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Accountability to be liable subject to giving an account To be answerable to God Almighty.
3 Philippians 210-11 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
Hebrews 413 Nothing in all creation is hidden from Gods sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Ecclesiastes 1214 For God will bring every deed into judgment including every hidden thing whether it is good or evil. Romans 1412 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. 4 Im Accountable to God 1. To Know and Love Him Personally.
1 John 410 This is love not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Ecclesiastes 317 God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked for there will be a time for every activity a time for every deed.
5 Know the Lord
2 Thessalonians 18 in flaming fire bringing judgment on those who dont know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus. NLT
John 336 And all who believe in Gods Son have eternal life. Those who dont obey the Son will never experience eternal life but the wrath of God remains upon them. NLT
6 Genuine Salvation
Admit my sin be willing to turn from it (repentance).
Believe Jesus sacrificially died for your sin rose again.
Invite Jesus Christ to come into your life as Savior Lord.
7 Love the Lord
Mark 1230 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Galatians 220 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.
8 Im Accountable to God 2. To Teach my Family 9 To Fear their God
Proverbs 17 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 910 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
10 To Guard their minds
Proverbs 423 Above all else guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.
11 To Obey their parents
Proverbs 620-23 My son keep your fathers commands and do not forsake your mothers teaching. 21 Bind them upon your heart forever fasten them around your neck. 22 When you walk they will guide you when you sleep they will watch over you when you awake they will speak to you. 23 For these commands are a lamp this teaching is a light and the corrections of discipline are the way to life
12 To Select their companions
Proverbs 1320 He who walks with the wise grows wise but a companion of fools suffers harm.
1 Corinthians 1533 Do not be misled Bad company corrupts good character.
13 To Control their lust
2 Timothy 222 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness faith love and peace along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
14 To Enjoy their spouses
Proverbs 515 Drink water from your own cistern running water from your own well.
1 Thessalonians 43-5 It is Gods will that you should be sanctified that you should avoid sexual immorality 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen who do not know God
15 To Watch their words
Proverbs 424 Put away perversity from your mouth keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Proverbs 1218 Reckless words pierce like a sword but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
16 To Pursue their work
Proverbs 66-8 Go to the ant you sluggard consider its ways and be wise! 7 It has no commander no overseer or ruler 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
17 To Manage their money
Proverbs 39-10 Honor the LORD with your wealth with the firstfruits of all your crops 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Proverbs 234 Do not wear yourself out to get rich have the wisdom to show restraint.
18 To Love their neighbor
Proverbs 327-29 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it is in your power to act. 28 Do not say to your neighbor Come back later Ill give it tomorrow-- when you now have it with you. 29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor who lives trustfully near you.
Matthew 2239 And the second is like it Love your neighbor as yourself.
19 Im Accountable to God 3. To Serve Christ by Serving One Another.
1 Peter 410 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.
John 1226 Whoever serves me must follow me and where I am my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
20 Im Accountable to God 4. To Reach my World with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Acts 18 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
Luke 1423 Then the master told his servant Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in so that my house will be full.
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Adapted from following resources
The Heritage Foundation - http//www.heritage.org
Family Life - http//www.familylife.com
Successful Christian Parenting John MacArthur Word Publishing 1998
The Five Love Languages Gary Chapman Northfield publishing 2004
Starting Your Marriage Right Dennis Barbara Rainey Nelson Books 2000
Battle Cry for a Generation Ron Luce Cook Ministries NexGen 2005
Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing them Down Dr Kevin Leman Delacorte Press 1993
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