Sermons

Pastor Eugene Seow - 27 May 2018

The Blessing Of The Family

Discussion Guide

1) By Returning to God’s Command for the Family – Honour Your Father and Mother (1-3)

Why do you think God cares about how we treat our parents? What are some verses or examples from the Bible you know that speak about how you ought to relate to our parents and/or families? Share some practical ways you can honour (value or esteem) your parents. Do you find it challenging to do so? Why? What would motivate you to go beyond the obstacles to show love and respect to your mum and dad?

Singapore has one of the fastest growing ageing populations in the world. In your opinion, is this a positive or negative trend? Why? What are the issues and/or opportunities it presents? What are the stereotypes of seniors and elderly that we need to rethink and debunk? How can we see them differently? And how does our mindset affect how we treat them? How do you think you and/or the LG can play a part in showing honour and respect to the elderly in our society?

2) By Receiving God’s Mandate for the Family – Raising a Generation for God (4)

For those with children, what does "raising a generation for God" mean to you? Identify steps you can take to bring up your children in the ways of God (Proverbs 22:6). Think about the challenges you are facing now as a parent. What are some things you can learn from Scripture that may help you to deal with these challenges? Who can you turn to for support?

How do parents "exasperate" their children nowadays, and are you guilty of it? What are the differences between exasperating children and bringing them up in the Lord?

For those without children, what role do you think you can play to influence the next generation for God? In your opinion, what does the next generation need the most? Explain your answer. How willing are you to help meet that need? Brainstorm on the avenues and ways you and/or the LG can go about it.

Reflection Questions

1) By Returning to God’s Command for the Family – Honour Your Father and Mother (1-3)

Share some practical ways you can honour (value or esteem) your parents.

2) By Receiving God’s Mandate for the Family – Raising a Generation for God (4)

Identify steps you can take to bring up your children in the ways of God (Proverbs 22:6).

From Series: "The Blessing Of The Family"

God has blessed us with family, yet we may have taken it for granted. In our pursuit of distractions such as materialism, achievements, recognition, and even entertainment, we could have neglected our families in the process. How can we strengthen our families who can in turn bless the nation?

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