Raising Godly Children

By: Bro Jason Wong


Scripture: Gen 1:1, 27-28a


1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... 27 God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it... 


God’s Order of Relationships

1. “God created man” - God & Man

2. “Male and female” - Husband & Wife

3. “Be fruitful” - Parents & Children


  • “fill the earth and subdue it.”
  • From Marriage/Family to Tribes, Societies, Nations



We Raise Godly Children by:


I. Restoring Our Parent/Child Relationship

“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Pr 22:6)



Parenting That Creates Fear, Shame and Guilt


Expectations-based parenting:

  • I expect you to make me happy and give me security and/or significance.
  • My dreams/ideals are centred around you.
  • I give you the power to make me happy or miserable.
  • Because I treat you well, you should become what I expect.


"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid" 
- Albert Einstein


Instead, we should embrace the biblical perspective - love-based parenting.



II. Restoring our Husband/Wife Relationship

Focus on the Family Seasons of Marriage Survey 2020

Out of 596 respondents,

  • Daily interactions with spouse:
    • 37% not talking or doing things together
    • 6% leading completely separate lives
  • Conversations with spouse:
    • 35% said lacking
    • 7% said cold.
  • “Love Tank” with spouse:
    • 27% said constantly depleted
    • 10% said (almost) always empty
  • Conflict with spouse:
    • 15% uncomfortable talking about conflict
    • 22% having harsh arguments or “cold wars” with their spouse most of the time


Advice given to the 1st couple: "Do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."


Tree of Good / EvilTree of Life (Cross)

Good vs Evil

Right vs Wrong

Good vs Bad

Unconditional love

Forgiveness and Redemption

Healing and Restoration

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.  However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Eph 5:31-33)



III. Restoring our God/Man Relationship

“In the beginning… God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him..” (Gen 1: 1, 27)


In His Image


“I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30)


“…Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9)