Sermon Highlights, Sunday, September 5, 2018

Focus on Families

We need to lay a foundation of LOVE in our homes and then SHARPEN our weapons!

God designed us to have descendants and dominion.  Gen. 1:28

Truth!  There are no perfect parents and no perfect kids!

Yet God says our children are our treasures!   Psalm 127

God entrust us with these treasures to raise them in the Lord.

We are to teach:

  • strong relationship
  • life is not a breeze
  • we will all have hardships
  • how to handle ourselves in each situation
  • godly character
  • not to lie
  • it’s not all about me
  • treat people well
  • respect others
  • be trustworthy
  • honor

A steadfast identity in Christ!

God didn’t give us kids to do our work.  But to train them to be well adjusted adults who are warriors in the kingdom of God.

Psalm 127

  • Unless the Lord builds the house, we labor in vain.
    • Our homes are to built according to God’s standards
  • Children are a gift from the Lord, a reward!
  • Like arrows in a warrior’s hand
  • Joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!

Arrows in a warrior’s hand were used to protect or to get food, they had a purpose.  Arrows were not a burden.

God gives children to damage the enemy’s kingdom and to take back what was taken.  Your descendants are to be trained in the ways of the Lord. Equipped to do battle and win!

Arrows are not straight, they have imperfections.  If the fletching’s’ (relationships) are messed up the arrow will not fly straight.  If the point (our focus/mission) is dull it won’t penetrate.   If the arrow is not pointed in the right direction (we are going the wrong direction) it will not hit the target.

Mark 3:23-27 A kingdom/family/church divided against itself will fall apart.

Life is full of pressure for parents and children.  We need a single focus to hit the target!  Jesus is the focus!  As we put our attention on living according to His ways, trusting the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us and help us point our arrows (children) in the right direction.

 

Info:  Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Movie “Like Arrows” will be shown during the morning service.  Followed by a fellowship meal.   Invite friends and family!

Movie clip –   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5DLx-WN1M4

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