Message Outline

Training Champions

Power Family

Pastor Jonathan Stockstill
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

Proverbs 22:6 (ESV) — 6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. 

Psalm 127:3–4 (NLT) — 3 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. 4 Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.

Three Mechanisms of Training:

1. Training mechanism #1 - MODEL

  1. John 5:19 (NLT) — 19 So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.
  2. Model Character
  3. Model Spirituality 
  4. Model Passions
  5. Be the person you wish them to be.

2. Training mechanism #2 - ENVIRONMENTS

  1. Matthew 4:1–2 (NLT) — 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. 2 For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.
  2. Environment 1 - People
  3. Environment 2 - Content
  4. Environment 3 - Geography

3. Training mechanism #3 - LOGOS

  1. Matthew 3:16–17 (NLT) — 16 After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”
  2. Word 1 - NO: This word is the most powerful of them all when they are young; it is the resistance that trains them. 
  3. Word 2 - WOW: This is the word of affirmation.
  4. Word 3 - TELL: “Tell me,” “I’m listening.”

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