A Godly Home Guarantees Godly Kids

A Godly Home Guarantees Godly Kids

DATE: 06/30/2013 (week 2 of 6)
Scriptures: [bible passage=”Proverbs 22:6″]

DEFINITION OF AN URBAN LEGEND:  “A second hand story told as true with just enough plausibility to be believed.”

  1. The challenges facing parents has drastically increased over the past 2 decades.  What are some that you and other parents now face that your parents never had to deal with?
  2. Who is responsible for laying the foundation of Christian living for our children?  Who is frequently left to do it for us?
  3. Read Proverbs 22:6.  What does the first part of the verse say?  Who is responsible for this?  What does the second part say?  Who is responsible for this?
  4. There are no guarantees that a godly home will guarantee godly kids, but there are some steps that you can take that can help them stay on the right path.  Discuss each of these:
    • IT BEGINS WITH THE PARENTS. 
    • There are no guarantees but it’s worth it.  Parents are the greatest influencers of our lives whether positive or negative.
    • CHILDREN NOT ONLY NEED YOUR GUIDANCE, THEY WANT IT!
    • It is an obligation we all have.  Kids will go their own way or the right way.
  5. Read Proverbs 22:6 again.  What promise do you see in that verse that parents can hold on to no matter what?  Any testimonies personally or as parents?
  6. Read Proverbs 13:24 “Spare the rod, spoil the child”. Why is it that discipline is so hard as a parents?  What types of discipline have you found to work and what have you found to be counterproductive?
  7. Parents attention to church attendance is very important to the child.  Discuss the following data.
    • [table id=1 /]
    • [table id=2 /]
  8. Read and discuss Exodus 20:12 : “Honor Thy Father and Mother that Thy Days May be Long.”  What are the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits to this? 

CLOSING:  WHAT WE LEARN AS A CHILD, WE CARRY ON INTO ADULTHOOD.