Conversation Starters

A few ideas each week you can use at the table, in the car, or any time an opportunity comes along to talk with your kids about wisdom and God’s Word.

Fear vs. God

Many kids go through stages where fear seems to be ruling their lives. This week we’re looking for opportunities to talk to our kids about how focusing on God’s power and presence can help to shrink fear down to size.

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Making Passion Week Personal

Most of our churches will spend this week emphasizing the events and messages of Passion Week, the celebration of what was accomplished through Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection on the third day. But the week also provides an opportunity for families to personalize those ideas by talking about them together.

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More Walking Talk

Picking up from last week, we’re looking for opportunities to talk more with our kids about what it looks like to live as a Christian—what it means for them to walk instead of crawl as they grow to be more like Jesus.

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Talking about Walking

What are your spiritual goals—or hopes—for your Christian children? What benchmarks of progress are you looking for in their relationship with God? What expectations do they have for themselves when it comes to following after Christ?

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Show Them the Fool

We’d all like our kids to grow wise. One great way to do that is to show them what foolish looks like by comparison—and hopefully not in our own daily words and actions. Another approach is to find an opportunity to dwell on some of the eye-opening descriptions of fools in the book of Proverbs.

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Praise Him to Them

Our goal this week is simple—to look for opportunities to commend God’s works to the next generation, to be intentional about telling of His mighty acts in our lives to our kids.

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Zoom Out

Let’s help our kids to pull back from the moment right in front of them to think about their big “P” purposes as a follower of Christ—no matter where they go to school, what jobs they hold, or who they marry.

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