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“Brining Honor Back to the Home”

1 Peter 2:17, NKJV

How To Bring Honor Back to Our Homes

  • When we don’t have Honor we have Dishonor—When we have Dishonor we have Disorder
  • When children honor their parents they are honoring God. Ephesians 6:1-3, NKJV; Colossians 3:20, NKJV
  • When children honor God—God honors them with a good and long life.
  • When parents honor their children –we are honoring God. Ephesians 6:4, NKJV
  • We as parents provoke our children by:
    • Correcting in anger. James 1:19-20, NKJV
    • Telling them you’re going to do something and don’t do it. Matthew 5:37, NKJV
    • Not correcting them the right way and the right time.
      • Always correct in private when possible—if we do it right in private we will not have much problem in public.
      • Always discipline with relationship in mind—not your reputation in mind.
      • The trend in our culture is to make our children experience-rich and relationship-poor.
      • We often over-react because we are under involved!
    • Insights about restriction:
      • Restriction alone does not work –Restriction without relationship = Rebellion.
      • Restriction has to relate to the problem.
    • By putting our wants, needs, and desires before them—that’s called selfishness.

Right Relationships = Right Influence

  • When it matters most, the quality of our relationship with our children will determine the weight of our influence.
  • In the early years a parent’s influence is based on size and position.
  • Our children need our influence the most when they make the decisions that matter the most.
  • When we honor God by honoring our children, our children grow up honoring us. Proverbs 31:25, NKJV; Proverbs 31;28, NKJV
  • Train our children to honor and respect their parents and those older than them—If we teach them that it will return to us. Proverbs 22:6, NKJV
  • Parents cannot allow one to corrupt the rest of the family. Prov. 13:24, CEV; Prov. 19:18, NLT; Prov. 22:15, NIV; Prov. 23:13-14, NLT; Prov. 29:15, NLT; Exodus 21:15, NLT; Exodus 21:17, NLT; Lev. 20:9, CEV; Deut. 21:18-21, NLT
  • When mates honor each other we are honoring God. Ephesians 5:28, NKJV
  • When we honor those in authority over us we are honoring God. 1 Timothy 5:17, NKJV; Hebrews 13:17, NKJV; Romans 13:1-4, NKJV
  • When we honor those under us—kids, employees, church family members –we honor God.
  • When we honor God with our finances (tithe), time, & talent God honors us.
  • When we honor God in one area God honors us—when we don’t honor God in some area God does not honor us.
  • Being honored by God we are blessed, protected, and provided for—example Jesus honored his parents—Jesus increased in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and men. Luke 2:41-52, NKJV; Matthew 10:1, NKJV; Matthew 14:16-21, NKJV; Matthew 19:28, NKJV; Matthew 9:20-22, NKJV; Mark 5:42, NKJV; Luke 2:41-52, NKJV