Pursuing a God-centered Life - Week Three

Discipling the Next Generation

“Pursuing a God-centered Life”

Luke 2:25-39

If someone is going to live a God-centered life, they must be taught to do so.


Jesus’ parents modeled a commitment to raise their son to live God-centered.


God’s Plan to parent/train Israel to live God-centered lives:

  1. Scripture- Instructions for a God-centered life
  2. Loving discipline to train God-centered lives
  3. Customs & ceremonies that emphasize a God-centered life


  1. Prayers to develop a God-centered life
  2. Physical centrality of the Tabernacle
  3. Feasts and Festivals celebrating God’s blessings
  4. Daily practices to keep God central


A Plan for today to parent/train your children to live God-centered lives:

  1. Reading and teaching the Bible
  2. Loving and appropriate discipline
  3. Meaningful customs & ceremonies


  1. Build prayer into the day
  2. Participate in weekly Church services
  3. Special events and meals
  4. Daily practices and discussion


Incorporating discussion about God and His love into the daily life of your family lays a great foundation to live God-centered lives.