What comes to mind when you hear the word sloth? The strange animal from the rainforest of South America? Your teenage son? What if I told you that this word might be more applicable to your parenting than you think?
Joel Sedam is a young pastor friend that I am privileged to know. We were talking recently and he mentioned a sermon he had done on the subject of sloth and how it had caused a paradigm shift in him. How he saw sloth all around. That led me to say, let’s talk about this on a podcast.
You are going to enjoy this conversation. I think this topic has application as a besetting sin of our media age. It has application for my heart. It has application if you are trying to raise teens for the Lord. It has application for molding young children.
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Mount Hope Church, where Joel Sedam pastors
Parenting with Patience: Overcoming Anger In the Home – Participant Workbook.
Topics Covered in this week’s Podcast
3:17 Why study sloth?
5:32 The difference between sloth and laziness
8:42 How does sloth manifest itself?
16:00 How does sloth manifest as being zombie-like?
21:27 What is the solution to sloth?
24:18 Zeal as the opposite of sloth
27:28 Zealousness as part of godliness
29:53 Implications for ministry or parenting
31:02 Calling children to serve