Sermon Outline from February 16th, 2014. Children and Parents

Home Improvements, pt 2.

Children and Parents



NIV  Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise– “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”


It’s NOT About Feeling

It’s NOT About Agreement

It’s NOT About Convenience 

It’s All About Actions

NIV  Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.


It’s All About Intentions

My Actions Reflect Back On My Parents

Honoring My Parents Reflects Positively On Me

NIV  Proverbs 10:1 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.



NIV  Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Do Not Anger…

παροργίζω – To Provoke to Anger, Enrage, Embitter

It Has To Do With Purpose

NIV  Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

It Has To Do With Boundaries

NIV  Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.


Through What We Say

NIV  Psalms 78:3-4 What we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.

Through What We Do

NIV  Deuteronomy 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.


The Last Word On Family

NIV  Malachi 4:5-6 “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.  He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”