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Free Topical Bible Study Lesson on

Family Life

Lesson FL005– Small Group Bible Study on Christian Parenting


Look up the following Scriptures. When reading these verses ask yourself the following questions:

    1. Who is talking/writing?
    2. Who is the audience?
    3. What do these verses have to say about our main topic?
Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 11:19; Psalm 78:4; Proverbs 22:6; 2 Timothy 3:15



Read the following article that relates to our topical Bible study.

Seven Priorities for the Effective Parent
By Dennis and Barbara Rainey
These seven big ideas can make the difference between frustration and fruit in parenting preadolescents and teenagers. Read More This article should take less than 5 minutes to read

Important Tip! For Optimal Learning and Comprehension, Print the article and grab your highlighter.

As you read the article, highlight the sentences, statements or paragraphs that you find most profound, confusing, revolutionary, fundamental or inspiring.  Mark each highlight with the reason you choose it.  Use the corresponding word or letter. P = Profound , C = Confusing , R = Revolutionary , F = Fundamental , I = Inspiring.

After you have done this for the entire article, force yourself to narrow your favorite sentences, statements or paragraphs down to your top 5. Then top 3. Then 1. This will prepare you for in-depth group discussion.

Not only will this technique improve overall reading comprehension, but will act as a discussion outline for your small group.  This method also provides a jump start if you choose to do a written summary of the article.



Answer the following questions after reading the article above:

  1. After studying the verses in Step 1 above, which one impacted you and why?

  2. Have you and your spouse set up specific boundaries and standards for your teens? What are some examples?

  3. What does it mean to be emotionally involved in your teen's life?

  4. According to the article, what are the 3 parts to effective training of a child?

  5. Discuss the importance of Identity, Character and Relationships in the direction we give our children.

  6. Why is perseverance so critical for parents during the teen years?


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Class readings are presented in variable lengths as indicated by the SM - MED - LG - XL ratings. Each article will be ranked by these symbols and should give you an idea about the time committment needed to finish the reading assignment. If you think you don't have 5 minutes to spare, click here.