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  • Writer's pictureDanielle Derks Zapchenk

Parenting Your Parents with Danielle Zapchenk #97

Today I am sharing one of my messages for our Summer Sermon Series and there will be a few sprinkled over the course of the summer with a couple from the archives that as well. Thanks for switching gears a bit to allow us at The Parable Podcast a little space to enjoy playing games with our kids, sipping iced coffees and relaxing on our back porch. This message was from a relational series we had at our home church of West Ridge and I had the privilege of sharing. I hope you enjoy this message today and it encourages you wherever you are.

Message Notes

  • The point of the ten commandments is to show us how much we need Him. - Angie Smith

  • Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12

  • We all need to be parented.

43 After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” 49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house.” 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:43-52
  • As we get to a place of parenting our parents, if honor, respect and true authority are there, your return on investment is going to be ten fold.

Reflection Questions 1. How can we honor our parents this week?

2. How can you be open handed with your relationship

3. Pray about everything

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