Whatever your role in the family… •Mum•Dad•Brother / Sister•Grandma•Grandpa•Favourite aunt•Hip uncle•Church friends who have been there forever•Greatest Sunday teacher ever•Preacher –Elder –Deacon What is the price for being a christian? Proverbs 16:1New American Standard Bible Contrast the Upright and the Wicked 16 The plans of the heart belong to man,But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
Ephesians 4:32New American Standard Bible 32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven [a]you. Psalm 34:14New American Standard Bible 14 Depart from evil and do good;Seek peace and pursue it.
The family that will survive Adversity1.God is the Unquestioned Head•Not because of superiority, but the need to lead in the familyChrist ‘subjected himself’ to GodHusband ‘subjects himself’ to ChristWife ‘subjects herself’ to her husbandChildren ‘subject themselves’ to their parents This is God’s way of taking care of the homeIt is not an HONOUR he bestows upon a husband and father,… 1.God is the Unquestioned Head•For God’s plan to work:God must be the head of each houseAnd God must have a…
Worship Grows in Gratitude— You just can’t hide it Greetings Prayer Singing Attentiveness to the Bible Care for your brethren Philippians 2:14 English Standard Version 14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing,
Always Standing – Indestructible Always Known Always Front and Centre Always Ready Always Aware Always Discerning Always Focussed Always Preaching Matthew 6:33New American Standard Bible 33 But [a]seek first [b]His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be [c]added to you.
Four ways to build respect 1.Change your attitude—find the good in people, events and things. 2.Change your conversation—speak the truth in love. 3.Find better sources of information—you don’t have to listen to the news. 4.Stop listening to wreckers—bad company Romans 13:5-6English Standard Version 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.
I believe with all my heart, that :As goes the Preaching,..So Goes the Church. If you want to know thefuture of the Lord’s church,… look at the preaching Ephesians 4:11-12New International Version 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
Ephesians 2:19-21English Standard Version 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,[a] but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
•Ira North used to say often:“As the Sunday School goes,so goes the congregation.” •If I may be so bold as to add to that by saying:“As the Preaching goes,so goes the Sunday School,andSo Goes the Church.” •Where is that army of preachers?1.Missionaries are out there—churches are sending2.Missionaries can be thanked for being the first to look to a new generation of preachers3.May their tribe increase Ephesians 4:11-12New International Version 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip…
If you:1.Listen to sermons just to affirm your present beliefs, you have come to the wrong place 2.Read the Bible to support you present religious ideas and practices, you have come to the wrong book 3.Believe that listening is something that is best done by the other person, you have come to the wrong Jesus. 4.Seek to insert Jesus’ teachings into the philosophies of this world, then you will never hear what Jesus is actually saying. 5.Are willing to hold…