Big Truth:

God Gives Parents

Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Proverbs 1:8-9; Ephesians 6:1-4

Bible Verse:

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 20:12

Big Ideas:

  • Parents are a gift from God to their children.
  • Parents are called to point their children to God.
  • We are called to obey our parents.
  • We are called to show our parents honor for God’s glory.

Bible Story:

Luke 2:41-52

As a boy, Jesus and his family visited the temple. Even when Jesus’ earthly parents didn’t understand His reason for staying behind in the temple, He chose to be submissive to them and obey them. His behavior towards His parents is an example to everyone.



God created everything. Everything we see, hear, feel, taste, and that exists was created by Him. Not only did He create everything, but He created everything perfectly, including humanity. He created mankind in His very image and likeness to reflect His worth. All of creation was made just like He wanted and designed it to be. To His delight, God looked at everything He made and declared that it was good. All creation exists for God, is good, and was created to bring Him glory.

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Every child should know that:

  • God created the family.

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Every child should:

  • Practice serving the members of their family.

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Every child should feel:

  • Thankful for the gift of family that God has given them.

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Every child should want:

  • To honor and respect their family.