Ephesians: In the Heavenly Realms

Childen Obey Your Parents
Ephesians 6:1-4 Bible Study Questions


– The Bible Teacher's Commentary –

Paul J. Bucknell

Ephesians 6:1-4 Bible Study Questions is part 5 of 5 of The Bible Teacher's Commentary parts on Ephesians 6:1-4 which reveals the key elements needed to create a peaceful and harmonious family. Feel free to use, copy and modify these free Bible Study questions as needed.

Ephesians 6:1-4

Paul J. Bucknell

Bible Study Questions

See the article on Ephesians 6:1-4 for answers.
  • Who are children told to obey?

  • What does obey mean?

  • How should a child respond to his parents command if he doesn’t feel like obeying his parents?

  • What makes a child’s obedience so important - “this is right?”

  • How does ‘honor’ different from ‘obey’?

  • How old should a person obey and honor his parents? What principles apply here?

  • What is the promise that is associated with the command here (Ephesians 6:2-3)?

  • How does obedience relate to having a good life and living long?

  • What are the three things fathers are told to do in Ephesians 6:4?

  • What does it mean not to ‘provoke your children to anger?’ How does it happen. Share an incident from your life if possible you provoked or were provoked.

  • Why might he address the fathers here in Ephesians 6:4 and not the mothers?

  • What does the word ‘discipline’ mean in Ephesians 6:4? Why does the world reject this aspect of discipline when training?

  • What kind of instruction is mentioned here? How can parents implement this? Again, share from your experiences.

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  • Children Obedience and Training Discussion Questions

    1. Describe the social problems that are a result from disobedience in the home.

    2. Parents are scared to have children in today’s society. What would Paul the apostle say about this from these verses?

    3. What would you say to parents who feel that they cannot shape their children’s behavior?

    4. How should a parent properly chastise (chastise) his child?

    5. What steps should a father take to prevent himself from provoking his children anymore?

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