Children – Obey Your Parents IN THE LORD

It is the responsibility of parents to raise their children in the training, nurture and admonition of the Lord, in love.

“In raising our children we replace innocence, with purity” – Kellie Copeland

Ephesians (NASB)

Family Relationships

6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right

Notice this says for children to obey their parent ‘IN THE LORD’. For this is right.


As I have traveled, and seen broken homes and families, I have seen children asked to do horrible things: steal, perform sexual acts, lie, cuss, go to the store to buy parents smokes, smoke dope, cheat, etc.

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Jesus is the Lord, and He is holy!

He hates parents that instruct their children to do evil!

Matthew 18:6

[ Causing to Stumble ] “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Yet, I teach children to obey their parents, to love, honor and respect them.

To do their homework, clean their rooms, do household chores, joyfully as unto Jesus, to put a smile on His face.

Proverbs 20:11

Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?

He knows, He cares, He loves, and He blesses obedience and honorable actions.

Yet, if any adult, parent, or otherwise tells you to do evil – you are NOT required to obey them!

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What has this looked like, in my 25 years of ministering to children?

Some very complicated situations, when children come to me and tell me of a mother or father doing drugs or drinking, and  we pray!

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I have watched Jesus answer those pure hearted prayers of children, very, very quickly and powerfully.

Whether adults, or children, if we have received Jesus, we have been adopted into God’s family, and are children of God.

John 1:12 (NIV)

12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

We are never required to obey anyone instructing us to do wrong, ever…

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, I think of all the children who are being taught evil by parents who are not serving you. I pray you deliver these children from evil! Show them Your love, protection, deliverance, truth, and holiness, so deeply that they might walk in purity, holiness, and honor before you. Where parents are doing wrong to their children, stop them, whatever it takes, and may children be given Your gift of courage to do what is right, even if their parents are setting a wrong example. I ask this Father, knowing I am heard, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen.’
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If you have not yet met Jesus, and received His free gift of eternal life, and adoption into the family of God, please read:

Influence of a father on the faith practice of his children


Just want to highlight results from this swiss study for all dads:

•Mother attends church regularly, father is non-practicing, percentage of children attending regularly as adults: 1.5%

•Both mother and father attend church regularly, percentage of children attending weekly as adults: 32.8%

•Father attends church regularly, mother is non-practicing, percentage of children attending regularly as adults: 44.2%

In short, if a father does not go to church, no matter how faithful his wife’s devotions, only one child in 50 will become a regular worshiper. If a father does go regularly, regardless of the practice of the mother, between two-thirds and three-quarters of their children will become churchgoers (regular and irregular)…

An unrelated survey in the USA also found fathers to be highly influential in church attendance. It found that if a child is the first person in a household to become a Christian, there is a 3.5% probability everyone else in the household will follow. If the mother is the first to become a Christian, there is a 17% probability everyone else in the household will follow. However, when the father is first, there is a 93% probability everyone else in the household will follow

Bottom line: MEN – LEAD!

Let’s Pray:

‘Father God, help us to become faithful in attendance at our local church, bringing our families with us. In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

Praying God’s Word over your children


These are simply some Scriptural Confessions we pray over our children, given to us by our church, Victory Christian Center, here in Tulsa, OK.

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Confessions for Your Children


  • All of my children are taught of the Lord, and great is their peace – Isaiah 54:13.
  • Behold, I and the children the Lord has given to me are for signs and wonders – Isaiah 8:18.
  • God said His Spirit that is upon me and His words which He has put in my mouth, will not depart out of my mouth, nor out of the mouth of my seed, nor out of the mouth of my seed’s seed – Isaiah 59:21.
  • As I hunger and thirst for God, He will pour His Spirit upon me and upon my seed and His blessings upon my offspring. They will spring up as the grass, as willows by the water courses – Isaiah 44:2-4.
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  • The seed of the righteous shall be delivered – Proverbs 11:21.
  • The Lord will contend with him who contends with me, and He will save my children – Isaiah 49:25.
  • God will bless those who fear Him, both small and great. The Lord will increase me more and more, me and my children – Psalm 115:13,14.
  • My seed shall be mighty upon the earth. The generation of the upright shall be blessed – Psalm 112:2.

•My offspring will be known among the nations and their descendants among the peoples. All who see them will recognize and acknowledge that they are the people whom the Lord has blessed – Isaiah 61:9.

Proverbs 22:6 [Full Chapter]

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Ephesians 6:4 [Full Chapter]

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Victory Daily Bible Reading

Victory Daily Bible Reading

Dec 13th, 2013

Please Join us this weekend for the dramatic production: ‘Believe!’
Sat at 5PM, Sunday at 9,11, and 6PM,

At Victory Christian Center, 7700 S Lewis, Tulsa, OK!/victorytulsa

Luke 6, and Zechariah 9 and 10 are today’s readings!

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