Family Structure: The Role of Children
Pastor Shedrick Winfield
Ephesians 6:1-3 "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth."
The focal point of a child pleasing the Lord is centered around their obedience to their parents. Parents are mediators between children and God, while children are too young to have a full and mature relationship with God themselves. The parent is the closest thing to God's authority for the child.