Parents use these questions to discuss Sunday’s sermon with your children. Feel free to pick and choose the questions that are most helpful (or add your own). Pick a time that works best for your family, maybe around the dinner table, at bed time or on a drive.
Read the passage together: 1 Corinthians 10:1-22
What is Paul’s main point in this section?
What examples does Paul give from Israel’s history in verses 1-11? What blessings from God does this group experience? Why wasn’t God pleased with the people of Israel?
What was the purpose of this spiritual history lesson?
In verse 9 Paul instructs us to “not put Christ to the test”. Pastor Pat said that we sometimes, “Withhold trust until God provides fresh and better proof.” What are ways we can do this? Parents share how this can be a struggle for you.
What do we learn about temptation in vs 13? If God promises there will always be a way out of temptation, why do we fail to take the way he provides so often? Why doesn’t God just take away all of our temptations?
Verse 14 says we should “flee from idolatry.” What does that mean? What idols do we worship today?
Read Colossians 3:5, and Ephesians 6:10-12. What did Pastor Pat say about the spiritual reality that is behind our idols? How can we prepare each day to face temptation?