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Key Foundation:
Honoring My Parents
Key Scriptures:
Deuteronomy 5:16; Proverbs 13:1;Mark 7:10-13; Romans 13:1; Colossians 3:20

Read Deuteronomy 5:16.
-In what ways are your parents honored guests?
-How do you treat your parents similar to or different from how you’d treat a special guest?
-God wants you to honor your parents and treat them even better than you would a special guest.
Read Proverbs 13:1 and Colossians 3:20.
-How do these verses say you can honor your parents?
-Based on these verses, use your own words to describe why it’s important to obey your parents.
Read Romans 13:1.
-Talk about a time a friend’s parents let you do something that your parents wouldn’t let you do.
-What do you think these verses say about who you’re supposed to obey?
Read Mark 7:10-13.
-What do you think of the excuses these people used instead of honoring their parents?
-Why do you think Jesus said it was wrong to disrespect their parents?
-When have you had a good excuse to not obey your parents?
-Why is it important to honor your parents in all circumstances?

Family Activities 

-Have your family  form a circle and lock arms.-Drop a soccer ball in the middle of the circle, and inform kids they need to move the soccer ball to the other end of the room without letting go of oneanother and without allowing the ball to leave the circle.
-When you have moved the ball to the other end of the room, they’ve reached their goal.
-Have your family stand in a circle.
-Explain that each person will need to secretly choose one other person in the circle to be his or her “leader.”
-Tell kids not to tell anyone who their leaders are.
-Once the game starts, they are to try to mirror exactly every movement their leaders make.
-For example, if a person’s leader crosses his or her arms, that person should immediately cross his or her arms as well.
-Explain that kids should try not to look at their leaders directly so that leaders won’t know who is mimicking them.
-Make sure kids understand the activity, and then have them close their eyes and open them on the count of three.
-As soon as they open their eyes, they should begin to follow their leaders.-The goal is for people to guess who they think is following whom.