Youth Group Parent/Child Chat

Proverbs 23:15-21


Each passage has questions for parents and questions for the child. 

Hopefully both of you come away with a better knowledge of God and each other!


Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will indeed rejoice.

My innermost being will celebrate when your lips say what is right.


Core idea: Wise children make glad parents.
Parents:

What is something your son/daughter has done recently that made you rejoice? 

What is something your son/daughter has said recently that showed wisdom?

Son/Daughter:

Can you explain to your parent the difference between wisdom and righteousness?

What's the difference between foolishness and sin?


Proverbs 23:17-18

Don’t let your heart envy sinners;
instead, always fear the Lord.

For then you will have a future,
and your hope will not be dashed.


Core idea: The grass looks greener on the sinful side.

Parents: 

What was a time in the past when you were tempted to envy a sinful lifestyle? 

How did you respond to that temptation? What were the consequences, good or bad?

Son/Daughter: 

Envy is wanting something you don't have. 

Have you ever friends or classmates get away with sin recently? What happened?
How can you improve your future by not envying the lifestyle of sin today?

Discuss:

Fear of God can be observed in a person's life. How does a healthy fear of God change a person's attitude? What good behaviors come out of a healthy fear of God?


Proverbs 23:19-21

Listen, my son, and be wise;
keep your mind on the right course.

Don’t associate with those who drink too much wine
or with those who gorge themselves on meat.

For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor,
and grogginess will clothe them in rags.


Core idea: Temporary substance abuse causes lasting damage.

Parents: 

Have you ever had to distance yourself from someone who abused drugs/alcohol? Using discretion, explain to your child some of the warning signs.

Son/Daughter: 

What are similar consequences for eating too much and drunkenness?