Crosspoint Church, Milpitas Campus
November 10th, 2019
Sermon Topic: How to Make it Right with God?
Note: We desire to partner with parents in helping their children grow spiritually, but we also recognize many of us feel ill-equipped to handle this responsibility. Here are some ideas for incorporating what you are learning each week into faith conversations at home. Choose what fits your family; make it a habit of sharing and praying together.
FUN FAMILY ACTIVITY:
Activity Level: Lead a confession activity in family worship or devotion. Prepare a confession glass jar or paper box, labeled with “I am forgiven.” Read Psalm 32:5, “I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.” Ask your children to write down their wrongdoings that don’t please God on pieces of paper. Then fold the paper and put them in the confession jar and box. Pray with children to ask God for forgiveness.
Spiritual level: As Christian parents, we need to teach our children to confess in the right way. Proverbs 28:13 teaches us not to hind our sins, for hiding our sins has consequences. Heaven Father is faithful to forgive all of our sins. Merciful parents motivate children to confess bravely. Forgiveness is the best reward for brave children.
On the other hand, if children only receive punishments and rebukings from parents, they learn to cover their sins to avoid consequences. They can also lie to parents for protecting themselves. Be wise Christian parents; we want to reflect God’s mercy in parenting.
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
Proverbs 28:13 (ESV)
Dear Heavenly Father, We praise You for You’re a merciful God. We thank you for forgiving us so we can confess our sins before You freely. Help us to forgive one another. In Jesus’ name, Amen.