In This Series
- Leaving a Legacy
- When the Romance Fades
- Navigating the Teenage Years
- Children are Wet Cement
- The Dangers of the Digital World
- How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage
- Let’s Consult the Architect
Family Advisory: Explicit Instructions (7)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Children are Wet Cement
Take Away / Application
It is a parent’s great joy and responsibility to guide, grow, train up, set the example and then release their kids, like an arrow, to soar for God and live for Him.
Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your Group or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have your group members figure things out together.
- When it comes to parenting: What things have you taken from your childhood? What have you kept the same? What have you changed? If you are single or without children, what would you take, keep the same or change from your childhood?
- Each child is “one-of-a-kind” and uniquely different from one another. How is this displayed in your kids? If you had siblings, how were you different from one another? Talk about parenting differently yet consistently with your kids.
- Pastor Harrell mentioned the things that come first in his life. After his relationship with Jesus, he said it’s: his wife, his kids, his grandkids. If you honestly examine your life, what things come first in yours?
- Read Psalm 127:1. Whether single, married, empty nester or married without kids, how involved is the Lord in building your home?
- Parents are to direct children spiritually. What does this look like in your home? If you do not have kids, what did this look like when you were growing up or what would you like it to look like if you have kids one day?
- Examine your prayer life and how you pray for your kids… What areas are you doing well? What areas need improvement? Why is it important to pray specifically for your kids?
- As a parent, how can we practically avoid the “do as I say not as I do” mantra? If your kids secretly watched you when you were alone, would they see consistency or hypocrisy?
- Discipline is a planned action not a reaction. Read Hebrews 12:5–11 and Proverbs 3:11–12. Discipline should come from love. What are various ways you discipline? Does it come from love…an “I love you too much to stay that way heart”? If not, why and what needs to change?
- Godly parenting begins with parents. Based on today’s message, what, if anything, needs to change in you?