The Fifth Commandment: Honoring Parents

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Exodus 20:12
[12] “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.   How is honoring parents understood in terms of “weightiness”? What is the opposite of treating our parents as weighty?
2.   How does the promise refer specifically to Israel? How should we think about the results of honoring or dishonoring our parents in this life?
3.   How does this commandment apply to children who are still at home? What imperatives does it place on parents?
4.   How do parents function as representatives or ambassadors of God in the lives of their kids? Have you viewed your role in this way?
5.   As an adult, have you given much thought to what it means to honor your parents? What are some changes that you could make as you seek to obey the Lord?
6.   How does this commandment prepare our children for life in the world, family, and church? How does it ultimately impact all our relationships?

References: Colossians 2:16-17; Romans 14:5-8; Leviticus 20:9; Deuteronomy 5:16; Ephesians 6:1-4; Colossians 3:20-21; Acts 5:29; Leviticus 19:3; Proverbs 1:7-8; 13:24; 30:17; 19:26; 20:20; 28:24; 23:22-25; Deuteronomy 6:7; Exodus 21:15, 17; Matthew 15:3-6; 1 Timothy 5:4-8; Romans 13:1; 1 Peter 2:13; Hebrews 13:17; Ephesians 5:22; Leviticus 19:32; 1 Timothy 5:1; Romans 12:10; 1 Peter 2:17.

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