Saturday, May 14, 2016 – Our current pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, Rev. Bob Adams, preached Sunday before last about Honoring thy Father and thy Mother. This sermon, as always, is clearly a message God wanted him to deliver. I urge you to listen to it and share it. He speaks about three different relationship stages throughout our lives and what Honoring our parents means during those times. The first stage is as dependents of our parents, next is the friends stage through the vast majority of our adult years, and the final stage being the supporter stage.
Here are the 10 Commandments, the 5th of which is what the sermon was about.
|The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)|
|1||“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.|
|2||“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.|
|3||“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.|
|4||“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.|
|5||“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.|
|6||“You shall not murder.|
|7||“You shall not commit adultery.|
|8||“You shall not steal.|
|9||“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.|
|10||“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”|
Please listen to the sermon, it is so clear and touched my heart so deeply that I needed to share. It is powerful, mighty powerful with wonderful insight into the various stages of our parents and our relationships and what God expects from us during each of those times. If this sermon could be put on television in the 7 pm prime time slot it would make such a difference in this world, it’s that important. Here it is!
I am hopeful that both of my sons will read this and listen to the sermon. They have both, at times, been the most honoring of sons, and at other times not so much. Bro. Bob speaks about the power that your child has to bring joy or pain by not honoring their parents. I know this too well. If you feel like I may be speaking directly to you, I probably am.
I pray that if any part of this sermon spoke to any of you that you take what hits you most and apply it to your life.