1. The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! Nevertheless, when considering transmission of the Faith, though women are frequently more spiritually perspicacious, a woman’s influence will be less effective than that of a husband and a father. And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. Just like Joshua, you have to … Our children are always watching to see how we adapt to the changes thrown into our path. Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. One The Conference of Mennonites in Canada has marked this day on the Calendar as “the Festival of the Christian Home”. This promise rests on the family in which the Lord is the centre of attention. At best, in that instance, they will see the Faith as an interesting philosophy; but they will not grasp the essentials of a walk with the True and Living God or with the Son. If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. However, I suggest that godly parenting is many times more effective at revitalising the Faith and ensuring continuation of the Faith than all the powerful preaching that can be raised up in this day. Used by permission. that early time away from both our parents were often difficult. Your actions, the way in which you spend your time and the way in which you are training your children will determine whether your family has a future, or whether your family will be just another casualty of a corrupt culture. Writing the Roman Christians, Paul expressed his gratitude because they were open in their proclamation of their faith. Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. A household not serving God cannot be blessed by God. May the Lord bless you from Zion all the days of your life, may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem, and may you live to see your children’s children. We are quickly losing the historical foundations and collective memory that could otherwise infuse us with moral courage and strength. God’s word says: Unless the Lord builds the house, it’s builders labour in vain. Mario Dučić, September 2008.  Perhaps God has included this information concerning the absence of Timothy’s father especially to encourage this present generation. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying” [2 CORINTHIANS 11:24-31]. Don’t misunderstand—one can always cite instances of a child raised without a father who comes to faith, honouring God and serving as a benediction to the mother who raised that child. The future of the Faith depends upon the transmission of the Faith to each succeeding generation. I recall with joy the songs of the Faith that he sung, beating cadence with a hammer as he sharpened plowshares or filled sickles. If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. The Apostle Paul reminded Christian readers that “The Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God” [ROMANS 3:2]. Peace be upon Israel. We will have lost the strength and the vigour of apostolic teaching. Blessed is the man who has the heritage of godly parents. While these aspects of what Paul has written are true and must be recognised, I am particularly focused now on developing a godly model to respond to the challenges of life. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, as it is written. Who is weak, and I am not weak? It also teaches what the Bible says about the family). A. Joshua 24:2 Terah was an Idolater. Our society is jettisoning the concept of family as social engineers redefine what it means to be married and as those same termites destroy the foundations of our culture through redrawing the boundaries of the family. I recall a family who pleaded with me to do something with their child. Sermon for CATM - April 22, 2007 “Family Love” - Colossians 3:18-21 As I was reading scripture and preparing a Bible study I was to lead earlier this week, a picture flashed in my mind of all of us in this place on Sundays. Notice that I said “almost impossible.” It is possible for a mother to influence her children to follow Christ the Lord; but that will require incredible courage and extreme effort. I am, however, insisting that learning to respond to inevitable disappointments provides opportunity for us to model godliness. In this sermon series we learn what it means to live a godly lifestyle. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. Unless the Lord watches over the city the watchmen stand guard in vain. So do not become proud, but fear. Framing this information in contemporary terms, we could say that Paul is emphasising the intergenerational character of the mission of the faithful. Permit me to give one other example of what moved the Apostle to pray for believers. