Family Makeover - Part 2 (4 of 8) by Larry Osborne

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Family Makeover - Part 2 (4 of 8)
Series: Extreme Makeover: Life Edition
Dr. Larry Osborne
Ephesians 6:1-4

A QUICK REVIEW: Ephesians 6:1-4
Romans 1:28-30 and 2 Timothy 3:1-2

1. Children: Obey your parents in the Lord. (vs. 1)

2. Everyone: Honor your father and mother. (vs. 2-3)

3. Parents: Be reasonable as you raise your children in the Lord. (vs. 4)

THE FINE PRINT: A Closer Look At Some Real Life Scenarios. . .

- A Child's Obedience

How Far? Obey if unreasonable - disobey if immoral.
Colossians 3:20/ Hebrews 13:17/ 1 Samuel 20, 31:1-6 and 2 Samuel 1:1-17/ Acts 5:28-29

How Long?
Ephesians 5:31 and Genesis 2:23-24/ Teknon (Child) = Underage and under roof.

1) Until marriage.

2) Until financial independence.

- A Son or Daughter's Honor

Honor doesn't mean letting your parents run your life.
Genesis 2:23-24/ Matthew 10:37-39/ Matthew 12:46-50

Honor is shown by respect, kindness and support.
1 Timothy 5:3-4, 8 and Matthew 15:3-9

- A Parent's #1 Responsibility

Passing the spiritual torch = Instilling the fear of the Lord.
Proverbs 1:7 and 16:6/ Matthew 16:26/ 1 Timothy 3:4

Our three most powerful tools:

1) The Power of Example.
Deuteronomy 6:1-9

2) The Power of Pain.
Proverbs 22:15/ Luke 15:11-32/ 1 Samuel 2:22-25 an ...


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