Honor Your Father

Episode Theme

Community-Building: Fifth commandment Showing Honor and Respect

Memory Verse

Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother.

How much do you know about fathers in the Bible? It's time for a quick quiz on Bible fathers.

Question 1: Can you name the first dad in the Bible?
(Genesis 4:1-2)

Question 2: How old was Abraham when his son Isaac was born?
(Genesis 21:5)

Question 3: Who was chosen to be the earthly father of Jesus?
(Matthew 1:20-21)

Question 4: Why did Jairus ask Jesus for help?
(Luke 8:41-42)

Question 5: In the story of the lost son, what happened to the younger son?
(Luke 15:25-27)

How did you do? The first dad was Adam. Adam's wife was Eve, and his oldest children were Cain, Abel, and Seth... Abraham was 100 years old and his wife Sarah was 90 years old when their son Isaac was born. God chose Joseph to raise his son Jesus. Jairus needed Jesus' help because his only daughter was very sick. The little girl died, but Jesus brought the little girl back to life.

After the younger son selfishly asked for lots of money from his father, he moved to another country. The son lived foolishly. He spent all the money his father had given to him. The only job he could find was feeding pigs. The son realized that he had sinned against God and against his father. He returned home to his father to ask for forgiveness. His father rejoiced that the son was back home.

Jesus used this story to show how loving God our father is. This story also shows why the 2nd Commandment is so important. This commandment was the first commandment that had a promise with it. God said, "Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you." How do we honor our parents? Show respect to them, care for them, and obey them. Why? That we may live well. Live well today by honoring your parents!


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