Got KIDS: Proverbs for Parents
Starting this Sunday I will be teaching a class for parents. Though the target is parents of teens, the principles apply to all ages of children. The purpose of the class will be how to use the Book of Proverbs and the concept of biblical wisdom as a parent. It is not so much structured for how to use the Book of Proverbs for your child.
I will use this blog site to give throughout the week a review and further notes on what I cover over the 8 weeks. Interaction is encouraged and I will post snippets on the twitter site at George Lockyer geo_lock.
Though probably the most popular section of the Bible for parenting is Proverbs, I hope to be able to show you how to understand the book and apply it in a way that displays the gospel. The Book of Proverbs can be easily misapplied and promote self-righteousness along with instruction that is destructive to the gospel. We want to be aware of this danger, which I hope to help you see.
What it comes down to is that we as parents are either focused on man or centered on God. There is no in-between and if we believe that God is the center of all things, through the Book of Proverbs we can become rightly adjusted to him or try to make all things orbit around us.
We will start by looking at why the Book of Proverbs is so appealing to not only believers in Jesus Christ, but to all mankind. To those who will be attending the class, I plan on some interesting challenges to you as parents to work through as the class after the first two sessions will be “highly” interactive.