2 - Fight Selfishness

Imitate Me as I Imitate Christ


We started in the last session with the foundational parenting principal that discipling our children works best by living authentic faith in front of them. Now listen to Dave further apply this message of imitating Christ to tackle the issue of selfishness.


Romans 12:10 (ESV)

10Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


1 Corinthians 11:1 (ESV)

1Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


People are naturally self-centered. What are some ways you may have helped your children focus on themselves? Are there any ways you spoil your children?
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Turning our attention towards other people is one of the greatest cures for selfishness. How do you help your children focus on others and not themselves? What are some practical things you can do to model selflessness for your kids?
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Dave talked about how his wife used an encouragement candy jar in her minivan. What can you do to help your kids to be encouragers themselves?
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What part of your faith do want your kids to imitate? Can you name at least one character trait of yours, and then one for your spouse, that you most hope your kids emulate?
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"When you begin to look outward, rather than inward, that's when people will be drawn upward to Jesus Christ."