The Adventist Home -- Study Guide


Section XI — Children—the junior partners

Date__________ AH-SG 33.1

A. Read pages 279-302. AH-SG 33.2

B. Check your knowledge: AH-SG 33.3

1. What did Christ give for your child? (279:1.)

AH-SG 33.4

2. How precious is he? (279:3.)

AH-SG 33.5

3. From whom did your children derive life? (280:1.)

AH-SG 33.6

4. What should children be taught about their strength, time, and intellect? (280:4.)

AH-SG 33.7

5. Complete: “Children as well as parents have important _________________ in the home.” (282:1.) AH-SG 33.8

6. Complete: “While it is right and necessary for them to have ____________________, they should be taught to __________.” (284:3.) AH-SG 33.9

7. What evils can be corrected by training the children to habits of industry? (285:0.)

AH-SG 33.10

8. What example did Jesus give in His home? (290:1-3.)

AH-SG 33.11

9. Which of these advantages and rewards accrue from training children to work? (286-289.)
a. Happiness.
b. Their amusements are enjoyed more.
c. Companionship is strengthened between parents and children.
d. The children learn to plan and to cooperate.
e. Foundations are laid for mental, moral, and spiritual excellency.
f. The children earn the approval of God.
g. Health of body.
h. Sound sleep.
AH-SG 33.12

10. For how long is the fifth commandment binding? (292:3.)

AH-SG 33.13

11. Parents stand in the place of whom in the child’s life? (293:1.)

AH-SG 33.14

12. When unbelieving parents” requirements conflict with those of God, to whose requirements should the children give preference? (293:3.)

AH-SG 34.1

13. What does the fifth commandment embrace besides respect, submission, and obedience to parents? (293:1.)

AH-SG 34.2

14. Complete: “Parents are entitled to a degree of ____________ and _______________ which is due to no other person.” (293:1.) AH-SG 34.3

15. Complete: “Many who profess to be Christians do not know what it means to “________________ thy father and thy mother.” ” (294:0.) AH-SG 34.4

16. Complete: “The purified new earth will be no place for the ______________________, the ______________________, the __________________________ son or daughter.” (295:0.) AH-SG 34.5

17. How should children perform the practical duties of the home? (300:1.)

AH-SG 34.6

18. Complete: “Fight the battle, children; remember every victory places you above the _____________.” (299:1.) AH-SG 34.7

C. Rate the child: AH-SG 34.8

Obedient_____ Respectful____ Disrespectful _____ Disobedient _______ AH-SG 34.9

1. What is your child’s most admirable quality?_________________________________________________________________ AH-SG 34.10

2. Where does he need help the most?

AH-SG 34.11

D. Discuss with others: AH-SG 34.12

1. What kind of “employment agency” could we have in our church for our early teens?

AH-SG 34.13

2. Do summer camps, camp meetings, and weeks of prayer take the place of work?

AH-SG 34.14

3. Are the children of wealthy parents at liberty to break the fourth commandment? (Exodus 20:9.)

AH-SG 34.15

4. Are the children of your church worth your time and effort to save? Are you willing to invest money in them?

AH-SG 34.16

5. Can the church that does not save its children save the world?

AH-SG 34.17

6. Name ways in which children can manifest love and honor to their parents. (295, 296.)

AH-SG 34.18

7. For what and in what manner should children pray? (299:2.)

AH-SG 34.19

8. What traits of character should be cultivated so that the child can be a happy, useful member of the home circle and a useful citizen later in his life?

AH-SG 34.20

E. Think on these things: AH-SG 34.21

1. Make a list of possible jobs for your child. AH-SG 34.22

2. Do you regard your child as your personal property or as a sacred trust for which you must render an account to God?

AH-SG 35.1

3. Do you own your child?

AH-SG 35.2

4. “If parents are so occupied with other things that they cannot keep their children usefully employed, Satan will keep them busy.” (285:1.) AH-SG 35.3

5. Is it easier to teach your child to work than to do it yourself? (289:1.)

AH-SG 35.4

6. “It is a sin to let children grow up in idleness.” (289:2.) AH-SG 35.5

7. Do I make it easy for my child to keep the fifth commandment?

AH-SG 35.6

F. Name one thing you (as the father, mother) can do to help this child. AH-SG 35.7