What does Ephesians say about children?
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Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
What is the discipline and instruction of the Lord?
“Nurturing” your children “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” means feeding them God’s Word. It means teaching them and guiding their behaviors so that learn what it means to follow Jesus. Christian disciplines are not the gateway to salvation.
Why is Ephesians 4 Important?
The Church in its Calling and Confession (4:1–6)
Paul exhorts the church about its “calling”, to live the whole life as a response to God’s summons, while maintaining the unity in the Spirit; this a common calling for every believer, regardless of rank or ability, focusing on one common Lord, Jesus.
What Scripture says be strong in the Lord?
“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”
What is the meaning of a God fearing man?
A God-fearing person is religious and behaves according to the moral rules of their religion. They brought up their children to be God-fearing Christians.
Who wrote Ephesians?
Paul the Apostle in prison, where tradition holds he wrote the epistle to the Ephesians.
What are the 3 types of discipline?
The three types of discipline are preventative, supportive, and corrective discipline. PREVENTATIVE discipline is about establishing expectations, guidelines, and classroom rules for behavior during the first days of lessons in order to proactively prevent disruptions.
Why do I feel punished by God?
God doesn’t punish people. You feel like being punished because you feel guilty for your actions. Just because you feel down or have some difficulties in your live right now it doesn’t mean that you will always be this way.
What are the 7 spiritual disciplines?
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster
- Inward Disciplines: Meditation, Prayer, Fasting, Study.
- Outward Disciplines: Simplicity, Solitude, Submission, Service.
- Corporate Disciplines: Confession, Worship, Guidance, Celebration.
What is the message in Ephesians chapter 4?
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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
What is the main message of Ephesians?
Ephesians presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the answer to the brokenness in this world – to a culture that is marred by injustice and oppression. Ephesians reveals that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to see true transformation in the world.
What does it mean to walk worthy of the calling?
This is the kind of calling spoken to in Ephesians 4:1. It is a higher calling than the profession we choose to practice. When you sincerely seek to please God in all you do and when you honor Him by how you do your work and live your life, you are walking worthy of your calling and living a life of significance.
What do you pray in difficult times?
Prayers for comfort
Words can’t express the ache in my heart. I feel pain every day. I pray to you as I am desperate for help. I need to know that you care, that you love me, be my refuge from pain, replacing my distress with peace, and be my strength when I feel weak and find it hard to carry on.
What does it mean to be strengthened in the Lord?
this is the process of renewing your mind.” We can strengthen ourselves by renewing our mind, led by the Holy Spirit in order to know and understand God’s will and destiny for our lives. When we focus on Him, and what he has done for us in our lives, we can move from strength to strength no matter our circumstances.
How does God help us in difficult times?
Having faith in difficult times can allow you to find peace in God’s presence. When you are unfaithful, it can harden your heart with pride and cause you to grow distant in your relationship with Him. Learning to give up all your struggles and problems to God can lift a heavy burden off yourself.