We all know that parents are the number one influence in the life and spiritual life of a teen. With this in mind we need to help parents engage their students in spiritual conversation. My pastor did a series this week and presented 5 questions that parents need to ask their children. Pass these on to the parents in your ministry:
#1: What will be the center of your worship?
“And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.” – Matthew 22:37-38
“I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them.” – Jeremiah 32:39
#2: Who will you allow to influence you?
“Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” – 1 Corinthians 15:33
“…so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” – Romans 12:5
#3: Who do you want to be? (Rather than ‘What do you want to be?’)
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
“You shall be holy, for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:16
#4: What do you have to give?
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” – 1 Peter 4:10-11
#5: What does your life tell others?
“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself,not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:18-20