Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on July 30, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Read our ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Statement of Faith⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.



Big Idea:  Obedient children and faithful fathers love and live for Christ their Lord.

1.  Children, Obey Your Parents [Colossians 3:20]
      A.  Who Is Being Addressed?
      B.  What Is Being Commanded?
      C.  Who Are You to Obey?
      D.  Why Should You Obey?
            1)  It Pleases the Lord
            2)  It Is Right to Obey [Eph. 6:1]
            3)  It Is Wrong to Disobey [Rom. 1:30; 2 Tim. 3:2; Deut. 21:18–21]
      E.  What Does It Mean to Obey?
            1)  Attention [Prov. 4:1]
            2)  Action [Matt. 21:28–21]
            3)  Attitude [Phil. 2:14]
      F.  How Should You Obey?
            1)  Obey Immediately [Mark 1:18]
            2)  Obey Completely [John 17:4]
            3)  Obey Diligently [Eccl. 9:10]
            4)  Obey Constantly [Prov. 23:17; John 8:29]
            5)  Obey Comprehensively [Matt. 28:20]
            6)  Obey Essentially [2 Pet. 3:16]
            7)  Obey Gladly [Ps. 40:7]

2.  Fathers, Do Not Exasperate Your Children [Colossians 3:21]
      A.  Parenting As a Process
      B.  Parenting and Your Primary Responsibility
      C.  Parenting and the Proper Use of Authority
            1)  Attention
            2)  Affection
            3)  Authority
      D.  Destructive Provocations to Avoid
            1)  Beware of habitual harshness and severity
            2)  Beware of unreasonable and unrealistic expectations
            3)  Beware of hypocrisy
            4)  Beware of neglect and indifference
            5)  Beware of partiality and favoritism
            6)  Beware of excessive rules and over protection
      E.  Constructive Provocations to Pursue
            1)  Jealously cultivate close intimacy with your children
            2)  Show compassion by realistically considering their infirmities
            3)  Practically facilitate their obedience
            4)  Humbly and consistently model integrity
            5)  Readily acknowledge their faithfulness