Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 8.11.13 on Ephesians 6.1-4

Here are the sermon notes from Sunday, 8.11.13, on Ephesians 6.1-4.  You can get these notes in PDF and the sermon audio on our website,  You can also get the audio on iTunes via our podcast.


22 – The Spirit and Parents 
Ephesians 6.1-4

The Spirit fills us to parent – the Kingdom is present and powerful for moments like this

Honor is a posture of the heart

Take our cue from the responsibility of kids: responsiveness.
That’s what we’re training them to do – be responsive to us so that they can
be responsive to God

If we’re training kids to respond to the voice of God, how do we do that?

The Positive Path of Training
  • Train them in the Gospel via your words and actions
  • Train them to respect authority
  • Train them to work
  • The biblical picture is of an arrow: drawn back and then released
  • Draw them back for nurture, instruction, training
    Let them go for experience, purpose, impact

The Negative Path of Warning
  • We have to disabuse ourselves of the notion that our kids are to be our friends.
  • We live in a culture that never wants a child to be angry:
  • The biblical picture is an heirloom: a family treasure 

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