God's blueprint for families (Exodus 20:1-2, Exodus 20:12-17, Ephesians 6:1-4, Psalm 58:3, Exodus 21:15, Exodus 21:17, Deuteronomy 21:18-21)Stephen Neilly, March 16, 2014
Part of the Gods instructions for life series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
The position of the commandment
The practice of the commandment
The promise in this commandment
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Exodus 20:1–2 (Listen)
20:1 And God spoke all these words, saying,
2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Exodus 20:12–17 (Listen)
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”
Ephesians 6:1–4 (Listen)
6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Psalm 58:3 (Listen)
3 The wicked are estranged from the womb;
they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
Exodus 21:15 (Listen)
15 “Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.
Exodus 21:17 (Listen)
17 “Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.
Deuteronomy 21:18–21 (Listen)
18 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, 19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, 20 and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ 21 Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.