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1 Ephesians 6:4 Training and Admonition of the Lord

2 Parental Responsibilities Physical and spiritual Physical and spiritual Effects: Immediate and long term Effects: Immediate and long term The truth of the Lord must be used to bring up children, Eph 6:4; 5:17-18 The truth of the Lord must be used to bring up children, Eph 6:4; 5:

3 NURTURE Bring your child to maturity Ephesians 6:4 3

4 Teach to Respect Authority Eph 6:1-2 (Heb 12:9) Be in charge, Prov 1:8; 5:1-2 Not abusive or disregarding Teach them that the world does not revolve around them! Deut 21:18-21; cf. 1 Sam 3:13 4

5 Teach them the Bible 2 Timothy 3:15 By instruction: Foundation for their faith, Rom 10:14 By your life: Show them your love and respect for the Bible by your interest and obedience 5

6 Teach them Love Matthew 22:37-39 For God and Bible, Psa 119:97 For family, Psa 127:3-5; Prov 17:6 For brethren, 1 Jno 3:16-19 For neighbors and enemies, Matt 5:

7 TRAINING A day doth not a man make! Ephesians 6:4; Proverb 19:18 paideia: “The whole training and education of children (which relates to the cultivation of mind and morals, and employs for this purpose now commands and admonitions, now reproof and punishment).” (Thayer) 7

8 Discipline Begins with Teaching Proverbs 22:6; 1:8-9; 4:1-4, Parental commitment Parental discipline, Deut 6:7-9 8

9 Discipline Continues… Proverbs 22:15 By rewarding what is good, cf. Exo 20:6, 12 By correcting disobedience, cf. Gen 4:7 (Prov 23:13-14) 9

10 Discipline with Equity Hebrews 12:5-7, Be impartial, fair, just and evenhanded 10

11 Discipline with Patience Colossians 3:21 God with Israel, Deut 1:30-32 (Heb 3:9-11) Strong-willed child, Prov 13: 24; 29:15, 17 Endurance: Every day! 11

12 ADMONITION Warn of dangers! Joel 1:2-3 12

13 Dangers that Destroy Character 1 Corinthians 15:33-34 Values of the world are not the values of Christ! 1 Jno 2:15 Temptations of the flesh, 1 Pet 2:11; Rom 13:

14 Dangers that Destroy Faith 1 Peter 5:8-9 Peer pressure: Faithless world resists faithful people, Mt 5:10-12 Misplaced priorities, Matt 6:33; 16:26 Materialism, Prov 3:9-10 Intellectualism, Prov 3:5-8 (Rom 1:20-22) 14

15 The Danger of Refusing Parental Discipline Proverbs 3:11-13 Parental motive is love, Prov 3:1-2 Hardship, regret, foolishness and death result from rejecting godly discipline, Prov 4:

16 Parents have a Great Work ! Shaping the next generation, Psa 78:4-7 Shaping the next generation, Psa 78:4-7 God binds the generations together with a cord of faith and love God binds the generations together with a cord of faith and love Honors God, the children and the parents who nurture them in the training and admonition of the Lord Honors God, the children and the parents who nurture them in the training and admonition of the Lord 16


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