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Men of Honor

Men of Honor

Jun 18, 2017

Passage: Ephesians 6:1-4

Preacher: Darrell Jones

Series: Father's Day Messages

Category: Sermons


Men of Honor

Ephesians 6:1-4



1.            Read Ephesians 6:1-4



2.            Pray



I.       The Role of a Child



A.           Obey



1.            The Greek word for child is defined as, anyone living in full dependence of a parent.


2.            The child is the family member who lives at the protection/provision of the parents. 


         a.      “As long as you live under my roof!”


3.            The Greek word translated “obey”, speaks of a soldier about to engage into battle, listening carefully for the orders and instructions of his commanding officer.




B.           Honor



1.            This responsibility goes beyond the timetable of obedience.


2.            The antonym is “to shame”






II.     The Role of a Father



         A.     Do not provoke to anger



1.            Colossians 3:21 gives the amplification when it says, “Fathers provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.”


2.            The antonym is “to be encouraged”.



         B.      Bring them up



1.            Instruction to the Father is specific.


2.            “Bringing them up” is a clearly articulated responsibility of a father.


3.            This is not simply the responsibility of the Mother.



         C.     Nurture



1.            The same word translated “nurture” here is also used in Hebrews 12:6, “Whom the Father loves, He chastens—or nurtures, or disciplines.”


2.            A child is not simply born a clean slate… but is actually born acting out as though he is the center of the universe.


3.            “Childish” is the term used to classify self-centered tantrums.



         D.     In the Admonition of the Lord



1.            The Greek word for Admonition means “to warn”


2.            Nurturing them in the admonition of the Lord is simply to use opportunities that arise naturally to help them to grow spiritually.


3.            Training them in the reality of the presence of “God” and “others” is the goal of nurture


a.             This is the admonition of the Lord as revealed in the 10 commandments.