Share about 2 influential people from your childhood – one from your family and one outside your family.
SERMON DIGESTION: Your chance to give personal input on the sermon.
READ Ephesians 6:1-4
How does the command for children to obey parents and for Christians to obey God lead to a protecting of their own happiness?
What details/motivations do the following passages add to the principle about obedience protecting happiness?
What can a Christian be confidant that obedience will accomplish in and through them?
What should a Christian not expect his/her obedience to ensure?
Is it wrong to warn children that their sin will send them to hell?
What are age appropriate ways of sharing the danger and consequences of sin?
Discuss your reaction to this statement:
Your child’s first theology will come from how their first authority (parents) relate to them and the world around them.
List 5-10 ways that God “parents” His people. How can a human parent reflect these?
Discipline is hard because we have to correct our children when they sin, but often our own sins muddle the process. Which of your sins most tend to get in the way when you discipline your children?
How is the following statement essential to parenting (or influencing others) with hope, perseverance, and biblical foundations: You are the signpost, not the Savior.