The Church Is To Be a Good Soldier of Jesus Christ: The Soldier’s Relationships – Ephesians 6.1-9
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Ephesians 6:1-9 “1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. 5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. 9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.”
- The preparation of a soldier for Christ must begin:
a. in church.
b. in Sunday school.
c. in the home.
d. none of the above.
- “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother” (E. 6.1). The first lesson a soldier must learn is:
a. how to follow orders.
b. obedience to those in authority.
c. how to find his own truth so that he can help run his and his family’s life.
d. a and b.
- This _______ training is learned in the _______. After a soldier has learned to ______, then he is in a position to be promoted to the rank of an officer where he gives ___________ to others.
- 2 Ti. 3:1-2 says, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.” As we see from this verse, disobedience to parents is:
a. the last form of lawlessness to occur on this earth.
b. the lowest form of lawlessness to occur on this earth.
c. neither a nor b.
d. both a and b.
- The first commandment with promise is:
a. thou shalt not kill.
b. thou shalt not steal.
c. thou shalt not commit adultery.
d. honor thy father and mother.
- The promise given those who honor their father and mother is:
a. long life.
b. financial success.
d. prestige in one’s chosen work or profession.
- Ephesians 6:4 says “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Nurture means ______________ and admonition means _______________. No such command was given parents under the _______. Under _______ there is always mutual responsibilities and interactive duties.
- It is the parent’s duty to
a. teach the child the truths of the Scriptures
b.to live those truths before the child.
c. to make sure that the home is democratic with everyone in the family, including the child, having an equal voice.
d. both a and b.
- Parents are not to provoke their children to ________. The board of ____________ is to be applied to the ______ of learning whenever needed. See Pr. 13.24; 19.18; 22.15; 23.13, 14; 29.15, 17. Thus, a parent should never spank a child when the parent is _______. This provokes our children to _______ since the child sees that the parent was venting a _______ disposition on them.
- Servants are to be ___________ to their masters, with ______ and ____________ in singleness of ________, as unto _________, doing the will of God from the ________. This responsibility is put upon a believer who is a ___________.
- “In singleness of heart: means that:
a. there should be no duplicity.
b. there should be no two-facedness.
c. One should not lick the boots of the employer while he is around and stab him in the back when he is away.
d. all of the above.
- The motive of the believer, therefore, is:
a. to do a good job.
b. to earn big money.
c. to be happy.
d. to please Christ.
- Only _________ can break a man’s shackles and set him _______.
- Masters, bosses, employers are to
a. threaten their employees.
b. take advantage of their position as master.
c. do the same things to their employees as employees are instructed to do to their masters.
d. lord over their employees.
- This basic training is learned in the home. After a soldier has learned to obey, then he is in a position to be promoted to the rank of an officer where he gives commands to others.
- Nurture means discipline and admonition means instruction. No such command was given parents under the law. Under grace there is always mutual responsibilities and interactive duties.
- Parents are not to provoke their children to anger. The board of education is to be applied to the seat of learning whenever needed. See Pr. 13.24; 19.18; 22.15; 23.13, 14; 29.15, 17. Thus, a parent should never spank a child when the parent is angry. This provokes our children to wrath since the child sees that the parent was venting a mean disposition on them.
- Servants are to be obedient to their masters, with fear and trembling in singleness of heart, as unto Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. This responsibility is put upon a believer who is a laborer.
- Only Christ can break a man’s shackles and set him free. See Jn. 8.36.
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