Family Rx - Children

May 8, 2016 Speaker: Joel Sutton Series: Family Rx

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:4–6:9

Family Rx: Children

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

 

Shema

 

What?


The character of God.  v. 4


The desire of God.  v. 5a


The importance of God.  v. 5

 


How?


Experience it (Personally).  v. 6


Teach it (Intentionally)  v. 7


Live it (Modeling)  vv. 8-9

 


Take Home Idea: When you want the best for them, you want your children to love God with everything they have—to the very depths of their souls.

 

 

“Family Rx: Children” Discussion Questions

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

 


Opening:


As a young child, what was one lesson you were taught by an adult for which you are most grateful for today??


Look at the Take Home idea. Explain it in your own words.

 


Dig:


Who is speaking in this passage? For whom and for what reasons are the commandments and decrees intended? (also refer to vv. 10-12).


Go back to the sermon outline: What are the three truths we are to teach our children?


In the context of the surrounding nations, what is meant by “The Lord our God, the Lord is one”?


If you were to summarize in one word the method of teaching used here, what would you say?


How do these practices of how to teach our children support the assertion in v. 5?


Read vv. 20-25. What is Moses’ point in recalling this story from their past history? How does this story help teach the “what”?

 


Reflect:


Which of the “what’s” is the one you struggle teaching children the most?


Which of the “hows” is the one you do best at?


How important is it to you that the children in your life grow up to love God with all their heart, soul and strength?


Close by praying together.

 

 

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