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Family Life Series. Obedience is first and foremost a commitment to God Obedience is an active pursuit not a passive obligation Obedience is both an action.

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1 Family Life Series

2 Obedience is first and foremost a commitment to God Obedience is an active pursuit not a passive obligation Obedience is both an action and an attitude Obedience is not optional in the case of imperfect parents and parenting Honor celebrates and recognizes the worth of God’s gift of parents Honor continues into adulthood (1 Timothy 5:8) “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother,” Ephesians 6:1, 2 “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8

3 Family Life Series The foolish son reaps dishonor, discontent and destruction – Proverbs 17:21, 25; 19:13, 26; 20:20; 28:24; 30:11, 17; 28:7; 13:15 The wise son inherits praise, peace and prosperity – Proverbs 13:1; 15:20; 23:24-25; 29 which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth. Ephesians 6:3

4 Family Life Series The foolish son reaps dishonor, discontent and destruction – Proverbs 17:21, 25; 19:13, 26; 20:20; 28:24; 30:11, 17; 28:7; 13:15 Proverbs 17:21 21 He who begets a scoffer does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy. Proverbs 17:25 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her who bore him. Proverbs 19:13 13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping. Proverbs 19:26 26 He who mistreats his father and chases away his mother Is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.

5 Family Life Series The foolish son reaps dishonor, discontent and destruction – Proverbs 17:21, 25; 19:13, 26; 20:20; 28:24; 30:11, 17; 28:7; 13:15 – Proverbs 20:20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp will be put out in deep darkness. – Proverbs 28:24 Whoever robs his father or his mother, And says, “It is no transgression,” The same is companion to a destroyer. – Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curses its father, And does not bless its mother.

6 Family Life Series The foolish son reaps dishonor, discontent and destruction – Proverbs 17:21, 25; 19:13, 26; 20:20; 28:24; 30:11, 17; 28:7; 13:15 Proverbs 30:17 17 The eye that mocks his father, And scorns obedience to his mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it. Proverbs 28:7 7 Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, But a companion of gluttons shames his father. Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding gains favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard

7 Family Life Series The foolish son reaps dishonor, discontent and destruction – Proverbs 17:21, 25; 19:13, 26; 20:20; 28:24; 30:11, 17; 28:7; 13:15 The wise son inherits praise, peace and prosperity – Proverbs 13:1; 15:20; 23:24-25; 29 Proverbs 13:1 1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. Proverbs 15:20 20 A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

8 Family Life Series The foolish son reaps dishonor, discontent and destruction – Proverbs 17:21, 25; 19:13, 26; 20:20; 28:24; 30:11, 17; 28:7; 13:15 The wise son inherits praise, peace and prosperity – Proverbs 13:1; 15:20; 23:24-25; 29 Proverbs 23: The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him. 25 Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her who bore you rejoice. Proverbs 29:3 3 Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.

9 Family Life Series Do not exasperate your children with inconsistent discipline Do not exasperate your children with unrealistic expectations Do not exasperate your children with lawlessness Do not exasperate your children with relation-less rules RULES WITHOUT RELATIONSHIP LEADS TO REBELLION Ephesians 6:4, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Colossians 3:20-21 “Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.”

10 Family Life Series Discipline—Correction through consequences – Hebrews 12:5-11, Proverbs 22:15 Ephesians 6:4, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

11 Family Life Series Discipline—Correction through consequences – Hebrews 12:5-11, Proverbs 22:15 Hebrews 12: And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; 6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”

12 Family Life Series Discipline—Correction through consequences – Hebrews 12:5-11, Proverbs 22:15 Hebrews 12: If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.

13 Family Life Series Discipline—Correction through consequences – Hebrews 12:5-11, Proverbs 22:15 Hebrews 12: Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.

14 Family Life Series Discipline—Correction through consequences – Hebrews 12:5-11, Proverbs 22:15 Hebrews 12: Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Proverbs 22:15 15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.

15 Family Life Series Discipline—Correction through consequences – Hebrews 12:5-11, Proverbs 22:15 Hebrews 12: Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Proverbs 22:15 15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.

16 Family Life Series Discipline—Correction through consequences – Hebrews 12:5-11, Proverbs 22:15 Direction—Correction through instruction – Proverbs 17:10 Proverbs 17:10 10 Rebuke is more effective for a wise man Than a hundred blows on a fool.

17 Family Life Series Discipline— Correction through consequences Direction— Correction through instruction (infancy thru adulthood) Age of child

18 Family Life Series Train Up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not go far from it.Proverbs 22:6 Christ-Like characterThe opposite ObedienceWillfulness/Rebellion ContentmentCovetousness ForgivenessRejection/Bitterness TruthfulnessDeception

19 Family Life Series To Children… Obey and Honor To Parents… Bring Them up -Don’t Exasperate -Do Discipline -Do Direct


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