"Is it Okay if My Friends' Parents Say it's Okay?"
Honoring My Parents
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?
-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 one
another and without allowing the ball to leave the circle.
-The goal is for people to guess who they think is following whom.