My kids are struggling. - May 6




My kids are struggling. Discussion Guide

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How have you seen or experienced “growing pains” with children or grandchildren?


What stood out to you in this sermon?

How does it make you feel to know that there were many strenuous family relationships recorded in the Bible?

How do you think Paul developed such a close father-son relationship with Timothy?

How did Paul see young Timothy struggling?

In what ways did Paul encourage Timothy?

How does your relationship with God the Father shape how you interact with your children?


What feelings come to you when you see your children or grandchildren wrestling with the difficulties of life? 

Which aspect of Gary’s H.E.L.P. (Hope, Encourage, Long, and Pray) acronym stood out to you the most? Why?

Which one are you best at doing with your children? Which one do you need to work on the most? Why?

How can your group be “All In” for each other’s kids, for the children at the Creek, and for the next generation as a whole?


This week, pray militantly and diligently for each other’s kids, for the children at the Creek, and for the next generation.


When the concerns of life are more than enough for you, you can find hope in a God who is more than enough for those concerns. To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Attend Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11:00 service.
  2. Check out other “More Than Enough” resources! If you are looking for additional help regarding this sermon series—books, videos, seminars, and more—we have created a page on our website with those resources to help you navigate the concerns of life. You can find them at
  3. Come to the “The Hurting Parent” Seminar THIS Wednesday at 6:30p.m. in the Chapel.