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. If we fail to train our children in the Faith, if we fail to ensure that they come early to faith and are taught in this holy Faith, the Faith will soon die out in this place. His son (Amnon) raped his half-sister (Tamar, the sister of Absalom). Everyone, whose family is not affected by such devastating situations as these owes God a great deal of gratitude. Remember that Paul’s prayers were because he was reminded of what had been accomplished through the teaching of Lois and Eunice. “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. Romans 15:14-21 gives us a window into Paul’s ministry, and through that window we can see clearly the portrait of a godly pastor. Whenever I think of them, I lift my heart in thanksgiving to God for His grace and for what He is accomplishing through their lives. The husband did not implement discipline. “She just isn’t interested in the church!” Of course she isn’t interested in the church because she has no relationship to Christ the Lord! Not as a tyrant or as a dictator. If that is true, & I believe it is, our nation is in trouble. But, we were determined to let God build our home. This sermon series Family Life explores the good and difficult sides of family life and uses scripture to learn what a godly family was designed to look like. Of course, we dare not ignore John’s instruction provided in his first letter. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. Would it surprise you if I told you that the young man came to faith at a very young age? What is perhaps surprising is that Timothy had received the Faith through his maternal line and not his paternal line. This is the time when a young man and a young woman join their lives together, and live in an intimate relationship with the partner. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy” [1 CORINTHIANS 7:12-14]. And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. It has also been said, "as goes the home, so goes the church." For I hear of your evil dealings from all these people. Let us determine, each of us, that we will devote ourselves to transmitting the Faith to our children, to our grandchildren. Just so, when your home determines that it will be a home marked by godliness, many will offer up prayers of thanksgiving for you. This is the kind of persons Zechariah and Elizabeth were. 1. In the end the entire nation will live at peace. strong family which expresses love and devotion for one another. A godly father will circumvent many of those tendencies while instilling a heart to seek what is good. We are neither to feign love, talking a good game while refusing to live as though love meant much, nor are we to love in order to receive. In fact I remember some weddings back in Paraguay where the Pastor would end his meditation by saying to the just married couple: “And now, be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.” Until one other pastor had enough of that and said: “And now that the earth is full, don’t overdo it. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. In support of this contention, I refer to an extended statement in which the Apostle to the Gentiles cautions against presumption. You cannot pass on to your children what you do not possess. Especially in influencing children toward the Faith, a father’s role is of inestimable value. Godly Family Sermon Godly Family Sermon org / Sermons / Family and Godly Blessings. 3. Later, when his mother would be listening intently to the message, he would slip out of the row to walk down the aisle in order to stand beside me as I spoke. 2:10-16) Stuart Briscoe. The concept is that I will love you so long as you are worthy of my love or you love me in return. If these honoured structures are lost, the cost will be unimaginable. Preachers and theologians frequently grapple with how we can revitalise the Faith. Why, yes, that should work! They abused the position of priests, seizing the choice cuts of meat for themselves rather than offering them to the LORD as they were supposed to do. These are the years when many parents feel that they are driven up the wall by each child in a different way. For the spiritual wellbeing of his home. This is what we are supposed to be doing, raising well-rounded kids--physically, intellectually, spiritually and socially. We are very foolish if we adopt a Pollyannaish view of the future, and especially if we are anticipating that everything will somehow magically pan out with our family or with the Faith so that we need not be concerned for the future. Godly Friendships Series Home Sermon Archive Sermon Info Summary We all need good friends. As a servant leader. 2. Much of what is identified as “love” in modern culture is offered on a quid pro quo basis. Visit the web site to browse or download additional material for church or personal use. Of course, this didn’t turn out well. A godly leader takes great care with his children knowing that they are his single greatest contribution to the world. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” [PHILIPPIANS 1:3-5]. Rather, he is stating that children raised in a Christian home have a significant advantage in the matter of coming to faith; they are raised in the presence of a righteous individual, witnessing the impact of the Faith on that parent or those parents. Solomon knew the importance of a good, godly foundation in a marriage. “Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Learn how to … One godly family, transgenerational in fulfilling the mission of the Faith, brings many of the faithful to the point of offering thanksgiving to God. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. The Faith is caught, not taught. Let’s inoculate your children against the Faith! Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 4. We need to take a fresh look at Gen. 2:18-25. In the last 50 years we have witnessed the American Family disintegrate. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord. In 1950, about one out of every 20 children born in this country was born to an unmarried woman -- and there were very few abortions. Then, they are asked to affix those same coloured labels to a future timeline representing what they think will happen. Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become disheartened” (Col. 3:18–21, NET). Getting up early and dropping into bed late, labouring for material gain is vain, the psalmist tells us. I will be preaching at New Prospect Baptist Church in Horton, AL, July 23-27, 2018. 3. Note how he has spoken of Timothy’s “sincere faith,” and how he noted that this faith “dwelt first in [his] grandmother Lois and [his] mother Eunice.” Now, the genuine faith Paul had witnessed in these two women is evident in the younger preacher. I. v. 18 A GOD ORIENTED These are good years. In doing this, parents are preparing their children for the work of God’s good Spirit. He loved us when we were unlovable. After all, the exception proves the rule. In this letter, Paul is challenging this younger man to transmit the Faith to subsequent generations. Godly Family Sermon. In accordance with the Conference theme, I would like to focus on the entire Family this morning, with special emphasis on Momies and Daddies. I am not asking whether you breathe a panicked prayer when the nice policeman turns on his lights. He points out that since the past is made up of advance and trial, then it follows that the future will likewise be composed of joys and sorrows. Remember that Paul’s prayers were because he was reminded of what had been accomplished through the teaching of Lois and Eunice. 1. Psalm 127:4 says, that children are in their parents hands as an arrow in the hand of a warrior. Perhaps you have seen an ad that promotes a major insurance company which is currently on television. Mark Isham - Sermon. He wants us to have peace and dwell with us. “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world” [ROMANS 1:8]. West Glendale Baptist Church. When that little boy was born, I observed a wonderful thing. “Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. I’m speaking directly to Christians at this point: do not lose touch with your godly roots. Ted Trefsgar. Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Alistair Begg reminds us that when we become a child of God, we become a member of His true family – one that will last for. This series examines the individual roles, responsibilities and … Timothy’s grandmother and mother had honoured the Lord by training the child in the Faith. Thanks be to God for all those who inspire us and encourage us in the faith. Our text tells us not only how to raise up godly children, but also godly grandchildren (Deut. ... Family Business - Part 1. B. John the Baptist was blessed in his family with sense of God's presence, v. 11ff. Well, the ad is correct. But, even for those who have been, or who are a part of the statistics there is hope. We need, we want more, nicer, bigger, better stuff. He said of the Colossian Christians, “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints” [COLOSSIANS 1:3, 4]. 5. They did not know the LORD” [1 SAMUEL 2:12]. There, in the laboratory of life, children witness the power of God at work in the lives of those whom they love. The big question many are asking is how does one actually produce a godly family. Let me be practical, asking you to answer some pointed questions. I find it somewhat surprising to observe that Paul opens the letter by focusing on a grandmother, a mother and a son. God has a plan and purpose for our lives. Shortly after writing the aforementioned survey of life as an Apostle, the Apostle wrote, “To keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Healthy, well disciplined, loving homes release into society such people that will make a nation strong and peaceful. When a mother comes to faith, she is not often successful in influencing her husband to embrace the Faith, and she may or may not influence her children to believe in the Christ. What will life in the so-called empty nest be like? That is a big word in politics, real estate and so on B. PROVIDE A GODLY MODEL OF RIGHTEOUS RESPONSES TO LIFE’S CHALLENGES — Paul commends Timothy for his “sincere faith.” The word translated “sincere”  occurs but six times in the New Testament. Disciplines of a Godly Family - R. Kent Hughes - 洋書の購入は楽天ブックスで。全品送料無料！購入毎に「楽天ポイント」が貯まってお得！みんなのレビュー・感想も満載。 This series examines the individual roles, responsibilities and relationships within our families with a focus on how we can express godliness in those relationships. The counsel I received was priceless. I am not asking whether you fling a hurried petition heavenward before you eat a meal, though returning grace should be common in each Christian life. At that time I reviewed the qualifications for eldership, reminding myself that an elder is to be “self-controlled” and that “he must manage his own household well” [see 1 TIMOTHY 3:2-7]. He wants each person to have a sense of being an integral part of a family, regardless of personality quirks or unusual traits. And secondly, we are commanded to teach His Word to our children. