The flag deserves our respect and honor. But God deserves our total devotion.

Talking Points:

  • Allegiance means commitment, devotion and obedience to something or someone. We show our allegiance to our country by respecting the flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 
  • Christian parents should help their kids pledge their allegiance to God by modeling the right habits like reading the Bible and praying. God should be a priority in the home, not just a Sunday morning ritual. Romans 6:17
  • As Christians, we should also stand in the public squares, in our schools, and places of employment and also pledge our allegiance to the Holy God of the universe. Philippians 2:14-15
  1. Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. In your own words, why is it important to say the Pledge of Allegiance as a country?
  3. Why are rituals important? Describe other facets of life where rituals are important?
  4. Reflect on the definition of allegiance. How should those words relate to our relationship with God?
  5. Read Romans 6:17. What is the pattern of teaching to which we should be devoted?
  6. What will you do moving forward to make family devotionals a part of your family routine?
  7. Read Philippians 2:14-15. What are some choices you need to make in your family to reflect God’s standards in a fallen world?
  8. What are some topics that you know would be good to address with your kids?
  9. Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?