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God's word teaches that both kids and parents have responsibilities toward one another.

Key Points:

  • Kids should obey their parents because it makes God happy. (Colossians 3:20.)
  • Parents should treat kids right so they don’t push them away from Christ. (Colossians 3:21.)
  • The most important thing an imperfect family can do is to pray for each other. (Colossians 4:2.)

Quote This:

Colossians 3:20-21 Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. List some qualities of a child that every parent would love to raise.
  3. How you ever thought about what makes God happy? Explain.
  4. Why do you think families are such a big deal to God?
  5. Why do you think it is important for children to obey their parents?
  6. What happens in families where children don’t follow the directions of their parents?
  7. Read Psalm 127:3 and share what you think about this verse.
  8. List some qualities of a really good parent. Explain
  9. What is or was or could be you toughest challenge as a parent?
  10. Read Colossians 3:21 and share some times when you blew it as a parent.
  11. What area could you work on as a parent-giving your children more time, encouraging them more or spiritually mentoring them?
  12. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Through the Book of Colossians and Family 201 series. Click here for sermon resources.