Lesson 2: Redeeming Anti-Gospel Parenting Patterns, Part 1
In this lesson, we look at words, actions, and methods that are common to parents, which can minimize our kids’ understanding of the gospel or even work against applying it. Jeff shares an example from his own family, showing how abdication and guilt follow Adam and Eve’s negative patterns. But in Christ, God pursued us and covered our shame, which helps us do the same with our kids.
- Genesis 3:1-21
- Why Teach the Basics of the Gospel to Kids? by Liz Pearse
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- In your own upbringing, how did you experience abdication or shame? How did you experience pursuit and shamelessness?
- What are some scenarios or moments in your own parenting that you’re tempted to use abdication or shame, and how did this lesson speak to that tendency?
- What would it look like for God’s good work toward you in Christ to impact your responses to your children?