Sinning Against a Child

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric concludes our series Our Family Portrait with a sermon entitled “Sinning Against a Child”

Genesis 42:22-24
Ice Breaker: If you had one minute to speak to the entire nation on national television, what would you like to say?
1. The Bible often states the negative results of failing to discipline your children. Find three scriptures from Proverbs that exemplify this.
2. God’s discipline in our lives is a mark of his love for us and acceptance as his children. Find one verse from both the Old and New Testament that illustrate this.
3. What does Paul mean when he says to not provoke your children? (see Col. 3:21 and Eph. 6:4) How can you make sure you’re not discouraging your own kids?
4. In 2 Corinthians 12:14-15 Paul notes the obligation of a parent to provide for their children. In what way is he applying this in his relationship to the Corinthian church?
5. Even if you don’t have children, what lessons have you learned about loving and nurturing people in your other relationships?
6. What things do you need to change to become a better example for your children?
7. What is something you can do differently to better raise your child?
8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” – Billy Graham