Parenting to Wisdom - Week Five (Elyria Campus)

Discipling the Next Generation

“Parenting to Wisdom”

Luke 2:40,52; Deuteronomy 6:1-25


Parenting to Wisdom…

  1. Begins with truth.
  2. Continues with ownership.
  3. Recognizes responsibility.
  4. Culminates with conversations.

Begins with truth. (Deut. 6:1-5)

  1. There is such a thing as absolute truth.
  2. Regardless of popular opinion.
  3. From the outside of us.
  4. Perspectives should not overtake providence.

Continues with ownership (Deut. 6:5,6)

  1. Own wisdom first.
  2. Protect wisdom.
  3. Strive for whole-life application.

Recognize responsibility. (Deut. 6: 7-15)

  1. Imparting wisdom is a faithful and continual effort.
  2. The primary responsibility always resides with the parent.
  3. Use supports.
  4. Supports are supplements, not supplants.


  1. Create an environment where questions are welcome.
  2. Be ready to answer.
  3. Connect your testimony.





LifeGroup Questions:  Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. What is one way that you can tangibly pass forward the truth of God’s wisdom to your family this week?
  2. What are some ways that culture tries to move your family from the truth of scripture? How can you guard against the drift?
  3. Are there areas in your parenting that are taking more emphasis than the promotion of Christ? How will you address that beginning this week?
  4. What is your testimony? Have you shared it with your children? Why is it important to do so?
  5. What supports offered by the church should I plan to take advantage of?


Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Connecting with God, Intentional Evangelism, Trustworthy Steward