What was a really good conversation you remember having with a parent or other close family member when you were growing up and why was it memorable?
Read Deuteronomy 11.13-21.
What stood out to you from this passage?
What are the commands that Israel is being asked to obey?
How did Moses describe the potential blessings Israel could experience once they had settled in the land and what did this prosperity depend on (see vv13-15)?
What warnings did Moses give them and what would be the consequences (see vv16-17)?
Now go back to the beginning of this chapter and read verses 1-7.
What did Moses tell the people to remember?
In verses 18-20 Moses instructed the people to “fix these words of mine” on their hearts & minds, and to teach them to their children through ongoing conversations. Why is the connection to these things light of the reminders given in verses 1-7? (Especially pay attention to vv 2-3a, 5, and 7)
How does all of this translate to parents and those in the church today? What should we be passing on to children and students and why?
Some kids talk freely with their parents and others are more reluctant. As kids move into the adolescent years it can be even more of a challenge to talk about important things like faith. What have you done to encourage your kids to talk? What has worked? What has not worked?
What next steps do you need to take this week to help foster sticky conversations with the next generation?
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