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This is part 2 of 3 in the Survival Guide kids series.

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“Obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.” Colossians 3:20

One of the best things to remember as a kid is that our parents are our pastors. And that means we should obey them!

Kids Basic #2 = Obey Your __________

What are some of the rules in your house? Clean your room, do your homework, take out the garbage, no fighting or biting. Maybe you don’t like rules. I don’t always either. But you know what? Obeying our parents is really important. We should do it for two reasons.

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First, We Should Obey Our Parents Because the _________ Says So!

I don’t know about you, but if the Bible says obeying your parents pleases God, then that’s what I want to do. This first reason is the only one I need.

Colossians 3:20 Obey your parents for this pleases the Lord.

We’re done, right? No. There’s another reason.

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We Should Also Obey Our Parents For Our Protection

Let me demonstrate. Let’s take a Hula hoop. Look, at it as a big “O”.  “O” is for obedience! The Bible says that the rules God has given us (and our parents) are for our protection. When we obey, we are safe. When we disobey, we are in danger.

So think of the “O” in obedience as a circle of protection. Stay in the boundaries your parents set, and you’re safe. Step out, and you could get in big trouble. Get the idea? Just obey. It’s for your protection.

One more thing: If you want to survive and win as a kid,

Don’t Forget Your “ICE” – Kids Should Obey Immediately, ____________, and Exactly

It’s a simple way to remember how to obey. So kids, don’t forget. Obey your parents!

Answers: Parents, Bible, Protection, Cheerfully               Parent Signature:_____________________________


  1. What was your favorite part of the video? What is one thing you learned from the video?
  2. What are some of the rules at home that are easy to obey? Which ones are harder to obey?
  3. What’s the first reason to obey our parents?
  4. What’s the second reason to obey our parents?
  5. Read James 1:22-24. What is God’s word? Why is it foolish to know what the Bible says but not do what it says?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

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