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Title: Honoring Your Father and Mother

Today we are going to talk about a very important commandment that is often overlooked in our society, especially by teenagers. The Bible tells us in Exodus 20:12, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” This commandment is tied to a promise of God’s blessing, and it’s something that we should take very seriously. So, let’s explore what it means to honor our parents and why it’s so important.

Respecting Parents:
1. Listen and obey: One way to honor your parents is by listening to their advice and obeying their rules. This doesn’t mean blindly following everything they say, but it does mean showing them respect by considering their wisdom and authority in your life.

2. Speak with kindness: It’s easy to get frustrated with our parents, especially as teenagers. But it’s important to remember that our words have power. Speaking to our parents with kindness and respect, even in times of disagreement, is a way of honoring them.

3. Show appreciation: Take the time to thank your parents for all that they do for you. Whether it’s a ride to a friend’s house, a home-cooked meal, or their love and support, expressing gratitude is a way of honoring them.

4. Seek their counsel: When faced with important decisions, it’s wise to seek your parents’ advice and guidance. They have years of experience and can offer valuable insight. Even if you ultimately make your own decision, honoring your parents means considering their input.

Consequences and blessings:
The Bible tells us that when we honor our parents, we will live long in the land that the Lord has given us. This is a promise of God’s blessing for obedience. On the other hand, failing to honor our parents can lead to negative consequences in our lives. It can strain our relationship with them, and ultimately hinder our own ability to thrive and find peace.

Honoring our parents is not always easy, especially in the teenage years when we are discovering our own independence. But it is a commandment of God, and it is for our own good. By respecting and honoring our parents, we are showing them love and gratitude, and we are opening ourselves up to the blessings of God. Let’s strive to honor our father and mother in all that we do.

Questions for Lesson

1. How does honoring your father and mother align with the teachings of Jesus?
2. What are some practical ways to show respect to your parents on a daily basis?
3. Share a personal experience of a time when you had to demonstrate respect for your parents, even when it was challenging.
4. According to Ephesians 6:1-3, what promise is given to those who honor their parents?
5. How can striving to honor your parents reflect your love for God?
6. What are some common misconceptions about respecting parents, and how does the Bible address them?


Exodus 20:12
Ephesians 6:1-3
Colossians 3:20
Proverbs 23:22-25
Matthew 15:4

Worship Music for LEsson

1. “The Power of a Father’s Love” by Jeremy Camp
2. “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
3. “A Mother’s Prayer” by Rachel Aldous
4. “Honor Thy Father” by Whosoever South

Object Lesson

Illustration: The Importance of Honoring Your Father and Mother

Props needed:
– A table
– A broken vase or picture frame
– A hammer

How to present the illustration:
1. Begin by inviting a teenager to come up and stand next to the table.
2. On the table, place the broken vase or picture frame and the hammer.
3. Start by explaining the concept of honoring your father and mother to the audience and the importance of respecting and obeying them as teenagers.
4. Then, ask the teenager to pick up the hammer and try to repair the broken vase or picture frame with it.
5. As the teenager attempts to repair the broken object, explain that just like the hammer is not the right tool to fix the broken item, disrespecting or disobeying your parents is not the right way to honor them.
6. After the teenager realizes that the hammer cannot fix the broken object, have them put down the hammer and gently start to put the broken pieces back together, symbolizing the way to honor parents – gently and respectfully.
7. Lastly, emphasize to the audience the importance of using the right tools – communication, understanding, and compassion – to honor and respect their parents, and the impact it can have on their relationship with them.


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