Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

Read:  1 Thessalonians 2:11-12, Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Ephesians 6:4

Why is it important for parents to point their children to God? What can happen if this doesn’t take place?

How does this take place during a parent-child conversation? Give an example.

How does this challenge you as a parent? What steps will you take to grow in this area? Be specific.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

Read: 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12, 4:18, 5:11, Ephesians 4:29 

What does 1 Thess. 2:11-12 reveal about a godly conversation between a father and his child? Be specific. 

Explain the necessary balance required between exhorting and encouraging. Why? 

How can fathers fall into the trap? In what way can you get out of balance? How do you need to improve?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

Read:  James 1:26, Colossians 4:6, 1 Peter 3:10, Proverbs 16:21-24 

What is the biblical response to “talk is cheap” or “words don’t matter”? Why? 

How can your words impact others in a positive way? Give an example. 

Considering you write a book every week with the words you speak, what will the title be this week?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017

Read:  James 1:26, Matthew 12:33-37, Proverbs 13:3 

Why are your words such an important issue to God? (i.e. what do they reveal?) Give an example. 

How does your speech relate to your Christianity? How can it make your walk with Jesus worthless? 

In what way can this relate to a parent-child relationship? How do you need to better monitor your words?

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

Read:  James 1:19-20, 26, 3:1-12 

What does today’s devotion teach about the power of words? Why are they risky? Give an example. 

Describe how protection can take place. Be specific. Why is this important for fathers to remember? 

What has been your experience with this truth? How can you apply this in your family conversation?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 17, 2017

Read 1 Corinthians 10:14-22, Ephesians 6:10-18, James 4:7-10 

Explain how Christians are in a daily spiritual warfare. What does this imply about how to fight? 

What are the weapons God provides to win the battle? How does this relate to resisting temptation? 

How did Jesus model this in Matthew 4:1-4? What spiritual weapons will you take up and use this week?

Friday, June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

Read:  1 Corinthians 10:14-22, John 8:44, Ephesians 6:10-12, 1 Peter 5:8, 1 John 3:8-10 

What is spiritually taking place when a Christian is tempted to sin? Why is this important to remember? 

How can this be easily overlooked? Give an example. How have you overlooked this truth? 

How does this change the way you currently handle temptation? What does God want you to adjust?