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate. Had lost her daddy in an accident, traumatic. One godly family, transgenerational in fulfilling the mission of the Faith, brings many of the faithful to the point of offering thanksgiving to God. I understand that there is the sad phenomenon of fathers who are not assertive and not particularly godly who have scant influence for good and for God. Godly faith, as is also true of the love Christians are to express, must be genuine. Next to my salvation and my relationship with God, nothing is more important to me than my relationship with my family. Sermon Outlines On The Christian Home And Family This material is from ExecutableOutlines.com , a web site containing sermon outlines and Bible studies by Mark A. Copeland. For when I am weak, then I am strong” [2 CORINTHIANS 12:7-10]. This is the reason why the crucial first years of life together can be determining whether a family will adopt this philosophy or the way of God. God’s love was showered on fallen mankind, not because we deserved His love, but because He was revealing His love toward us through providing atonement for those who would receive it. Psalms 127 & 128 give us a picture of a family upon which the blessing of the Lord rests. True faith grows out of the union of the believer with the Living Christ; it is rooted in the heart and is expressed by a transparent life. God has informed us how to live aright (II Peter 2:1-4, Psalms 111:10, Psalms 119:104-105; 130, Job 32:8, Isaiah 55:6-9, II Timothy 3:16-17, and Ephesians 5:17). I am sure that many of you would have similar stories to tell. Wonderment is writ large on the face of the child; and though she doesn’t fully understand, she accepts what she is told. The advise is this: no matter which stage in life you are in, allow God to be the centre around which your family life revolves. That is the influence of a man. In this sermon series we learn what it means to live a godly lifestyle. Likewise, when Paul uses this word to speak of the faith sought, it speaks of faith that is not affected by expediency. The husband must live up to his godly responsibility. I bless God constantly for the heritage with which I am endowed. Our church family extends beyond the four walls of a building. Raising Godly Children is lesson #9 of the Principles and Practices of Biblical Parenting Series which provides 7 principles from Deuteronomy 6 to help the parents on how through family devotions and other means on spiritual nurture spiritual growth in their children. Witnessing such righteous lives, the Spirit of God can create the desire to come to life in Christ. Do your children see you pray? I believe we are on solid ground if we credit the transmission of this faith to training provided by these two women. Various concepts and schemes are proposed, but one that is not often mentioned is modelling the Faith in the home—modelling transformation through daily life. The Godly Family Godliness And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother” [1 JOHN 4:7-21]. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. I am not discounting the message preached each week, but if the only exposure to Christian doctrine your children receive is during a Sunday morning sermon, it is likely that they will not adopt this Faith as their own. We cannot be educated into the Kingdom of God; however, we can witness the Faith lived out in the daily lives of righteous individuals. Some parents are at the stage in life where they begin to wonder what life will be like after the dust settles and peace and quiet returns to the home. This does not mean that the wife cannot assist in supporting the family—Proverbs 31 demonstrates that a godly wife may surely do so—but providing for the family is not primarily her responsibility; it is her husband’s. However, these foolish notions are a gossamer delusion that deceives us into deliberately discarding the wisdom of the ages and the righteousness that built the great nations of the west. Ps. That godly husband, his godly wife and their godly children are a blessing to all who know them. Every mother should serve to teach her children from infancy to love the Lord God. It explores the roles of the husband and wife, and how living the way God has called us to live can lead to our children continuing on in their spiritual growth. The Apostle admonishes the Roman Christians, “Let love be genuine” [ROMANS 12:9a]. If you’re looking for more sermon ideas on family, ... Building Godly Marriages and ‘God Kids’ (Mal. Now, there are good friends and there are not-so-good friends.  “Unfeigned” (KJV), “true” (New Century Version), “genuine” (NKJV, NLT),  See Johannes P. Louw and Eugene Albert Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains (United Bible Societies, New York, NY 1996) 674, Michael Stark, “To Timothy, My Beloved Child” (sermon), preached 8 February 2015, http://newbeginningsbaptist.ca/clientimages/42652/sermonarchieve/2 timothy 1.02 to timothy, my beloved child.pdf, http://newbeginningsbaptist.ca/clientimages/42652/sermonarchieve/2 timothy 1.02 to timothy, my beloved child.pdf. This sermon series Family Life explores the good and difficult sides of family life and uses scripture to learn what a godly family was designed to look like. And he said to them, ‘Why do you do such things? Do we Christians need to be reminded that we do not deserve Christ’s love? “We’re part of the family that’s been born again; Part of the family who love knows no end; For Jesus as saved us, and made us To parents listening at this time, I urge you to realise that every disappointment in your life is an opportunity to reveal the power of God at work in your life. He said, "Well, I was born in … “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him”. Paul has written, “[If] any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. This almost sounds dreamlike, doesn’t it? My granddad and grandma were godly, declaring the things of God to my brother and me whenever we were with them and openly praying for us. Swindoll sums it up this way: “When you boil it down to the basics, the pulse of an entire civilization is determined by the heartbeat of it’s homes. Every father should function as a teacher of righteousness for his children. healthy family, today’s churches place lesser emphasis on the importance of a godly family. Ephesians 4:32- 5:33. Paul offered thanks to God simply that some had faith. A Mighty, and Influential, Godly family can Begin with You. How do we raise godly children in marriage? God’s love never fails. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Introduction: A. Deuteronomy 6:4-6: “Hear, O Israel! Paul is not suggesting, as some have erroneously argued, that children of Christian parents are saved because of their parents. Paul appealed to several evidences when arguing for the validity of the message he declared; one evidence was “genuine love” [2 CORINTHIANS 6:6]. With a lot of love and care from the parents and some understanding from the children a family can truly experience the blessing of God during the wonder years. All rights reserved. • A Godly Family • Over the next few weeks, I will be presenting lessons designed to help us develop and maintain families and households that are Christ-centered and Spirit-filled. Then come the school years. Again, Paul was moved to prayer when he heard of the faith and love expressed by some believers. This is the time when a young man and a young woman join their lives together, and live in an intimate relationship with the partner. 5. Though it is not intended to be the focus of this message, I do not want to pass too quickly consideration of the type of faith that causes joy for the follower of the Christ. Ted Trefsgar The Godly Family God’s word says: Unless the Lord builds the house, it’s builders labour in vain. We who are Gentiles dare not presume against the mercy we have received; and especially is it true that no Gentile dare discriminate against God’s Chosen People, the Jews. When the parent sings, the child will quite naturally want to hold a hymnal and make a joyful noise. 2. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons (and we would add daughters) will be like olive shoots around your table. They even slept with the women who came to serve at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting [see 1 SAMUEL 2:13 ff.]. One of the reasons God brings two people together in marriage is for the purpose of raising godly children, children who look like him. 1. (Sometimes my wife would wish that I would deliver the next one). How a father responds to a crisis in his family reveals much about his ability to handle crisis in the church. Consequently, the young man had not only embraced Christ Jesus as Master of life, but he had served faithfully within his home church. We saw in a previous message that Timothy was “The son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek” [ACTS 16:1]. As believers in the Son of God, all twice-born individuals must be humble before the knowledge that God has revealed His grace toward us; He has shown us great mercy. “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. We are indoctrinated to think that failure to change is regressive. Each evening during the winter months, dad would call my brother and me to sit at his knee while he read to us from the Bible before praying for his sons. “But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. A godly family is the closest thing there is to Heaven on earth and an ungodly family is the closest thing there is to Hell on earth. Family Business This sermon series explores living a godly … Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Six Keys to a Godly Family. Christian family values do not come from politicians, judges, or professors, but only from the one book which is in accordance with reality-the Bible, the very word of God. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. I remember the countless times that we spent praying for God’s guidance in our decisions. That is, the entire community will benefit from the people that have been brought up fearing the Lord and respecting fellow citizen.