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 Form 4 CRE online lessons on the family

The responsibilities of children in a family

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The responsibilities of children in a family:
-Not to be lazy (Proverbs 22:13)
-To bring joy to their parents (Proverbs 10:1,15:20)
-Not to mock or scorn their parents (Proverbs 30:17)
-Not to curse their parents.
-To provide for their parents. Paul teaches that children who do not provide for their
relatives especially their own family have disowned their faith and are worse than non-believers (1 Timothy 5:3-8)
-To listen and obey parents’ instructions (Proverbs 13:1)
-To take heed of their parents’ counsel and advice (Proverbs 1:8-9)
-To honour and respect their parents (Exodus 20:12) Parents also have a duty towards their children, namely:
-Not to provoke their children to anger but should bring them up in discipline and in the instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4)
-To avoid provoking their children lest they become discouraged (Colossians 3:21)
-To discipline their children so that they can be at peace and be happy (Proverbs 29:17).
-To train their children the ways of living, so that when they grow up they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6) Parents have a duty to ensure that children receive fundamental instructions, which will enable them to be strong and faithful Christians. Proper family upbringing of children will provide a strong foundation for the growth of the church. Children should therefore be encouraged to go to church; they should not be denied the chance to seek Christ.


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