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Pleasing God by Pleasing Parents

At the end of the year, schools issue reports on the progress of their students. Are they going backwards or forwards? Various subjects appear on the report card: English, Math, PE, Bible, etc.

God has a report card for every child. It says “Subject: Obedience to parents.” It has a verse written at the top:  “Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord” (Col. 3:20).

Though it’s a short verse, it’s a huge verse. It’s hugely challenging: is God really calling me to obey my parents in all things? It’s hugely transformative: can you imagine how many families and lives would be renewed if this verse was practiced? It’s hugely encouraging: it tells us a simple way to really please God, and who doesn’t want to do that?

Read more in my sermon notes here.

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