God’s Plan for Order in the Church: Part 8

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in Rev. Serven

Duty. A Christian Culture in the Home. To have a well managed home, Ephesians 6 must have been taught. The Duty of Children to Parents. The Promise to Children from the Lord. The Requirement for Children of Church Leaders. How Do Children Show Honor to Their Parents? By demonstrating attitudes of obedience, by not holding past grudges, by showing forth repentance, by speaking words of respect and gratitude, by taking correction and rebuke, by the imitation of godly examples, and by providing for future care.

Text: Ephesians 6:1-3; Colossians 3:20; 1 Timothy 3:4-5, 12; Titus 1:6

Today we will consider the 5th Commandment and all of the blessings that come from diligently observing it. At first thought many adults may consider this sermon is only for children. They are quite mistaken, for the 5th Commandment applies to adults even if they are fully grown and their parents are no longer living.

Let me say it clearly­: this “commandment with a promise” applies to all people whatever age they may be. It is an injunction from the Lord that relates to our past memories, our present actions, and our future decisions. Failure to heed it will result in many frustrating troubles and difficulties throughout a person’s life.

Ultimately, the 5th Commandment points to the Lord Jesus Christ, who was always eager to obey and bring honor to his Father (cf. Luke 2:49; John 5:19-47; 6:25-51; 10:14, 17-18, 27-30; 14:1-14). As Christians, we should follow his perfect example.