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2601 24th Ave SE
Norman, OK 73071


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Spirit-Filled Relationships: Parents and Children


Spirit-Filled Relationships: Parents and Children

Mike Butler

Spirit-Filled Relationships: Parents and Children: Family should be a safe haven. It should be the place where everyone understands who they are and finds join in it. It should be the one place in our lives where there is absolutely no question that we belong. However, for so many people that simply is not the case. With so much confusion and uncertainty in the “outside world”, family is an often blurred reality. However, if we could understand God’s plan for the family and apply it, we’d find that the most wonderful place on earth is the Home. This week, Pastor Butler will continue through Ephesians 5 and 6 as he challenges us to step back and examine God’s plan for making sure that our house is a truly a home by speaking of the relationships between parents, children, and Jesus. Join us Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 am for worship in our Main Sanctuary (9:00/10:30) and the South Building (10:30). Visit us at

Spirit-Filled Relationships: Parents and Children (Eph. 6:1-4)

All spirit-filled relationships are based on submission, love, and respect.

Ephesians 5:18-21, NIV 2011 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Ephesians 5:22-33, NIV 2011  22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.   

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—30 for we are members of his body.

31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.  

Ephesians 6:1-4, NIV 2011 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Children in the LORD obey their parents because it is:

  1. Right

  2. Commanded

  3. Blessed

  4. Modeled

Parents will make it easier for children to obey by the way they:

  1. Encourage

  2. Nurture

  3. Educate  

Things to remember:

  • Godly parents want their children to succeed in the days ahead.

  • Godly children will return the favor when parents get older.

  • Not every adult will be a parent, but every adult was a child at one point.

  • Children will be adults much longer than they were children.

  • Some adults will become parents - even if they have no children.