Children in the 21st Century

Ephesians 6:1-4

By Rodney Holloman , September 24, 2022

Spiritual Filled Family – Children

Children in the 21st Century

Ephesians 6:1-4

Spiritual Parents are to lead their children to be Spirit-filled adults.

Spiritual Leaders

Spiritual Examples – As Disciples and Spouses

Children need wisdom, guidance, and protection

Children need to be trained.

Fathers according to the Bible have the primary role in childrearing

“Parents are meant to be teachers of truth and trainers in righteousness” - Swindoll

1. Who Is a Child?

2. What Does God Expect of Children?



  1. Immediately
  2. Completely
  3. Sweetly

3. What is the Warning to Fathers?


Don’t Provoke to Wrath – seething, swelling anger


1. Bring them Up – nourish, feed. "Bring them up with words. "Gentleness

Mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs

2. Nuture– training, Discipline, punishment

Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

Proverbs 15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

3. Admonition – verbal instruction and/or warning

4. What is the Promise to children?