Dare to Discipline

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Series: Family Matters

Sermon Notes

  1. The Command to Discipline
  2. Guidelines for Discipline

Discussion Questions

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How was discipline handled in your family growing up? What have you imitated? Dispensed with?


  1. Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9. Summarize what the Bible is teaching about training our children.
  2. Read Jeremiah 17:9, Isaiah 59:2, and Romans 3:10-20. What is the human condition before God?
  3. How does the doctrine of sin affect parenting? Be specific.
  4. How seriously do (did) you take the doctrine of sin when it comes to your parenting?
  5. Read Proverbs 23:13-14 and 29:15, 17. Summarize the Bible’s teaching on discipline in these verses.
  6. Read Colossians 3:20. What is God’s will for children? What does this mean? Not mean?
  7. Read Exodus 20:12. What does it mean to “honor” father and mother? How serious is a violation of this?
  8. How does “honoring” change as children grow older? When does “obeying” cease as part of honoring?
  9. Read Proverbs 22:15. Why should discipline be punitive? Discuss what this means and what it does not mean.
  10. Why do children need to be evangelized? How should they be evangelized? When?
  11. What is the gospel? How should it be explained to children/grandchildren?


How can your Community Group pray for you with regard to parenting, grandparenting, and/or surrogate parenting? 

Posted on October 5, 2014 and filed under Family Matters.