Sermon on Family: Building a Strong Christian Family

 "Building a Strong Christian Family"

Importance of Family. The beauty and significance of the Christian family. In a world filled with challenges and distractions, our families can serve as strong foundations of faith, love, and growth. Let's dive into the Scriptures to understand how God designed and empowers our families.

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I. God Instituted the Family (Genesis 2:24)

The Christian family finds its roots in God's divine plan. In Genesis 2:24, we read, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." God's intention from the beginning was to create a sacred union within the family.

II. The Role of Husband and Wife (Ephesians 5:22-33)

God has ordained specific roles for husbands and wives within the family. Ephesians 5:22-33 beautifully outlines the mutual respect, love, and submission that should characterize this relationship. Husbands are called to love their wives sacrificially, while wives are encouraged to submit to their husbands in love.

  • Always speak the truth in love Eph 4:15
  • Don't talk bad things, just build up Eph 4:29
  • Spouses with a Positive Attitude Philippians 4:8; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • Do I have a positive attitude toward resolving our conflict? Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 4:6

III. Children are Educated within the Family (Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4)

Parents play a crucial role in the spiritual upbringing and education of their children. Proverbs 22:6 instructs us to "train up a child in the way he should go." Ephesians 6:4 reminds fathers to bring up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. The family is where faith is nurtured and passed down through generations.

  • Raise children in the training and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4
  • Don't provoke anger in the family. (Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21; Deuteronomy 6:1-2).
  • Train your children in the path they should follow, in the path of biblical wisdom, integrity, teachings, and commandments. Even when they get older, they don't move away from them. (Proverbs 22:6; 4:10-12; 7:1-3; 20:7; 1:8-9)
  • Parents must discipline their children with the rod while there is hope. Otherwise, they may show hatred towards their children. (Proverbs 13:24; 19:18; 22:15; 29:15, 17)

IV. Respect and Love as Foundations of the Family (Ephesians 5:33)

Respect and love are the cornerstones of a Christian family. Ephesians 5:33 emphasizes mutual respect between spouses. When respect and love are practiced daily, they create an environment where relationships flourish and Christ's love is evident.

  • Family with room to grow Luke 2:52
  • Family that knows how to acquire wisdom Pv 4: 1-10; Tg. 1:5
  • Respect for authority in the Family Rm 13: 1-7; Eph 6:1
  • Love for God above all else Matthew 10:37-39

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        V. A Family that Serves God (Joshua 24:15)

        A Christian family should be a place where God is honored and served. Joshua 24:15 presents a powerful challenge: "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." When families commit to serving God together, they become beacons of faith in their communities.

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        The Christian family is a sacred institution designed by God to reflect His love and glory. As we follow God's design, embracing our roles, nurturing our children, practicing respect and love, and serving the Lord together, our families become testimonies of faith. Let us remember that God is at the center of our Christian families, guiding, blessing, and strengthening us every step of the way.

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