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HOMEWORK: Readin’ - Listening (Luke 18:15-17)

Dennis R. Wiles, June 23, 2014
Part of the FAiTH AT HOME 2014 series, preached at a Evening Service service

Dennis R. Wiles
FBC Arlington, TX
June 2014


SUNDAY: The Family is God’s Plan

MONDAY: Homework: Readin’ - Listening

TUESDAY: Homework: Ritin’ - Sharing

WEDNESDAY: Homework: ‘Rithmetic - Reasoning

HOMEWORK: Readin’ - Listening

Families are important, influential and significant – but not perfect!

Healthy families are not accidents!

A CLOSED SPIRIT – the family’s enemy!

Five Steps to Re-open a Child’s Spirit (Gary Smalley, The Key to Your Child’s Heart)
-Become tenderhearted
-Increase understanding
-Recognize the offense
-Attempt to touch
-Seek forgiveness

Luke 18:15-17

-Active Listening

Luke 18:15-17

15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (ESV)