Family Matters

Family Matters

God cares about the family – and he cares about your family. During this series, we’ll discover how following Christ and God’s design and intent for the family leads to blessing.

Matters of … Marriage

August 6, 2017

Marriage is that wonderful union designed and declared by our Creator God for our good. But it doesn’t always feel so good does it? Two people, uniquely different, trying to be one unified family for life. Facing all the internal challenges of dealing with differing opinions, goals, and dreams and all the while facing the challenges of work, bills, sickness, and sometimes kids.

But God’s plan is wonderful. A plan that will show off the glory of God to the world. In the book of Ephesians, Paul taught wives and husbands how to have a Christ-like marriage that reflected Christ’s relationship with His church. We can have a Christ-like marriage that reflects Christ’s relationship with His church. How can we have a Christ-like marriage? The text gives two ways to having a Christ-like marriage.


Matters of … Reconciliation

July 30, 2017

We face things in our lives as a family that can cause disunity. Sometimes it is the way we handle external circumstances and adversity that drives us apart. Sometimes it is our own internal conflict that makes us difficult to be with. We build walls between family members one brick at a time. Maybe it’s  anger, laziness, isolation, or ill speech that causes it. But before long the family is broken in two.

Our oneness is never a lost cause no matter how high the wall. Just as Jesus broke down the enormous wall of sin that separated us from God by His loving sacrifice, we too can tear down this wall brick by brick. In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he taught them that they could have gracious reconciliation through the grace of Jesus. We can have gracious reconciliation with one another through the grace of Jesus. How can we have this gracious reconciliation through the grace of Jesus? The text gives three ways that we can have this gracious reconciliation.


Matters of … Oneness

July 23, 2017

Why don’t we see the oneness that God intended at creation and that Christ came to give with our salvation? Why are so many families and marriages fractured and broken? One of the main problems is poor communication. Families and marriages today often have terrible communication. Poor communication is a threat to oneness. Your family matters to God and therefore, your communication matters to God.

In the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he taught them to seek oneness in Christ as the goal of their family communication. We can make oneness in Christ the goal of our family’s communication. How to make oneness in Christ the goal of your family’s communication. The text give three ways to make oneness in Christ the goal of your family’s communication.


Matters of … the Family

July 16, 2017

When we look at today’s family, the statistics can be troubling. Many families have become broken and far from God’s design. How can these statistics be reversed? One heart and one family at a time.

In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul prayed that believers would experience God’s blessing on the family. We can experience God’s blessing on our families. How can we experience God’s blessing our our families? The text gives four steps to experience God’s blessing on your family.