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Ten Scriptural Convictions Children Need to be Taught

December 10, 2015

10 basic scriptural convictions that Christian parents should instill in their children.  Each conviction is given with various supporting passages that are suggested for memorization.

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Consider Memorizing These Convictions with Your Kids Along with One Verse That Supports each Conviction.

  1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority for my life.
    • (Exodus 20:3; Psalm 138:2 Matthew 4:4; 2Timothy 3:16)
  2. My purpose in life is to seek God with my whole heart and to build my goals around His priorities.
    • (Exodus 20:4, 5; Psalm 119:2; Matthew 6:33; Philippians 3:8; 2 Corinthians 5:9; 1 Corinthians 10:31)
  3. My body is the living temple of God and must not be defiled by the lusts of the flesh.
    • (Exodus 20:7; 2 Samuel 12:14; Daniel 1:8; Mark 7:21-23; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Peter 2:11; 1 Thessalonians 4: 3-8)
  4. My church must teach the foundational truths of Scripture and reinforce my basic convictions.
    • (Exodus 20:8; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 29:2; Matthew 7:15, 16; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; 1 Peter 4:17)
  5. My children and grandchildren belong to God, and it is my responsibility to teach them Scriptural principles, godly character, and basic convictions.
    • (Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:6, 7; 4:9; Psalm 127:3; Matthew 19:14; Galatians 4: l, 2; l Thess.2:11)
  6. My activities must never weaken the Scriptural convictions of another Christian.
    • (Exodus 20:13; Proverbs 28:10; Matthew 18:6; Romans 14:13)
  7. My marriage is a lifelong commitment to God and to my marriage partner.
    • (Exodus 20:14; Genesis 2:24; Proverbs 6:32; Matthew 19:6; Romans 7:2, 3)
  8. My money is a trust from God and must be earned and managed according to Scriptural principles.
    • (Exodus 20:15: Deuteronomy 8:18; Proverbs 15:6; Malachi 3:8; Luke 16:11; I Timothy 6:10)
  9. My words must be in harmony with Scripture, especially when reproving and restoring a Christian brother.
    • (Exodus 20:16; Proverbs 15:28, 18:21, 25:9; Matthew 12:37, 18:15; Galatians 6:1)
  10. My affections must be set on things above, not on things on the earth.
    • (Exodus 20:17; Job 1:21; Matthew 6:20, 21; Colossians 3:2)


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