Our Family Life plays a Major role to build the body of Christ

Author: Voice Of God Ministry  //  Category: Family Life


You should be like one big happy family, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds1 Peter 3:8 A perfect family should be like.God also has an idea of what the perfect family would look like:The reality is that none of us have a perfect family.

But God has given us our families, just as they are, for a specific purpose, and we have responsibilities as His children to take care of our family relationships. But whensomeone doesn’t care for his own relatives when they needed help, especially those living in his own family, has no right to say he is a Christian. Such a person is worse than a heathen1 Timothy 5:8What is hardest thing about ‘enduring’ in your family? Is it the difficulty of trying to see the positions of other people in your family, or is it the difficulty of trying to develop a true concern for what they feel?

Distinguish between the Country laws and the God’s laws.

In few critical situations our beloved teenage children switch over and take the parents role from their children role and switch over from the God’s law to country’s law. God’s law iscompletely different form country law. Country law opens a Bar. But God’s laws condom it. Country laws induce you not to obey to your parents and to give complaints against your parents in the police station and rush you to the court.

What a poor situation of poor spiritual Christian Children. Is God with you? Didyou repent? Is your God lowerthan the court? Don’t say “The serpent deceived me. Be careful. Here is the God’s law not for world kingdom, but for God’s kingdom. It is the highest importance one. . Matthew 6:33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Proverbs 6:20.My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.Proverbs 17:25.A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him.Proverbs 19:26.Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother are a child who brings shame and disgrace.Proverbs 28:24Whoever robs their father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong,” is partner to one who destroys.

Matthew 15:4For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.Ephesians 6:2“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise. Exodus 20:12.“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.Leviticus 19:3“Each of you must respect your mother and father, andyou must observe my Sabbaths. I am the Lord your God.

 If you hate God’s law, don’t honor God’s law,doesn’t wantto play the Christian role. God did not requirequantity of people (number of people) but quality of people like one Joseph, one Moses, one Samuel, one Elijah, one Elisha one David, one Daniel, and so on and finally one Jesus. You will honor your government law to escape from punishments, but do you think God will not punish you? Remove your useless image about God Almighty.

Today people are mingling the God’s law and world government law, which is the worst situation. They were simply jumping here and there and this is not spiritual growth. 1 Kings 18:21.Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing. If God laws are good follow that or if you don’t want to follow God’s law be a world one.

If you decide to be a spiritual man follow sincerely and don’t turn either side please. Then only you can succeed the successes.Colossians 2:20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:2 Timothy 1:12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. Sunday rush to the Church Monday rush to court for fight for your rights are not a Godly way.

Paul’s advice on fighting other .

 1 Corinthians 6 (TLB)1. How is it that when you have something against another Christian, you “go to law” and ask a heathen court to decide the matter instead of taking it to other Christians to decide which of you is right?

2 Don’t you know that someday we Christians are going to judge and govern the world? So why can’t you decide even these little things among yourselves?

3 Don’t you realize that we Christians will judge and reward the very angels in heaven? So you should be able to decide your problems down here on earth easily enough.

4 Why then go to outside judges who are not even Christians?

5 I am trying to make you ashamed. Isn’t there anyone in all the church who is wise enough to decide these arguments?

6 But, instead, one Christian sues another and accuses his Christian brother in front of unbelievers.

7 To have such lawsuits at all is a real defeat for you as Christians. Why not just accept mistreatment and leave it at that? It would be far more honoring to the Lord to let yourselves be cheated

World’s law is to build the worldly kingdom not God’s kingdom. Today Satan destroyed 40% of good Christian family and enjoys for the same. How long should we honor our father and mother?The answer is until our death.Getting separated from your father and mother (after marriage) is different from honoringthem. Please don’t confuse yourself.

Jesus said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?Matthew 19:5. Until your time you will have to submit everything to your parents, which is God’s law and not parent’s law. When you are submittingto your parents you are honoring your God too, which is more important. Although Jesus’ father and mother are not spiritually equal to Him, neither not educated nor had control over their other children, still Jesus and His parents toosubmitted to their respective authority.

Do you know all the Children of Joseph and Mary did not believe his brother Jesus? One of his brother Jude followedJesus after His resurrection from death whichstill is not yet confirmed (In research). You may think that youare a major. No! God is major, we are all minorand the children of God, irrespective of age group.

1 Timothy 4.12- 12 don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.2 Timothy 2- 22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heartPsalms119-9. How can a young person stay on the path of purity?  By living according to your(God’s) word.  Be courage in Jesus.

