Let us look at something really important, Parenting with Purpose. Helping Kids Grow Up Happy.” It’s like having a special job to make sure our kids grow up well and happy. Let us look about why this is so important and what we can do to be great parents.

Guiding Our Kids

Being a good parent means more than just taking care of our kids’ basic needs. It means helping them become good people and guiding them through life. Saying: “Teach your kids the right way to go, and when they’re older, they’ll still follow it.” – Proverbs 22:6

Instilling Core Values

We can be great parents by teaching our kids important values, like being kind, honest, and respectful. These values become like a strong foundation for their lives. Saying: “Talk to your kids about good things and always show them what’s right.” – Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Leading by Example

Our kids learn a lot by watching what we do. So, being a good example is super important. If we want them to be kind and honest, we should be too. Saying: “Be a good example for your kids, just like how I try to be like Jesus.” – 1 Corinthians 11:1

Open Communication

Good communication is key to being a good parent. Talking and listening to our kids helps us understand what they’re going through and gives them the support they need. Saying: “Speak only good words and encourage your kids, so they feel loved.” – Ephesians 4:29

Balancing Firmness with Love

Being Firm and Loving: We need to find the right balance between being firm and showing love. Discipline is important, but it should come from a place of caring, not just punishment. Saying: “Correct your kids when needed, but always do it with love.” – Proverbs 13:24

Growing Together Spiritually

Helping our kids grow spiritually means introducing them to important spiritual ideas and being there to guide them in their faith journey. Saying: “Share stories about God’s greatness with your kids, so they know about His wonders.” – Psalm 78:4


So, being a good parent is like having a special job of helping our kids grow up happy. As we take care of them, teach important values, show by doing, talk and listen, balance firmness with love, and help them grow spiritually, we’re doing a great job! Let’s be the best parents we can be, with love and guidance from above. Amen.

Sermon: Reflecting God’s Love in Our Lives