Proverbs: Wisdom for Parenting
On one hand, Proverbs is really a children’s book. The author of the book is giving wisdom to his son, teaching him what it means to live in the fear of the Lord. But on the other hand, Proverbs is actually a book about parenting. In this sermon Pastor Byron gives us eight principles for wise parenting from the book of Proverbs.
SCRIPTURES FOR THE WEEK
Selected Proverbs, Matthew 28:18-20
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
Take 5 minutes to silently read over the section of scriptures to gather insight, questions, or discussion with the group before answering the questions.
QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK
1. How has your parenting changed over the years? If you do not have kids, what is your view of parenting?
2. What is easier for you to do as a parent, seek advice for others, read self-help books, or turn to God’s word?
3. Which of the parenting principles speaks most to you?
4. Explain how Proverbs are principles and not promises. Connect that with Proverbs 22:6. How does this give grace and not guilt to parents?
5. What are the results of resting in Jesus’ promise in Matthew 28:18-20? How does this give your wisdom for parenting?
CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK
This week your challenge is to read arrange your schedule to where every day you get personal devotional time both alone and as a family. Come back ready to discuss next week as a group.
NEXT WEEK: WISDOM FOR MONEY
The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the Maker of them all. - Proverbs 22:2