Don’t encourage and allow Sadden to interfere in your Goodly life. Luke 10. 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.

To the Elders and the Flock

In 1 Peter 5 .1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:1-7)

In 1 Peter 3 1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.

4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For, “Whoever would love life  and see good daysmust keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.11 They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteousand his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the faceof the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter3:1-12)

Apostle of Christ Jesus Paul’s advice

In 1 Corinthians 7 Paul said,10. To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.12. To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.

13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband have been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. 16 How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

Concerning Change of Status

17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches. 18 Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised.

19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts. 20 Each person should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.21. Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so. 22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings. 24 Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.(1 Corinthians 7.10-24)

Concerning the Unmarried

25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is. 27 Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife. 28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.29.What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short.

From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; 30 those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided.

An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.36 If anyone is worried that he might not be acting honorably toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if his passions are too strong and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants. He is not sinning. They should get married. 37 But the man who has settled the matter in his own mind, who is under no compulsion but has control over his own will, and who has made up his mind not to marry the virgin—this man also does the right thing.

38 So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her doe’s better.39 A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord. 40 In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is—and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.1 Corinthians 25-40) God give authority to every role in the family for children for husband for wife and so on. We can’t alter it for our own useless flesh wishes.

Making a good beginning of life

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything… blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.James 1:2-4, and James 1:12

Everything has a beginning. As we understand very well a good beginningis half successes. Every seed start its life only when it is immersed inside the ground. If it is open on the ground it cannot start its life. Every individual behavior and the attitude will be started in family first and continued to our fellowship. Regarding the fellowship inPsalm::1 King David explained with blear. No more explanation needs not to be required.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One understands.Proverbs 9:10.So fear of the Lord to be started in home by the parents. Son will be like a Father .Daughter will be like mother. Believer will be like pastor. You will be as tour favorer.   But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin1 John 1:7.   We should be more conscious before we start the fellowship with any other believer or an unbeliever.

Two partsoflife.

All of us have two parts of life, just like a coin which has two sides. One is our outer life which we care always like teachers of the law and the Pharisees who always clean the outside of the cup, which may not beofmuch importance than the inside, and other side is our inner most life, how we deal with God, what we think rather than what we speak,

what we do rather than what for we say others to do, how we are sorry before God and how we reallyrepent,how we hate the sin inside our heart, what about our unconditional love on others, is it like God’s love towards us,how do we cooperate with God to build the kingdom of God and the Body of Christ, how we have the good relationship with God and respect and honor His Great fellowship, how we accept and do the willing of Godwith us  and many things….

Hence, the inner part of our life is most importance than the outer part; if the inner part is holy then the outer part will be holy too. We the New covenant people are very favorable because Christ shows the way clearly in each and everything, starting from loving till giving. So we have the easy path to pass away. There is no harm.Jesus says in Matthew 5 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.( Matthew 5:3-11).

Cleaning of cup

Jesus Continued about the inside of the cup Matthew 5:21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’  But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca, is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you; leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.  And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce. But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery. “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’

But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne;  or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.  And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.  All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.  And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.

If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.  Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?  And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?  Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then you’re Father, who sees what is done in secret, will be rewarded to you.

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.  But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then you’re Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him”.Matthew 6;1-8

The above mentioned are all the Divine nature of God, Let me ask why God created human in His own image? Great question and you’re not the first to ask it. King David asked essentially the same thing:”When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4).Why did God make us? To answer that, we need to know three things:

First, it wasn’t because he needed us: “The God who made the world and everything in it … is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything” (Acts 17:24-25).And he didn’t make us because he was lonely. Long before we were here, God already had “company” with his Son and the Holy Spirit, referred to in Genesis 1:26, “Let us make man in our own image. “And he didn’t make us because he needed his ego fed. It’s not like God made us to satisfy some carving to be worshiped. God is totally secure in who he is—without us.

Second, despite not needing us, God chose to create us anyway, out of his great love: “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). Yes, God loved us even before he created us. It’s impossible to get our heads around that idea, but it’s true; that’s what “everlasting” love means. God is love (1 John 4:8), and because of that love and his wonderful creativity, he made us so we can enjoy all that he is and all that he’s done.

Third, God created us to fulfill his eternal plan. I could write pages and pages about this, but suffice it to say that God, in his infinite wisdom, chose to make us a part of his eternal plan.What part do we play in this plan? Well, the Bible is full of instructions for how we should live our lives. But here are a few key verses to remember:”Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5). “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). “We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).

