“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs” – Ephesians 4:29
- ASK family members to share their favorite family memories.
- ASK: What makes our family different from other families?
- ASK: Why do you think God made families?
- Read Ephesians 5:22-24 and ask: How are wives supposed to act towards their husbands?
- Now read Ephesians 5:25-28 and ask: How is a husband supposed to relate to his wife?
- Read Ephesians 6:1-3 and ask: What’s the most important thing God wants children to do? Why is this so important to God?
- Now read Ephesians 6:4 and ask: How are fathers supposed to raise their children?
TABLE TALK (QUESTIONS TO DISCUSS AND WRAP UP)
- How is obeying your parents a way of honoring them? How will it help you to “live long”? Why do you think we have rules in our family? What rule is hardest for you to obey and why?
- Read Ephesians 4:29 and ask: Why is this command so important for siblings?
- Explain the following in your own words: The life of a Christian who is walking with God is marked by a desire to know Him, to worship Him, and to share the good news about Christ whenever appropriate. The main thing is letting God continually change us from the inside so that our thoughts and actions have the sort of pure and loving quality that reminds people of God himself. As we get to know God more and more, He transforms our hearts, and then qualities like goodness, kindness, and patience will grow on us like fruit on a tree. We will want to serve others rather than put ourselves first.
- Close your time in prayer.
KEEP IT UP (WAYS TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION)
- Memorize a verse covered today, like Ephesians 4:29 or 6:1-2.
- To reinforce today’s lesson, have everyone go around and say what they love about the person to their right.
- Plan a family service project, like going to feed the homeless or visiting a nursing home.