Message Title: Parenting
- Shema means hear with understanding.
How do you impress faith to your kids?
- Parents talk to your kids about faith.
- Parents walk with your kids in faith.
- Parents teach to your kids’ hearts.
Follow-up Questions from Sunday:
Getting to Know You:
What was your favorite comedy show growing up and why?
Looking back from this week’s teaching, was there anything you heard for the first time or that caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
- Read Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Mark 12:28-34, John 21:15-17, John 3:16. When you ponder the truth that your Creator loves you and wants you to respond to His love more than anything else, what do you think about?
- Why do you think God loves you? What are your biggest reasons why you love Him?
- In Deuteronomy 6:4-7, God tells parents to tell their kids about Him and to impress on them the truth of His love for them and His desire for them to love Him back. What do you think are some of the best ways parents can do this?
- How did your parents influence you in your relationship with God?
- What do you think are the biggest challenges parents have in doing this today?
- Read Luke 15:11-24. Why do you think prodigals walk away from God? How do you think this makes parents feel and what advice would you give parents who are going through this?
- Jesus says in verse 17 that the prodigal came to his senses. What do you think this means and have you ever seen this happen?
- What do you think are some of the best ways churches can come alongside parents in raising their kids?
- It has been said that parenting isn’t for cowards. Do you believe this is a true statement? Why or why not?
Taking it Home:
What is one thing you can apply to your life from this message and how can this group remember you in prayer this week? Spend some time praying for the civil servants–that God would continue to give them courage, strength, and peace in their hearts as they serve and protect us.