I have recently started a teaching series at our church called "How To Talk To Your Kids About..." In this series, I am hoping to help parents engage in meaningful conversations with their kids about some very BIG and important subjects. I thought it might be helpful if I shared some of these teachings with my blog readers.
Feel free to use it to teach the parents of the children in your ministry about the importance of having meaningful GOD conversations with their kids.
“How To Talk To Your Kids About…God”
My Mistake: Not recognizing the role of parents as the primary spiritual leaders of their children.
“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when he said to me, “Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.” - Deuteronomy 4:9-10
“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon 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. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.” - Deuteronomy 6:6-9
Deuteronomy 11:18-19, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4
1. Recognize that it is not one conversation, but many.
2. Share what you know.
3. Learn more so you can share more.
4. Pray with your kids daily.
5. Have regular family devotions with your kids.
6. Worship with your kids.
7. Serve with your kids.
8. Model Godly behavior for your kids.
9. Allow your kids to ask questions.
10. Don’t be afraid to say, “I don't know.”
11. Discover the answer together.
12. Explain the Gospel in clear, understandable terms.