TEXT: Ephesians 6:1-4

The Holy Spirit wants to control every area of your life (Ephesians 5:18)       – Being “filled with the Spirit” – He will be in total control of our lives and   we will live lives that pleases the Lord; we will worship in a manner that glorifies the Lord and every relationship in our lives will honor Him.

Spirit-Filled Homes is an important teaching that every family needs to  hear.


  • Two commands:
  • (1) vs. 1 – “Children, obey your parents” – two reasons given to “obey”- It’s the spiritual thing to do – “in the Lord” – It is the    ethical thing to do – “for this is right” – Colossians 3:20 – “in all things”- Hebrews 5:8
  • (2) vs. 2 – “Honor your father and mother” – “honor” means “to respect them; to value them; to hold them in high regard”
  • Children who honor their parents are given a tremendous     promise” “that it may be well with you and that you may live      long on the earth”


  • “fathers”- the Lord is speaking about the role of both parents in     the lives of their children
  • There Is A Caution – “Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath”     – Colossians 3:21
    • “provoke” means “give rise to” – 5 ways parents tend to do this (1) Overprotection (2) Overindulgence (3) Favoritism    (4) Frustration (5) Neglect
    • 4 factors necessary to prevent delinquency: (1) Fathers be firm,      fair, and consistent in discipline – Love (2) Mothers loving supervise, keeping your eye your children’s lives to be sure they have what they need, and that they are walking the right path      (3) Parents demonstrated love and affection for each other and      for your children (4) Families spend time together where all participated
    • There Is A Command – “bring them up” – (1) Discipline Children       – “nurture” (KJV) means “education and training” – set     boundaries (relationship plus rules to obey) – Proverbs 13:24, Proverbs 22:15 (2) Direct Children – “admonish” (KJV) means     “to teach by means of words” – essential to spend quality time    and quantity time with your children – demonstrate and communicate constantly to your children your faith in Jesus    Christ – Openly talk about your faith – Teach them the Word of    God. Love them unconditionally.
    • Deuteronomy 6:6-9


REMEMBER: It is far easier to build a child than to repair an adult! May     we be Spirit-Filled Parents, may our children be Spirit-Filled and may our homes be Spirit-Filled to the Lord’s praise and glory.

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