We’re also part of the war between God and Satan, and God’s ultimate plan to defeat Satan. By putting our faith in God, we can defeat Satan and his lies (see Ephesians 6:10-18).Finally, perhaps the most important part we play in God’s eternal plan is to point people to eternal life with God—through his Son Jesus Christ. The Bible calls this our “ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).That’s why we are here. But it’s also important to note that we have a choice in all of this. When God created us, he didn’t make us pawns in some cosmic chess game. We’re not his toy soldiers. God gives us freedom of choice.Bottom line: God may not need us, but we certainly need him. I hope you’ve made the choice to put your trust completely in him—and play an exciting part in his loving, eternal plan.

But, we are not yet matured enough to know and understand God’s secret and eternity plan, moreover it is not our concern. God has kept something for us that we need. He has the authority to maintain secrete within Him. It is not our part to do so. We are not a creator but, we are His creation.Sin was not born in Eden. It is already start in heaven by satan. God knows everything before it could happen.

He the Almighty who knowseverything wellabout meeven before I wasborn what I will be doing…..And even before his Creationswas created. Christ has representing as our sin sacrifice before the creation had started. Jesus knows very well about Judas before He could betray him. Yet He loves Judas just 1like He loves us. We are not worth enough for His unconditional love. Still he loves us.  Because God is our loving father who cares for all of us. It is His Divine nature.

He loves us although we are sinners;He loves us when we repent. He hates the sin not the sinner. We can’t measure God’s love upon us. It is just like how an ant can’t understand themountain or the universe .We can’t and not matured enough to understand God’s secret plan. That’s why King David said “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4).

But, one thing is sure that,God wants fellowship with us not because of what we are but because of what He is. Adam and Eve walked along with God literally in perfect harmony. Why did God walk with them, because, He loved them and He wanted to have fellowship with them.

Rev. 4:11 says, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being There will be the “new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelled righteousness” (II Peter 3:13) once again. This is His plan, purpose, and pleasure, God in His love He desired reciprocal love, so He created man in His own image. Man was given the ability to respond to God’s love or reject it. In the beginning man enjoyed full fellowship with God, but soon it was rejected because Himself, bringing the ruination of all creation.

This wasn’t God’s intention, so He implemented His plan for creation to fulfill its intended purpose.

So, Lucifer lost his fellowship with God, which is the major punishment and he could not tolerate it, still he did not repent. Jesus prayed in Calvary “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” (Matthew: 26-42) Jesus knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”  An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.Luck 22:42-44 Jesus cried like anything and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground because he was not afraid for His Crucifixion of suffering, but He don’t want to break the continues fellow ship with His  Father even for a while. During the break of fellowship in cross   Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lemasabachthani?” (Which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”) Matthew 27:45.Hence He take all our sin for us.

 We the sinners don’t know the value of God’s fellowship. God called us to have a great fellowship with Him. In orderto reach this level each of us need to start up right in our family.It is necessary that every individual need to be a teacher of Gospel. Every home needed to act as a mini Church. All the activitieslike prayer, praising, bible readings and teaching need to be witnessed by each and every family member within our family .Without this experience we can’t build up the fellowship among our family.

If every individual grows spiritually then we can easily builda spiritual family and it can be established further as a Church by inter fellowship with other families. Without an individual’s spirituality we cannot build a spiritual family. Without unity of fellowship we can’t built the Church the Body of Christ. This is the real Church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Today because of the individualsin the family, Body of Christ is affected. In the worst modern world, we lost our fellowship with our life partner, parent and Children’s, brothers and sisters, father and mother, uncle and ante of our own family first then our neighbor too. Forgivingeach other, fellowship with each other needs to begin initially within ourfamily, without building our family we can’t build the Church.

Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. Many Christians believe that the family is the best place for having, and raising children. They believe God intended the family to be a place where children can be raised in a loving and supportive environment. They also believe parents should raise their children to learn about God, and believe in Him.

It is the place where love and forgiveness and order and respect and so many other values that make a young Christian person who devotes their life to God’s ‘Family life is important for procreation Genesis 1 verse 22. Without the family, there will be no children. And this is where the children are taught the ways of God and its fundamentals – if this initial and primary teaching is neglected; the Church will find it extremely difficult to mold the lives of the children to the pattern required by God, for the Church builds based on the foundation laid by the parents.

 When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.  Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever (Genesis 6:1-3)A family is a small unit of heaven. A family with every member loving each other is nothing less than a place in heaven.

