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Follow Me – Part 5: What is the parent’s role in discipling children?
May 9, 2021

Follow Me – Part 5: What is the parent’s role in discipling children?

May 9, 2021

Follow Me: Becoming a Disciple of Jesus

Part 5 – What is the parent’s role in discipling children?

Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but .” – Andy Stanley

As a parent, your most important role is leading your children to .

 

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:4-7

How to Effectively Disciple Your Children

1. Teach your children to to and to God’s Word.

Hear, O Israel: Deuteronomy 6:4a

Shema” means to and

2. Teach your children to .

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Deuteronomy 6:4

“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me… Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

Mark 14:6,9

3. Teach your children to the Lord.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26

 

4. Teach your children to embrace God’s commands with

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Deuteronomy 6:6

The heart is the place where our .

Impress them on your children. Deuteronomy 6:7a

  • Make faith conversations a in your home.

7 …Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:7b

  • Take advantage of .
  • Use as an opportunity for faith conversations and prayer.
  • Start the day with faith conversations too!

A Blessing for Your Family – Number 6:22-27

22 The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

24 “‘“The Lord bless you

    and keep you;

25 the Lord make his face shine on you

    and be gracious to you;

26 the Lord turn his face toward you

    and give you peace.”’

27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

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