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Godly Homes in an Ungodly World (12). The Role of Children. God’s Word & Children. Prov. 27:11 Prov. 20:11 Prov. 10:1 Prov. 17:25 Eccl. 12:1. Ephesians 6:1-3.

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    1. Godly Homes in an Ungodly World (12) The Role of Children

    2. God’s Word & Children • Prov. 27:11 • Prov. 20:11 • Prov. 10:1 • Prov. 17:25 • Eccl. 12:1

    3. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

    4. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Children, obey your parents” • Obedience is a principle every Christian must understand (2 Thess. 1:8) • Obey your parents – Prov. 30:17

    5. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Children, obey your parents” • Disobedience – Rom. 1:30, 2 Tim. 3:2 • Consider elders, deacons – Titus 1:6, 1 Tim. 3:12

    6. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Children, obey your parents” • A command without conditions* – Col. 3:20 – in all things • The reward of obedience – good habits, trust, due praise, pleasing to God.

    7. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Children, obey your parents” • “In the Lord”– as He has instructed • “For this is right” • *The one exception – Ac. 5:29 • Even in this, you must obey in all other things

    8. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Honor your father and mother” • Based on The fifth commandment – Ex. 20:12 • “The first commandment with promise”– promises offered if it is performed - preservation

    9. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Honor your father and mother” By obeying them • The first sign of respect! • Prov. 6:22 • Do your best in fulfilling what they ask of you (cf. Col. 3:23)

    10. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Honor your father and mother” By listening to them • Every parent was your age! • Prov. 3:1, 23:22-25

    11. Ephesians 6:1-3 • Show them respect: • Don’t talk back or constantly argue with them • Don’t speak badly of them with your friends • List to their advice and consider it • Realize they DO love you • Obey them, even when they are not around • “Honor your father and mother” By Respecting them • Mannerisms & speech Prov. 30:11, 17; Lev. 19:3, 32

    12. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Honor your father and mother” By Respecting them • What about unfaithful or abusive parents? If they have wronged you they will answer to God, but they are still your parents! (cf. Matt. 5:44)The command has no conditions!

    13. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Honor your father and mother” By being grateful • Gratitude needed by all – Phil. 4:11, 1 Tim. 6:6, Col. 3:15 • Consider what you DO have and what they have done for you • Say “thank you” “I love you”

    14. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Honor your father and mother” Be willing to provide for them in later years • Matt. 15:1-6, 1 Tim. 5:4, 8 • Don’t abandon your parents in their fragile years!

    15. Ephesians 6:1-3 • “Honor your father and mother” By Serving God • Nothing will mean more to godly parents than for you to obey your gospel (for right reasons) • Prov. 23:24-25

    16. May we each strive to fulfill whatever role we are privileged to partake of within our homes according to God’s will