Jim Lincoln wrote: I'm glad Indian Hills has a separate program, and encourages parents not to have them fidgeting and making noise during the sermon. We already have too many adult vistors, etc. doing that!
So Paul should have written a separate letter to the Ephesians' children, rather than include his divinely-inspired instruction to them in the epistle he wrote to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus?
Apparently he knew they would be their hearing the same words the parents were hearing, rather than off in some segregated area for the convenience of those saints who found it difficult to tolerate the little ones. (Generally, those are the same adults who find it difficult to tolerate the other adults who annoy them, and wish they would stop coming also. Hardly a Christian attitude!)
"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. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." (Eph. 6:1-4)