Your Parents are Important In your Life

Ephesians 6:1

Central Theme:  You are to learn to be friends with your parents.

Introduction–A choir member years ago told me that his mother was of the devil because she made him clean the bathroom when he dirtied it.  I told him to call her and apologize.  Have a member read Ephesians 6:1.

       I.     Jesus was a boy but he was God.

          A. His parents didn‘t understand or respect him.

          B. He was patient with them and he helped them to understand him.

      II.     You are in a bad position–adult but you live a home.

              A. You seek and desire independence but you still need special guidance in many things.

              B. You may be pulled by professionals to GROW UP and move out of your parent’s home into an apartment.  But your parents will have to fix any messes that are made if you don’t make wise decisions.

    III.     Talk to your parents.

              1.  Let them know that you will always side with them.

              2.  You know they don’t know everything but you also need wisdom to help them understand you.

                   A.      At times, when I have been talking about his parents and they don’t understand me, I take the time to listen to them and then to explain my position.

Conclusion      Parents are to be honored and loved.  We can work to help them understand us.