by Jeff Lynn

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Children's Roles in the Home
Series: Home Run
Ephesians 6:1-3
Jeff Lynn

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Honor mothers. Have them stand. Pray.


This morning I want to spend the majority of the time addressing children who are still at home.
However, some of the things I will share can apply to a 4th grader as well as to a married adult.
Along the way, I will be interjecting some thoughts toward the parents as well. So, parents, don't tune me out completely.

You students/children may be thinking that a new season for your family is entirely dependent upon your parents.
But you, too, have a role in helping make your family successful and fulfilling.

You, too, need to exercise balance and consistency in order for you to have power.

Believe it or not, children, students; life does not revolve around you.
You need to realize that parenting is difficult work and takes a great deal of sacrifice.
Children, you can go a long way in helping your house be a home.
God has given you the home to teach you how to relate to people the rest of your lives.

• How you relate to your parents will affect every other relationship.
• The way you respect your authority at home will determine how you respect other authority.

Your home is your training ground for the rest of your life.

Charles Sykes, the author of Dumbing Down our Kids, lists eleven rules that graduates didn't learn in school that sets them up for failure in the real world. I'm just showing you four of them:
Rule 1: Life is not fair, get used to it.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 11: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying YOUR bills, cleaning YOUR clothes and listening to YOU talk about how cool YOU are.

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