Date: November 5, 2020 (Midweek Service)
Bible Text: | Rodger Bottrell
Series: Navigating Home and Family
Dealing with Rebellion
- Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
- The first rebellion was when Satan tried to exalt himself above God.
- Satan rebelled against God because he was filled with pride.
- King Uzziah was a great king for almost 52 years. As long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.
- Let every soul be subject unto the higher power.
- Every person is to be subject to the governing authority over them.
- There are FIVE spheres of Human Authority:
- Legitimate state authority over its citizens.
- Legitimate parental authority over their children.
- Legitimate authority of husbands over their wives.
- Legitimate authority of employer over employee.
- Legitimate authority of pastors over the church.
- Submission to authority applies to the elite as well as to the common man.
- The government should cause people to fear to do evil, and the government should reward good behavior.
- Many times dads have so much pride that they cannot discipline correctly.
- The goal is to raise a godly child not to prove to them who is boss.
- Husbands and wives, and mothers and dads, need to be willing to swallow our pride once in a while.
- For God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble.
- Pride goeth before destruction.
- Love your wife and children more than yourself.
- You cannot be a good husband or wife until you learn to admit you have been wrong once in a while.
- We want to discipline our children but do not want to drive them to rebellion.
- There should be no such thing as a time out chair in the home.
- A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
- Do not embarrass your children in front of their peers.
- Remember, everyone has a rebellious nature.
- Deep in our heart we are all rebels. We have a propensity towards being selfish and sinning.
- Rebellion will push the good things out of your life: joy, happiness, contentment, and peace.
- Being rebellious will fill us with: hurt, anger, resentment, and hatred.
- You should pray for whoever you are rebelling against.