The Greatest Purpose of Parenting: Discipleship
In last weekend’s message “The Greatest Purpose of Parenting: Discipleship” we discussed how parents can invite God into the raising of their children. As you go throughout your week, use these Life Action Points to be on the lookout for opportunities to teach your children how to follow God. Have some fun, by lifting up your faith in fresh ways.
Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”
Teach your children that God is One – The three persons of the Godhead (Father, Son, and Spirit) stand together in unity as One.
Deuteronomy 6:5. “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
Discuss with your child, ways you can express love for God today. And then put it into action. For example, write a letter to God expressing gratitude.
Deuteronomy 6:6. “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.”
Read a chapter from the Bible together with your children. Ask questions and discuss what it means.
Deuteronomy 6:7. “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
Create a new family habit where you make time to choose a Bible verse each week. Write it on a white board or print it out and place it somewhere you will all see throughout the week.
Deuteronomy 6:8-9. “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Choose a verse from the Bible and find a way to create a decoration for your house – put it in a Frame, make a Craft of it, or Paint it on a wall.
Here is a link for some ideas… http://powertochange.com/experience/culture/houseoffaith/