close

Вход

Забыли?

вход по аккаунту

код для вставкиСкачать
PARENTS, HOLD FAST!
EPH. 6:1-4
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is
right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first
commandment with promise;)
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest
live long on the earth.
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to
wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and
admonition of the Lord.
(By Ron Halbrook)
1
PARENTS, HOLD FAST!
Intro.:
1. Eph. 6:1-4 Parents’ Duty: Teach Children to
Love & Obey God
2. These Truths Help Us to Hold Fast:
 God Ordained Parental Duty & Authority as a
Blessing.
 God Ordained the Duty of Discipline.
 Parents Must Lead in Practical Ways.
 Parents Must Hold Fast Whether or Not Children
Cooperate.
2
I. God Ordained Parental Duty &
Authority as a Blessing.
A. God Ordained Husband-Wife Relationship &
Authority of Parents Over Children.
 Based on Unselfish Love
 Blesses All of Us
3
I. God Ordained Parental Duty & Authority
As a Blessing.
B. Eph. 6:1-4 Addresses Our Duties:
Vs. 1 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord:
for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother;”
Outward Conformity, Inward Submission
Vs. 2 “(which is the first commandment with
promise;)
First, Foremost, Foundational
Vs. 3 “That it may be well with thee, and thou
mayest live long on the earth.”
Promotes Well-Being, Protects
4
I. God Ordained Parental Duty & Authority
As a Blessing.
B. Eph. 6:1-4 Addresses Our Duties:
4 “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to
wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and
admonition of the Lord.”
Fathers Bear First & Greatest Responsibility
Anger, Rebellion Provoked by Sin & Abuse
Instruct by Correction & by Affectionate
Rebuke
5
I. God Ordained Parental Duty & Authority
As a Blessing.
C. Col. 3:18-21 Addresses Our Duties:
Vs. 18 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own
husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.”
Submit to Please God First
Vs. 19 “Husbands, love your wives, and be not
bitter against them.”
Lead by Unselfish Love VS Bitterness
Vs. 20 “Children, obey your parents in all things:
for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.”
Obey to Please God First
6
I. God Ordained Parental Duty & Authority
As a Blessing.
C. Col. 3:18-21 Addresses Our Duties:
Vs. 21 “Fathers, provoke not your children to
anger, lest they be discouraged.”
Address Man 2nd Time!
Sin & Abuse Provoke Rebellion
Bitterness Toward Wife Provokes Anger in
Child
7
I. God Ordained Parental Duty & Authority
As a Blessing.
D. The Divine Order Blesses Our Lives.
 Order
of Physical Universe:
Position of Sun, Moon, & Stars
 Order in Family Life
Husband Love, Lead, Not Provoke
Wife Submit, Cooperate
Child Obey, Honor
8
II. God Ordained the Duty of Discipline.
A. Parents Must Assert God-Given Authority.
Eph. 6:1, 4
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this
is right…. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your
children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture
and admonition of the Lord.
B. Liberal Psychologists Are Wrong, God Is Right.
 Dr. Benjamin Spock in 1950s-60s Liberal
 1960s-70s Generation Despised Authority
 In 1980s Dr. Spock Admitted He Was Wrong!
9
II. God Ordained the Duty of Discipline.
B. The Bible Was Right All Along About Discipline!
Prov. 1:7; 22:6 God’s Handbook for Raising
Children
Prov. 13:24 “He that spareth his rod hateth his
son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him
betimes.”
Prov. 19:18 “Chasten thy son while there is
hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.”
Prov. 22:15 “Foolishness is bound in the heart of
a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far
from him.”
10
II. God Ordained the Duty of Discipline.
B. The Bible Was Right All Along About Discipline!
Prov. 23:13 “Withhold not correction from the
child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall
not die.”
Prov. 29:15 “The rod and reproof give wisdom:
but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to
shame.”
Prov. 29:17 “Correct thy son, and he shall give
thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.”
 When Child Defies Parent, Parent Must Hold
Fast by Meting Out Consequences—Child Will
Make It Unpleasant, Parent Make It More So! 11
II. God Ordained the Duty of Discipline.
D. Eccl. 8:11 When Child Defies Parent, He Will
Encroach More Unless Stopped.
Parents Suffer Agony of Ungrateful Child.
Church Suffers in Every Way.
Society Suffers Failed Homes, Rebels,
Destruction.
Prov. 30:17 “The eye that mocketh at his father,
and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of
the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles
shall eat it.”
12
III. Parents Must Lead in Practical Ways.
A. God Teaches Duty of Practical Leadership.
 Duty of Eph. 6:4 Outlined in Deut. 6:4-9:
 Vs.4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is
one LORD:”
 Vs. 5 “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy might.”
 Vs. 6 “And these words, which I command
thee this day, shall be in thine heart:”
 Vv. 7-9 “And thou shalt teach them diligently
unto thy children…”
13
III. Parents Must Lead in Practical Ways.
B. Young People Yearn for Leadership!
C. Some Ways Parents Can Lead:
Personal Commitment: Obey Gospel,
Read Bible & Pray, Be Faithful (2 Tim. 3:15)
“Bring Them Up:” Spend Time with Them (Eph.6:4)
Insist They Prepare School & Bible Class Lessons
(2 Tim. 3:16; Matt. 6:33)
Open Home to Children & Friends (1 Cor. 11:34)
Set High Moral Standards
Parents Have Final Say in Decisions
Consider Child’s Input, No Compromise in Principle
Help Distinguish Harmless & Harmful Fads
D. Miniskirt Battle: Parents Lead or Follow?
14
IV. We Must Hold Fast Whether or
Not Children Cooperate.
A. Prov. 22:6; Eph. 6:4 Our Duty Does Not
Change with Whims of a Child.
B. Gen. 18:19 Our Reaction to This Duty
Reveals Our Character.
C. 1 Sam. 3:11-13 Eil Failed His Duty
When His Children Rebelled.
D. Deut. 21:18-21 Parents May Fulfill Their
Duty, Yet Children Rebel.
E. Josh. 24:15 God Is Looking for Leaders!15
PARENTS, HOLD FAST!
JOSH. 24:15
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve
the LORD, choose you this day whom ye
will serve; whether the gods which your
fathers served that were on the other side
of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in
whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my
house, we will serve the LORD.
16
1/--страниц
Пожаловаться на содержимое документа