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Smart Children | Sunday July 30th, 2017 | Really Smart Summer Series | Pastor Patrick
Proverbs 22. 6
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it. “
Sermon in a Sentence: No family is perfect, no child is just like his parents, and no sure-fire answer exists for raising them; even while many parents in scripture fail, we are driven to our heavenly Father and his relationship with his children in order to understand the need for discipleship and evangelism to our children so that our families might honour the Lord.
Outline
I. WISE PARENTS
II. UNWISE CHILDREN
III. TRAINING
IV. DISCIPLINE

5W Questions for Groups or Individuals
1. What element of parenting do you [did you] find most difficult; evangelism, discipleship or discipline? Are there any regrets or areas for change?
2. Where did you learn most of your parenting skills; did you base them on your experience and insight, or outside counsel, reading, examples, etc.?
3. Why do we find it hard to discipline or to receive discipline on our lives? How can we use this tool in our lives to bring us into greater alignment with God’s plan for us?
4. Who, for you, is the most excellent parent? The most excellent child? What is it that you appreciate about them? How might you better emulate these individuals in your role as parent/child?
5. When is the last time you thanked your parents for the good of the training they gave you?
6. How, if you have a child who has ‘wandered away” might you see your role and efforts in light of the Gospel, God and his relationship to the world? Recognising the proper recognition of proverb interpretation, how can you come out from under any shame or guilt you have felt in your parenting?

Smart Children – No Audio Available