Ryan Kelly, and Vermon Pierre consider the ways Scripture has informed their own methods of discipline.

Pierre (lead pastor for preaching and mission at Roosevelt Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona) reflects on the need to be deliberate in pointing our kids in the direction of the gospel at all times. Bullmore (senior pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin) underscores the connection between discipleship and discipline, and reminds us that our job as parents is to help children obey. Kelly (pastor for preaching at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico) speaks to the importance of setting expectations and the vital role the local church has played in his own development as a parent.

Watch this new seven-minute roundtable (or listen to the audio) as you seek to apply biblical principles in a way that facilitates an eternal relationship with the Lord and reflects his fatherly character to those under your care. 

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