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Lesson Title: The Importance of Obedience to Your Parents

As teenagers, it can be easy to think that we know better than our parents and that we don’t need to listen to them. However, as followers of Christ, it is important for us to remember the commandment to honor our parents. In today’s lesson, we will discuss the importance of obedience to our parents and how it reflects our relationship with God.

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

Respecting and Obeying Parents:
1. God’s Design for the Family: God has ordained the family as the foundation of society, and parents are given the responsibility to raise their children in the ways of the Lord. By respecting and obeying our parents, we are following God’s design for the family and showing our trust in His plan for our lives.

2. Demonstrating Love and Gratitude: Our parents have sacrificed so much for us and have given us love, guidance, and support throughout our lives. Obedience is a way for us to show love and gratitude to our parents for all that they have done for us.

3. Learning Humility and Submission: Obedience to our parents teaches us humility and submission, virtues that are essential in our walk with Christ. By submitting to our parents’ authority, we are practicing obedience to God and learning to trust His wisdom and guidance.

4. Setting an Example for Others: As young Christians, we are called to be a light to the world and set an example for others to follow. By obeying our parents with respect and humility, we are reflecting the love of Christ and showing others the importance of honoring authority in our lives.

In conclusion, obedience to our parents is not just about following rules or pleasing them – it is about honoring God’s commandment and living out our faith in every aspect of our lives. As teenagers, let us strive to respect and obey our parents, trusting in God’s plan and walking in His ways. May we always remember the importance of obedience to our parents and the blessing that comes from honoring them in the Lord.

Questions for Lesson

1. In what ways does the Bible emphasize the importance of obeying and respecting your parents?
2. How does showing respect to your parents reflect your obedience to God’s commands as outlined in the Bible?
3. How can honoring your parents help to strengthen your relationship with them and with God?
4. How do you feel when your parents ask you to do something that you don’t want to do? How can you respond in a way that demonstrates respect and obedience?
5. What specific biblical verses can you reference that support the idea of honoring and obeying your parents?
6. According to Ephesians 6:1-3, what promise is given to those who honor their parents?


1. Exodus 20:12
2. Ephesians 6:1-3
3. Proverbs 1:8-9
4. Colossians 3:20
5. Deuteronomy 5:16
6. Proverbs 23:22
7. Proverbs 6:20-22
8. Leviticus 19:3

Worship Music for LEsson

1. “Trust and Obey” by Big Daddy Weave
2. “I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin
3. “Do Everything” by Steven Curtis Chapman
4. “Live Out Loud” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Object Lesson

Title: The Importance of Obedience to Your Parents

Props Needed:
– A miniature replica of a parent figure (e.g. a toy figurine)
– A smooth, straight path made out of cardboard or paper
– A small obstacle course set up with blocks or books
– A fake storm cloud (made out of cotton balls or paper)
– A makeshift finish line made out of ribbon or string
– A small car toy

1. Start by introducing the miniature parent figure and explaining that they represent the guidance of parents in a teen’s life.
2. Place the parent figure at the beginning of the smooth, straight path, symbolizing the clear direction parents provide.
3. Next, set up the obstacle course in the middle of the path, representing the challenges and temptations teens may face when they choose not to obey their parents.
4. Place the fake storm cloud over the obstacle course to represent the negative consequences that may occur when teens disobey their parents.
5. Discuss how staying on the smooth path and obeying parents can lead to a successful life.
6. Finally, move the miniature car toy along the path towards the finish line to illustrate the positive outcomes that come from respecting and obeying parents.

Through this illustration, it is evident that obedience to parents can lead teens on a clear path towards success and happiness. It is important for teens to recognize the guidance and wisdom their parents provide and to show respect through their actions.


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