Sunday, April 10, 2016

I am Fathered

Pastor Delbert
Ephesians 6  Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. "Honor your father and mother." This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, "things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth." Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.

Husbands love your Wives. Submitting to one another in love.
Some husbands are bad heads but they are the head of the household whether they like it or not.
Our left and right hands compliment each other like husband and wife compliment each other.

Children are born with a sinful nature. Their nature causes them to their tantrums, disobey, etc without being encouraged to do that.

We are teaching that in children's ministry and giving them the opportunity to pray. 2 Timothy 3.15 children need to be exposed to the gospel.

Obedience comes from honour. Inward honour makes it easier to obey. Honour is to give great respect. Jesus had respect to his father.

We live in a culture of democracy. Some other cultures operate on the honour system.

Jesus honoured his own disciples.
1. Mom and dad. Couples. You need to agree with each other. Not say yes when your partner says no to the kids. Family who is doing what? Are you of the same faith? Common agreement is very important. What faith will we follow? There are so many dysfunctional families. Isaac and Rebekah Genesis 27.11 seriously broken relationship. Isaac had told the philistine king that she was his sister. Laban deceived Jacob.

Jacob wrestled with God and God renamed him Israel.

You are loved. Take my life and let it be yours, father.

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