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Summary: The world we live in has undergone drastic social change. Authority has become a dirty word. We find it difficult to give our total support and loyalty to our parents or teachers.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Sermon by Jeffery Anselmi on sermoncentral.com "The Role of Christian Children & Their Family Eph. 6:1-4"

"Dear Mum and Dad" by Chua Wee Hian, Inter-Varsity Press, 1984.

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Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa. E-Mail: Mentorship2003@yahoo.co.uk

Note to the reader: If you have been blessed with this sermon compilation, I would be honoured to receive an e-mail from you merely telling me where in the world you are based - I do not need any other information. This is merely so that I can have the pleasure of giving thanks to Almighty God for the fact that all over the globe, the ministry which he has entrusted to me, is blessing the body of Christ and helping to extend the Kingdom of God.

Thank you.

Herman Abrahams,

Cape Town, South Africa.

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Children, Obey and Honour Your Parents_Ephesians 6:1 - 3

Eph 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Eph 6:2 Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise

Eph 6:3 that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.

INTRODUCTION

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The world we live in has undergone drastic social change.

X Authority has become a dirty word.

X We find it difficult to give our total support and loyalty to our parents or teachers.

X Many children no longer accept the authority of their parents as final.

X Even at an early age most of us would have tested our parents to see whether they would give in to us or whether they would maintain their parental principles.

IN THE LAST DAYS

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2Ti 3:1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.

2Ti 3:2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

It is therefore important for us to consider seriously the implications of honouring and obeying our parents.

X Do we always have to obey them?

X How do we show proper respect and honour to our parents, even when they have done things which are questionable.

A. OBEY YOUR PARENTS (Vs 1).

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Ephesians 6:1-3

Eph 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Colossians 3:20

Col 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

1. In the original (Greek) text the word which is translated ’obey’ comes from two words, ’hear’ and ’under’. A rigidly literal translation could be to ’hear under’ i.e. ’to listen attentively’. What is in view here is a conscious and deliberate listening, listening so as to really hear. (See Strong’s Greek Dictionary no. 5219).

2. God’s word of wisdom to children is simple: Children, obey your parents in the Lord. It is a simple and straightforward word. How it is needed! I know this might be a shock to you, but children don’t always obey their parents!


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