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Life in the family & at work – Eph.6:1-9 Review 1. Gods great plan – unite all under Jesus 1:9,10 2. The plan carried out through Jesus –ch.1,2 3. Displaying.

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1 Life in the family & at work – Eph.6:1-9 Review 1. Gods great plan – unite all under Jesus 1:9,10 2. The plan carried out through Jesus –ch.1,2 3. Displaying the plan through the Church – ch.3,4 - announcing the plan – ch.3 - announcing the plan – ch.3 - the unity of the Church – 4:1-6 - the unity of the Church – 4:1-6 - serving one another – 4: serving one another – 4: shining as lights – 4:17-5:21 – holy, loving & joyful - shining as lights – 4:17-5:21 – holy, loving & joyful

2 1. Living in families - 6:1-4 A family is a formation centre – learning how to obey God a. Children – v Obeying parents – discipleship 1. Obeying parents – discipleship 2. Not unconditional obedience 2. Not unconditional obedience 3. Obedience of non-christian parents 3. Obedience of non-christian parents 4. As adults – honour parents -1Tim.5:4,8 4. As adults – honour parents -1Tim.5:4,8 5. The blessing of obedience 5. The blessing of obedience Our example – Jesus – Lk.2:51,52; John19:26,27

3 b. Parents They learn to obey God as they 1. Exercise authority lovingly & wisely – love & discipline must go together 2. Provide nurture & training – Dt.6:4-9,20,21; Ps.78:4-8; Proverbs - observe the world around us - observe the world around us - accumulated wisdom from the past - accumulated wisdom from the past - revelation in the Bible - revelation in the Bible We fail as parents – we need the Cross & Spirit

4 2. Life at work – 6:5-9 Workers & Bosses are to obey Christ a. Workers –v Attitude –v.5 1. Attitude –v.5 2. Commitment –v.6 2. Commitment –v.6 3. Motivation – v.7 3. Motivation – v.7 4. Expectation – v.8 Col.3:24 4. Expectation – v.8 Col.3:24 Work is Worship – Practise the presence of God

5 b. Bosses – v.9 They show their obedience of Christ as they 1. Relate to their workers a. Uncommon courtesy – in the same way a. Uncommon courtesy – in the same way b. Justice b. Justice c. Genuine care c. Genuine care 2. Relate to God – they are accountable to him

6 3. Our calling a. Obey Christ where you are b. We need the Spirit to empower us – to live holy, loving & joyful lives c. We need the Cross of Christ - Forgiveness - Forgiveness - Our example of humble, sacrificial living - Our example of humble, sacrificial living d. We fix our eyes on the future – Col.3:24


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