Here is the outline:
Illustration: My childhood and breaking my brother's cap gun. Family can be tricky.
- Family is God's IdeaGenesis 2:15-25
- You are a giftPsalm 127:3-5
- God placed you in your family
(we discussed God's sovereignty and broken families/world and parent's responsibility to God)
- Be Responsible
I talked about this cycle:
Parents tell you to do something > You Obey > Parents Joy > Leads to Trust and Freedom
Obedience has it's benefits.
Next Steps: (Always give students an opportunity to move forward and grow in their faith)
____ Ask for forgiveness
_____ Ask parents to start having a family devotion/prayer time (this will blow them away, and you will grow closer together) I set parents up for the win by sending them in advance a family devotion I wrote to go along with this message.
_____ I need to start showing respect and obedience
_____ Be Responsible (fill a role, help out around the house, help out)