The love among family members is true love. The family is the base for the existence of the Church. If the family is broken, the Church is broken and if the Church is broken, the purpose of man in God is broken – all we like ship will go astray We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way;( Isaiah 53:6)

The all-wise God, who created the family in the first place, knows the great things that can come out of families either for good or evil. It is the place where precious lives are. Most of the 78th Psalm devotes a description of God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel and the beginning of the psalm is devoted to a challenge to each generation to pass on the knowledge of God to each succeeding generation. God is portrayed as the Great Shepherd, lovingly guiding his people, remaining faithful to them even when they turn away from Him; a God whose discipline is designed to bring people back to Him. The psalmist, Asaph, also relates the continual tendency of the Israelites to turn away from God and wander into sin.

For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should teach them to their children; that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children, that they should put their confidence in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments, and not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not prepare its heart, and whose spirit was not faithful to God. Psalm 78:5-8

This challenge echoes God’s words before the exodus and at Mount Sinai in which God commands His people to remember His deeds to their children (Exodus 12:26, Deuteronomy 11:18-19). It is not a coincidence that the Last Supper was a celebration of the Passover. The deliverance of the nation of Israel from slavery in Egypt was the central salvation event of the Old Testament. The Gospel, the story of God’s deliverance of His people from sin through Jesus Christ, is the corresponding event in the New Testament.

Both ceremonies, Passover and Holy Communion, commemorate God’s salvation by action, but have a strong commemorative component as well. In other words, the re-telling of the salvation event is inseparable from the celebration of the ceremony. In each case the purpose is not only to remember the event, not only to experience God’s blessing by participating in the ceremony, but also to continue remembrance of the event by communicating the history to the next generation.

In Ephesians, Paul exhorts fathers to raise their children “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (6:4). Neither the need to bring people into the church by evangelism nor the discipleship ministry of the church should not blind us to the fact that the family presents the best discipleship opportunity the church ever has. Indeed, the importance of raising children in the faith is as important in the church as it was to the nation of Israel.

We have a good example in Timothy. Timothy, who received two letters from Paul preserved in the New Testament, was instructed in the Scriptures from the time of his childhood by his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice, and as an adult became a leader in the early church (II Timothy 1:5, 3:14-17).

The church has an important role in the life of every child who is a part of it. Every child brought into the church comes under the influence of the entire fellowship of faith. It is the task of the entire congregation to pray, work and live in such a manner that these children come to know the Lord and His ways. It is, therefore, proper for infants to be dedicated or baptized in the presence of the entire congregation whenever possible.

The church’s ministry to orphans is not just to provide for their material needs, but to try to “fill the gap” for spiritual training as well. But experience shows that it is the parents who always have the major influence upon their children, so much so that if parents are not converted, children who profess faith often do not continue to follow the Lord. Further, if a child is abandoned to the world, it makes little difference to the child whether the parent was involved in sin or in good works, the child is still abandoned.

No less saintly individuals than Eli (who was given the task of raising the prophet Samuel to serve the Lord) and David (king of Israel) were guilty of failing to raise their children to love and serve God (I Samuel 3:12-13, I Kings 1:6). Because of this, Eli fell dead, and David’s children were immoral and rebellious. Parents cannot force their children to follow the Lord, but parents should not do less than they are able to do to help their children understand and grow in faith.

The duties of Christian parenthood flow from the nature of their God. Just as God is love, the first duty of parents is to love their children (I John 4:8). Because all children are wanted by God and are important to God, Christian parents seek to bring their children into God’s presence, and God’s presence into their children’s lives through prayer (Luke 18:15-16). Because God is holy, Christian parents model righteousness to their children (Matthew 18:6). Because they are the objects of God’s grace through Christ, they model humility and gratefulness to God (Ephesians 2:8-9) and show their gratitude by serving God (Ephesians 2:10, II Corinthians 5:14-15). Since God makes us accountable, they not only teach their children their faith, they call upon their children to live by it, and lovingly provide guidance through careful, prayerful use of correction, approval, and rewards (Ephesians 6:4).

As God seeks out the fellowship of people, Christian parents bring their children to the house of the Lord to seek fellowship with other Christian children (Hebrews 10:25, I Corinthians 15:33). Just as God finally gives us free will, Christian parents have as their goal the maturing of their children so that they, in turn, can be effective Christian parents to grandchildren (Matthew 19:4-5, Luke 15:11-12).

Sometimes in their zeal to promote evangelism and missions, Christians have belittled the importance of the ministry of parents at home. The truth is that there is no better place to disciple future Christians. It is in the home that we have a chance to show how Christianity applies to every part of life. In addition, in times like ours when families are falling apart throughout our nation, there is no more important Christian duty than to model Christian homes to our culture. This is the account of Noah and his family.

