How should men lead their wife and children, encouraging them and helping them grow in the faith? Genesis 1 helps us to understand.

Talking Points:

  • How God created the world gives us a picture of how to lead in the home. In the first three days, God builds form – the static life support systems (sea, air, land). Then the next three days he fills it with life: animals, birds, humanity. Genesis 1:1-2, Genesis 1:6-8, Genesis 1:20-22
  • God told man to work the same way: to create structure first, the environment that allows for life. Men are builders, created in God’s image to create the environments in which life can flourish. Men should create a home environment where everyone can pursue God.
  1. Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Read Genesis 1. List the elements of structure that God created first. Then list the living things that God created to live in that structure.
  3. What kind of structure can men create in the home to establish an environment where everyone can pursue God? Make a list.
  4. “I can’t make my kids love God.” Do you agree? Explain.
  5. “Men are builders.” Have you created and protected the structures that allow your family to pursue God? If not, what can you do moving forward?
  6. Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?