God’s Plan for the Home Series
It is easy for proclaimed Christians to stray away from the explicit teachings that please our God, including His plan for the home. This year’s series on the home focuses on the fundamentals. It’s up to us to live out God’s teachings by faith and love.
Don’t let the title fool you, this message is not just for the wonderful, hard-working, selfless Moms who are found in Christ, but ALL moms who don’t feel worthy, and for all the “non-Moms” that fill the pews as well.
A kiss tells all. If you don’t believe me try this experiment: give your spouse a kiss. Are you reluctant or do you desire to kiss your spouse? Answering that question as well as confronting opposing messages from society about what “comes first” in marriage life are strong indicators to how well or poor your marriage is going. Find out what makes “heirs together” so vital in your marriage!
Parents, despite your imperfect efforts, when raising children “in the way of the Lord”, it is possible that one (or more) may reject the Lord. What are you to do? How do you respond to your child who wants to leave? Just as importantly, how do you respond if they “return”? Let’s find out.
Comfortable as a Christian in this world? Be sure that your lifestyle exclaims where your true citizenship rests. For true disciples, “this world is not (our) home” and as such our lives – by faith – is looking forward to that heavenly home.
All the books on ‘Christian Parenting’, parenting styles or ‘Godly Discipline’ may point to the Bible and provide biblical help in the raising of our children but it CANNOT do one thing: make perfect children. Today, we shatter the myth that has been applied to Proverbs 22:6.
Dad’s aren’t perfect (no matter how much we may brag on them). Yet, we have them (good and bad ones) and they give us reason to thank God for them. Find out how that is possible.
Last week we looked at the history of courtship in our country and how it has lead to the stereotypical failure of today’s “dating”. So, how should our young use their time before getting married? Well, for starters, we can train our children to “prepare” for a possible marriage by having our daughters give themselves over to headship of Jesus Christ and groom our sons to behave like Christ. With this mindset put to practice, we’ll have godly princesses who will be able to prepare themselves for their (godly) prince charming.
Dating – as far as world history is concerned – is a relatively new phenomenon and has typically associated with it the dangers of temptations and double standards that do not typically lend itself to healthy relationships in preparation for biblical marriage. This lesson gives insight to the modern American history of courting that evolved into the modern dating scene.