Jay is the Keynote Speaker and Managing Director for The Starting Point Project. Over the past 29 years, Jay has spoken in numerous churches, conferences, secular schools, Christian schools, universities and various other venues, with audiences ranging from 50 to over 5,000. Learn more
Over the past several decades, the trends and statistics have not been encouraging. Studies show an overwhelming majority of children end up agreeing with the deceptions of the world including atheism and evolution as well as the feelings-based ideology of the LGBTQ community, and up to 80% of young people walk away from their Christian faith by the time they graduate from high school. Sadly, many of them never return. This is causing a lot of family problems and stress as Christian parents who deeply love their children wonder what can be done to prevent them from being swallowed up by a world under the spell of Satan.
Since our children are being influenced at younger and younger ages by agendas, ideas, and things of this world, how can we better equip our children to develop a firm foundation in God and His Word? And what can we do when we see signs thay may be drifting away from God and embracing the lies of the world?
Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project joins us to discuss the tremendous battle Christian parents are facing in raising their children in the ways of the Lord.
For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth. 4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. 3 John 1:3-4
Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3 so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth. 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:1-4
For He established a testimony in Jacob
And appointed a law in Israel,
Which He commanded our fathers
That they should teach them to their children,
6 That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born,
That they may arise and tell them to their children,
7 That they should put their confidence in God
And not forget the works of God,
But keep His commandments, Psalm 78:5-7
These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7