Loving Your Kids By Honoring Your Parents

Premiered Aug 26, 2019
 
 
 
No matter what your relationship is like with your parents, God calls us to honor them. Pastor Darrin Patrick explains what honoring your parents means, and what it doesn’t. He also teaches us how honoring our parents can help us to become better parents ourselves. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:1-4 THE CONTEXT OF HONOR “A family is a covenant community where worship and learning happens in the context of unconditional love.” -Tim Keller •THE GOAL OF MARRIAGE IS INTERDEPENDENCE •THE GOAL OF PARENTING IS INDEPENDENCE •OLD SCHOOL - “CHILD IS A SERVANT” •NEW SCHOOL - “CHILD IS A FRIEND” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 THE REASON FOR HONOR Children, OBEY your parents in the Lord, for this is right. HONOR your father and mother. Ephesians 6:1-2 •ADULT CHILDREN DO NOT HAVE TO OBEY AND SHOULD NOT RELY ON THEIR PARENTS, BUT THEY MUST HONOR THEM •AUTHORITY - WHEN GOD USES FALLIBLE PEOPLE TO PROTECT, DISCIPLINE AND TEACH US HOW TO HONOR YOUR PARENTS •TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY •FIND COMMON GROUND WITH THEM •ASK THEM FOR ADVICE •LISTEN TO THEIR STRUGGLES AND SHARE YOUR JOYS •FORGIVE THEM AND ASK FORGIVENESS FROM THEM ONE KEY TAKEAWAY From this message, what is the one key takeaway you will apply to grow your faith?