05.28.17 - Small Group Discussion

My Awkward Family - Advice for Children

Main Point: Be the kind of child you hope to one day have.

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • What were you like as a child (quiet or loud, obedient or disobedient, etc.)?
     
  • How has your role as a child changed over the years?
     
  • What are some of the lessons that you were taught as a child, but ignored until you saw the value at an older age? How do you think those lessons could have been conveyed in order for you to take advantage of them sooner?

Read: Psalms 119:9-16.

  • What are the differences between how this passage suggests you spend your youth and how the world suggests you spend it?
     
  • What are some of the lessons you learned in your youth that have had the greatest impact on shaping who you are? Why do you think they impacted you so much?

Read: Proverbs 23:22-25.

  • Why are we supposed to listen to our parents?
     
  • The chances are good that either you or someone you know has had neglectful parents. How can we learn positive lessons from our parents, even if they are absent, abusive, etc.?

Read: Ecclesiastes 11:9-10.

  • What similarities/differences do you see between this passage’s views about how to spend your youth and how the Psalms passage suggests you spend it?
     
  • Youth is fleeting. What helps you to see the bigger picture, instead of focusing solely on the here and now?

Prayer: Pray that you will be the child God wants you to be.

Posted on May 28, 2017 .