Loving Your Children in a Culture of Entitlement | World Challenge

Loving Your Children in a Culture of Entitlement

In this episode of the Gary Wilkerson podcast, Nicky Cruz joins us to discuss the great importance of a father’s love. The impact of a parent’s love plus God’s love can create incredible healing and purpose in a child’s life.

Key Questions from the Podcast

  • If you're a Christian parent and your child is going through some difficult times, perhaps straying from the way that they were raised, what can we do? What can Christian parents do to most influence their child?
  • Nicky Cruz, what did you think of this country preacher, David Wilkerson, and the message he was sharing with you?
  • How does love minister to the prodigal? What advice do you have for parents whose children are drifting away?
  • Do you have any thoughts on our youth today and the culture of entitlement?

Notable Quotes from the Podcast

There's two kinds of love, divine love and human love. When these two elements get together, something supernatural happens in the human life. – Nicky Cruz

Whether you're from a gang background, drugs, or a good religious home, we still need somebody in our life to love us. – Gary Wilkerson

I am in love with my Jesus. That keeps me and gives me the strength to be, not the most perfect father, but a good father to my children. – Nicky Cruz

Pray for the soul of your children consistently. It's your responsibility as a father, as a mother. – Nicky Cruz

I want to encourage people, don't ever stop praying because it's working, even if it looks like it's not, it is. Those circumstances will change. – Gary Wilkerson

There seems to be a lack of purpose in the lives of children. Parents should instill into their kids that they are a child of God. As a child of God, you have a certain responsibility to represent him, to show his love to others around you. – Bob Ditmer

Some of the churches have locked the doors when Jesus is knocking. We've got to change. Our family, the church, is a refuge. It's a place where we get together and share and pray for one another. – Nicky Cruz

I've got one message. My message is Jesus. The glory of my life is to see a sinner come to Christ. It makes me so happy when I see somebody coming to Jesus. – Nicky Cruz

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.