Instructions to children and fathers - but arguably (to say the least), all of the instructions are for the parents. Ironically, this is actually not part of our classes on parenting; it is part of a year-long series going through Ephesians chapters 5 and 6.
Characteristics of godly citizens in this world. Main focus is on (1) being the voice of moderation; (2) long-term considerations; and (3) showing sensitivity toward others' backgrounds. Part of a series of classes on the home.
An overview of spiritual principles for raising children. Topics include (1) Both parents must be God-centered; (2) Family structure - fathers must lead and be responsible for their children's raising and teaching; (3) Build a hedge around your family; (4) Fathers must make rules for their families.
The last chapters of the book Judges are downright disturbing, especially chapters 19-21. They show the complete unraveling of the morality and faithfulness of Israel in the generations immediately following the grand success of Joshua (listen to last week's lesson). The chapters in this lesson are not as physically unsettling but nonetheless still show the systemic lack of consideration for God's laws in those times.