Family...it’s the design of God for human connection. Whether we are a family of one or many, God has given us a lot of guidance in how to bless and be blessed in the experience of our homes. From Mother’s Day to Father’s Day we’ll unpack a lot of what the Bible has to say about the best family environment. We want to build our “houses” the way God intended.
There are basic instructions on what a great family is built upon. Just like a physical house needs a firm foundation, individuals and families need to be built on a strong spiritual and moral foundation. To prepare, read Proverbs 24:1-6 and 1 Corinthians 3:10-15.
May 15 | Until Death | Mark 10:1-12 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
The Bible teaches us that a family starts with a marriage. What does a God-designed and God-built marriage look like? How do we build a marriage that is fulfilling and honors God? To prepare, read Mark 10:1-12 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-13.
May 22 | Moms, Dads & Kids | Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and Ephesians 6:1-4
If the Lord blesses a house with children, He also provides a lot of instruction on how to raise them. In the same way, the Bible provides great guidance to children on how to get the most out of their family experience. To prepare, read Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and Ephesians 6:1-4.
May 29 | "I'm Sorry" (And other important things to say.) | Ephesians 4:25-32
When you have at least two people, you will inevitably have some kind of conflict. What is the best way to “fight fair” and how should we respond when someone in our family hurts us? God’s word has much to say about dealing with conflict in our homes. To prepare, read Ephesians 4:25-32.
Every family can carry out a unified mission to bless and influence their community. What mission is motivating and energizing your family’s involvement and influence in your community? To prepare, read John 15:1-17.
There are attacks on the values, morals and integrity of every family. So many intentional and unintentional things can wreak havoc on a home. How do we protect our family from outside assaults and what needs to be removed from our house that is undermining our family love? To prepare, read Titus 2:11-15.