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Thursday, July 30, 2015
2015 Legacy Parenting Workshop Notes
I can think of no more urgent need in our urban context than to raise up a generation of children who love God and hate evil (Ps 97:10). The world and the dark side of the hip hop culture stands against our children. (As I write this, gangs in LA have vowed to kill 100 people in 100 days just 2 miles from my house). Our children’s very own flesh wars against them. And Satan himself seeks to devour them. And what, do you ask, is God’s appointed means of grace to help your children? That answer is simple. It is you, God fearing parents. Yet the final outcome of childrearing is more complicated than what you do or fail to do for your children. The final outcome of our childrearing is the combined result of four influences.
Below is a summary explanation of each of these influences from my 2015 Legacy workshop on parenting.