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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8313 nurture
8313 nurture

8313 nurture

The activity of caring for others and nourishing them in the life of faith. This is necessary not only for children in the home but also for new or weak believers in the church.

The nurture of children in the home

By parental instruction and example Dt 4:9-10 See also Dt 6:4-9; Dt 11:18-21; Pr 22:6; Eph 6:4; Col 3:21; 2Ti 1:5; 2Ti 3:15

Examples of parental care Pr 1:8-10 See also Pr 2:1-5; Pr 3:1-2; Pr 4:1-4; Pr 5:1-2; Pr 6:1-3,20-24

The nurture of young believers in the church

By the caring attitude of leaders 1Th 2:7-12 See also Jn 21:15-17; Ac 20:18-20; 1Co 4:14-15; 1Th 3:10; Tit 1:9; 1Pe 5:1-3

By the leader’s pattern of life Tit 2:6-7 See also Ac 20:33-35; 1Co 4:16-17; 1Co 11:1; Php 4:9; 1Th 1:5-6

By the caring attitude of fellow believers 1Th 5:14-15 See also Ro 14:1; 1Co 8:9-13; Gal 6:1-2; 1Th 5:11; Tit 2:3-5

By appropriate teaching 1Pe 2:2 See also 1Co 3:2; 1Co 14:20; Heb 5:11-14

By encouraging spiritual growth 2Pe 3:18 See also 2Co 3:18; Eph 4:15; 2Th 1:3

See also

1613Scripture, purpose
5682family, significance
7130flock, God’s
8031trust, importance

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