Your Parents are Important In your Life

Ephesians 6:1

The third week in May 2004

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.  An adult but you live a home.

              A. Seeking independence; but you need special guidance in many things.

              B. Pulled by professionals to GROW UP; but your parents will have to fix any messes you make while learning hard lessons.

    III.     Talk to your parents.

              1.  Always side with them, even against your favorite paid companion.

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

                   A.      Richard Stimson said that when he became an adult he started talking with his dad and asked about the things that he didn’t understand.   

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