Honoring Your Parents

Honoring Your Parents

The first four commandments prepare us to live out the final six commandments.

Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 NLT

2 “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: 3 If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” Ephesians 6:2-3 NLT

Honor: time (tim-may’); to value, respect, or highly esteem; to treat as precious, weighty or valuable.

We commonly use the things in our life we don’t view as valuable.

Why did God include this in the Ten Commandments?
● Every parent is human.
● God used their DNA to make you unique.

…“God knit me together in my mother’s womb . . . and recorded every day of my life before I was born.” Psalm 139:13,16 NLT

As a child I honor my parents by obeying them.

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:20 ESV

As a parent I gain my children’s honor by living a life worthy of respect.

● Lead them.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 ESV

● Encourage them.
Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. Proverbs 18:20 NLT

● Discipline them.
Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. Proverbs 13:24 NLT

As an adult I honor my parents by treating them as valuable.
● Look beyond the role and see the person.
● Seek their advice when making decisions

A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes. Proverbs 13:1 NIV

Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when she is old. Proverbs 23:22 NIV

● Forgive them.
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:13 NLT

Honoring your parents teaches you to honor your God.

Handbook & Welcome Packet

•    The parent must complete the necessary registration forms and pay a non-refundable Annual materials fee. This covers registration fees, book, and materials for class.

•    The parent must provide the center with a pre-school/child immunization certificate, or Blue Slip. This is to be kept updated, if it is not, the center will send out a notice stating that the required immunizations are out dated. The form can be obtained through the health department or your pediatrician.

•    The parent will receive a copy of the policies and procedures and will go over them thoroughly. The parent will sign the Parental Agreement form which indicates policies and procedures and agreed upon fees.

•    All enrollment forms, including a Schedule Information Form, must be completed by the parent and returned to the center by the first day of attendance.

•    Parents of children with special needs or handicaps must inform the director of the child’s condition(s) prior to enrollment so it can be determined if the center can adequately meet the needs of the child. This is necessary for the well being of the child.