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Small Group Lesson:
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 - “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."  

Psalm 78:4-8 - "We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God."  

Q: Was religion (Christian or other) an important part of the family culture in your family of origin? 
Q: What helpful ways have you observed Christian families integrate teaching children about Jesus at home and in everyday life?
Q: How can your family do God's Mission together?
Q: What area do most need God's help as a parent?


Matthew 19:13-15 - "Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away."    
Jesus was single and without children his whole life, yet he made time for and loved children.  

Q: How can people without children at home invest in the next generation? 
Q: What kinds of family traditions and practices can a single person or couple without children implement today that will prepare them for teaching God' Word to children if they have a family in the future?
Q: How does a proper understanding of the gospel and faith in God's grace affect the way one raises children?