A Mother’s Day Message
“Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land...” EXODUS 20:12 (NIV)
I. WHY DID GOD GIVE THIS COMMANDMENT?
II. HOW TO HONOR MY PARENTS
1. AS A CHILD, I HONOR MY PARENTS BY ______________________ AND ___________________ THEM.
“Children, obey your parents; this is the right thing to do because God has placed them in authority over you.” EPHESIANS 6:1(TLB)
“A son who mistreats his father or mother is a public disgrace.” PROVERBS 19:26 (TLB)
2. AS A YOUNG PERSON, I HONOR MY PARENTS BY _____________________ AND _________________________ THEM
“Listen to your father who gave you your life and do not despise your mother.” PROVERBS 23:22 (NIV)
“If you curse your parents, your life will end like a lamp that goes out in the dark.” PROVERBS 20:20 (TEV)
“Be grateful for the good things that the Lord has given you and your family...” DEUTERONOMY 26:11 (TEV)
“When your mother is old, show her your appreciation.” PROVERBS 23:22 (TEV)
3. AS AN ADULT, I HONOR MY PARENTS BY _____________________________________ AND _______________________________ THEM.
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.” PROVERBS 3:27 (NIV)
“Anyone who won’t care for his own relatives when they need help, especially his own family, has no right to say he is a Christian. Such a person is worse than the heathen.” 1 TIMOTHY 5:8 (TLB)
A WORD TO PARENTS: Be ‘honorable’!
“And now a word to you parents; Don’t keep on scolding and nagging your children, making them angry and resentful. Rather, bring them up with loving discipline...” EPHESIANS 6:4 (TLB)