New Life Church in Oak Grove, MO
Sunday, February 11
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  • New Life Church, Oak Grove
    801 SW 1st St, Oak Grove, MO 64075, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Parents and Masters
Pastor Todd Blansit
New Life Church
February 11, 2024
The word obey means "to come under." As Jesus was under the authority of His Father, He is directing children to come under their parents’ authority. But Jesus was under that authority very well. In other words, He didn’t fight against it; He knew that God would give Him authority because He was under His Father’s authority very well.
Minnesota Crime Commissioned published a report that describes this perfectly: Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered. He wants what he wants when he wants it – his bottle, his mother’s attention, his playmate's toy. Deny him these wants, and he seethes with rage and aggressiveness.
Rebellion and disrespect in a child will make for a very difficult and trouble-filled life.

Parents have authority in their children’s lives, and we should be very careful with that authority.

God’s heart is always to build up and edify, never to tear down or aggravate.

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
-Billy Graham

Serve wholeheartedly
Our attitude and perspective at work is a reflection of our faith. Work sincerely from your heart, as if you were working for Christ.

Strong faith believes that our success is in the hands of the Lord and that He is the one who blesses our diligence, faithfulness, and character.
Employers, be under the Lord

Give up threatening, Paul wrote. In other words, show respect to everyone, regardless of their position. Don’t look down on others simply because you have a position of authority; that’s the way the world works, but you are to be different.

There’s a theme that runs through the last couple of chapters: if you are filled with the Spirit, you have an attitude of humility. The closer you
are to God, the more you respect Him, and that causes you to see others the way He sees them.
Jesus gave us the heart of ‘servant-leadership.’

If you are filled with the Holy Spirit, that causes you to be different from the world.

This all boils down to a heart issue.

“I Raised My Hand . . .”

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