Modern Family: Week 3


Modern Family
3 – Understanding Relationship Currency
10/21/15

Podcast

Two big withdrawals that will cause pain in your relationship with your parents…

1.  Disrespect

2.  Disobedience

 

1.  God cares about your family life

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the Father who is full of mercy and he is the God of all comfort.  He comforts us every time we have trouble so we can comfort others when they have trouble. We can comfort them with the same comfort that God gives us.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

2.  God can heal the wounds in your family life

“Jesus went throughout Galilee teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” – Matthew 4:23

“If anyone belongs to Christ, he is made new.Read the rest

Modern Family: Week 2


Modern Family
2 – Understanding God’s Intention Behind Pain
10/14/15

Podcast

Key Scripture: The Story of Joseph – Genesis 37-50

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors, But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him.” – Genesis 37:3-4

Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright.Read the rest

Modern Family: Week 1


Modern Family
1 – Understanding God’s Design
10/7/15

Podcast

God’s original plan and purpose for family:

1.  God created and planned for families.

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” – Genesis 2:18

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24

2.  God uses earthly families to portray spiritual family.

“So now Jesus, and the ones He makes holy have the same father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.” – Hebrews 2:11

“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.Read the rest

How to Raise Your Parents: Week 4


How to Raise Your Parents
4 Withdrawals and Deposits
10/4/15

Podcast

Two big withdrawals that will cause pain in your relationship with your parents…

1.  Disrespect

2.  Disobedience

 

But I want to leave you with hope.  Because I believe the better you can understand this banking relationship principle, the better your relationships will become.

1.  God cares about your family life

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the Father who is full of mercy and he is the God of all comfort.  He comforts us every time we have trouble so we can comfort others when they have trouble.Read the rest

How to Raise Your Parents: Week 3


How to Raise Your Parents
3 – Be the Solution
9/27/15

Podcast

“Don’t be selfish. Don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble thinking of others better than yourself. Don’t just think about your own affairs but be interested in others and what they’re doing.” – Philippians 2:3-4

Practical steps to being the solution in your family, not the problem:

1. You can tear down and lose, or you can build up and win with your words.

“Careless words stab like a sword, but wise words bring healing.” – Proverbs 12:18

2. You can be ungrateful and lose, or be thankful and win.Read the rest

How To Raise Your Parents: Week 2


How to Raise Your Parents: Week 2
When you want a different family
9/20/15 – Wildlife

Key Scripture:Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” – Ephesians 6:1-3

 

1. Rely on God’s sufficient love and grace.

“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.Read the rest

How to Raise Your Parents: Week 1


How to Raise Your Parents
1 – Making Radical Changes
9/13/15

Podcast

1.  God created families.

2.  God uses family to communicate our role in His family.

“So now Jesus, and the ones He makes holy have the same father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.” – Hebrews 2:11

3.  God has given guidelines for families.

“I will obey your teaching forever and ever. I will live in freedom.” – Psalm 119:44

 

1.  Realize that a healthy family brings life.

“Children obey your parents the way the Lord wants. This is the right thing to do.Read the rest