Formative: Discussion Questions from Sunday

1. Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9. Why do so many Christian families not talk about spiritual things during the natural flow of daily life (as commanded in Deut. 6:7)? How could a family intentionally improve this?

2. Read Matthew 18:1-6 and Mark 1:14. Why did Jesus feel so strongly about how children are treated? What are some ways we might cause children to sin or hinder them from coming to Jesus?

3. Read Mark 10:15. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God like a little child?

4. Read Ephesians 6:4 and Colossians 3:21. What are some ways that parents sometimes exasperate or embitter their children? If parents perceive that their child is carrying bitterness, what should they do about it?