Great Sermon! Amen! The segregation of family by youth groups IS happening.
We did not have our children in these groups. We saw the kids that were in them come to dislike being with family on weekends, or for family activities. The teens would draw away from siblings as well, because they are taught to enjoy the youth but not the family or elders!
The fathers are allowing this! The church takes advantage of the situation to ADD a Program and look like a church that is DOING GOD's Work!, instead of taking advantage of teaching the fathers to be the Spiritual Leaders of the home!
Discipleship BELONGS to parents, and a True Biblically minded assistant pastor, will think of that and help the parents by having family teaching, or help teach parents how to teach their sons and daughters, how to lead their own home. These pastors will NOT take the father's place and the father's honor and glory in it.
Titus 2 is the pattern to follow!
I am so sad to see and say that the pastors are ridiculing parents like myself for homeschooling and what they call "smothering" my children because they don't have control over our home, they do not have our money for their Christian School, or they do not have our children in their youth group and it looks bad that other families see us set a par
Great Sermon! Thank you for allowing The Holy Spirit to speak through you. It is encouraging to be reminded by the Scripture and a Brother in Christ that GOD is Sovereign. You are right! We can lift one another up , even though we are thousands or hundreds of miles apart! God is all knowing and all powerful and uses us to do His work. Even when we are far apart, He makes His body to work together for His glory. He makes us salt of the earth and a light unto others. Praise His Name , He truly is the Only God and GOD Almighty. I will continue to pray for you and the ministry there.