LESSON 7 16/10/2016
RAISING CHILDREN WITHIN THE FAMILY
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 270, 271
Devotional Reading: Gen. 18:17-19
Topic For Adults: Avoid Parenting By Proxy
Topic For Youths: You Are Not Wiser Than Your Parents
Topic For Intermediates: Accept Your Parents’ Training
Scripture Lesson: Deut. 6:4-9; Isa. 50:4; Acts 7:22; Col. 3:1; Prov. 22:15; 13:24; Eph. 6:1-3
Memory Verse: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Prov. 22:6) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Diligently Teach The Word Of God
If there is any area of child training that many families are falling short, it is in the area of diligent studying and teaching of God’s word in individual family. If a survey is made on how many families are opening the Bible at least once in a day to read and meditate on it by all members of the family, the result will be shocking that even most Christian homes have no time for the word of God. Children raised in such environment will only be applying worldly wisdom and standard to all they are doing instead of basing them on the word of God. Parents must go back to the basics by finding time to teach and explain life issues to the children from God’s word. Don’t think they are young, start early and they will catch the truth of God’s word.
Point of Emphasis: The Bible is believers’ life manual; study and teach its contents.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to be closer to my Bible through reading, meditating and teaching it to my family than ever before.