18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch..23 Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. 25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech 28 whenLamech had lived 182 years, he had a son.

29 He named him Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.( Genesis 5: 18,23,24,25,29)  Hence, Enoch walked faithfully with God he educate his  son  Methuselah and he educate his  son  Lamech and he educate his  son  Noah and  he was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.

The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. (Genesis 25:27)  When stay at home among the tents. He learns about his grandfather Abraham, and about his father days of the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him . This is the foundation of his courage in God and his fellowship with God.

I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. (2 Timothy 1:5)After the tabernacle was built, the Temple was built and the Holy of Holies was moved in there along with the Ark of the Covenant.. This was with Israel up until the time of Jesus. In the New Testament .. God still seeks to be with His people.In John 1:1,14 it says, “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God… and the word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth

The difficulty of trying to see the position of other people in your family:

We have to remember that in every situation in our family, there are always two or more views present at the same time. All of us come at situations from a different perspective, and we all see things differently. It’s like an optical illusion that looks different to each person who looks at it, depending on what you want to see. Are you committed to trying to see the position of other people in your family? You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common (1 Corinthians 1:10)

The difficulty of trying to develop genuine concern for the position of others:

Even if you do understand the viewpoint of other people in your family, you still may not have the compassion necessary to care about what they think. But this is such an important part of the transformed Christian life. Why do we treat kittens in our family better than we treat siblings or parents? If a kitten completely destroyed something in your room after you’ve already disciplined it for doing something similar before, we find the heart to be kind. We are able to see the fragile nature of the kitten’s life and develop compassion rather than wrath. Why can’t we do that with our siblings and parents? They are just as fragile, and tender in the eyes of God. Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Try always to be led along together by the Holy Spirit and so be at peace with one another. Ephesians 4:2 to 4:3

Honoring God Means Honoring Your Family

If we ever hope to learn how to see the viewpoint of others in our family and develop a true concern for them, we are going to learn how to honor them and love them. First you have to start by seeing that they are human too, with their own frailties and doubts and fears. We must be considerate of the doubts and fears of others, if we do what helps them, we will build them up in the Lord. Romans 15:1The first key to transforming your family life is to have consideration for others. Consideration involves compassion, sympathy, empathy and forgiveness. It won’t always be easy, but when you are struggling in your family life, ask yourself these simple questions: “Am I being considerate of other in my family?” “Why would God require me to be considerate, even when others are not?” “Why would he put me in a family like this?”

When you love those who deserve your wrath, you start to understand the nature and heart of God. When it comes to families, many of us have tried to do things in our own ways and have encountered a number of difficulties. Let’s go back to James for more help: My dear brothers, take note of this: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires…if anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

James 1:19-20 and James 1:26Why is it so hard to talk to our families in a godly way? Is it because we are so familiar with them that we don’t show them our best, most formal effort? Or is it simply because we all have such a difficult past history together that it’s hard to get beyond that?

Dealing With Our “Over-Familiarity”:

Have you asked God to help you with this problem of ‘over-familiarity’? Pray this prayer: “Father, I know I need to take the time to develop better relationships in my family. Help me Father to renew my family relationships. I know I often treat strangers better than I treat my own family.

I also know that my words are often harshest when dealing with those that I am closest to. Please help me to treat my family as a honored guests, rather than unimportant nuisances. “You may not think it is possible to renew your family relationships, but God is the renewed of all things: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31

Dealing With the Difficult History of Our Family:

Have you ever asked God to help you overcome the difficult history you may have with some of the people in your family? Pray this prayer: “God, you know the past and what I have gone through in my family. Sometimes it’s hard to forget about all the harsh things that have been said or done. Please develop within me a forgiving heart that also forgets.

Give me the strength and wisdom to move forward in my relationships at home, leaving our difficult pasts behind as much as possible. Do you really understand the power and importance of forgiveness? We need God to forgive us, but that is only possible if we are willing to forgive others: Your heavenly Father will forgive you if you forgive those who sin against you Matthew 6:14

Our Words Provide Life or Death

Perhaps the biggest key to developing strong family relationships lies in our ability to talk with one another. God says this stuff matters: Don’t use bad language. Say only what is good and helpful to those you are talking to, and what will give them a blessing.

Ephesians 4:29Take a hard look at your family and how you communicate with each member. Use a blank piece of paper and write your name in the middle. Now write the names of all the other members of your family around the edges of the paper, circling your name. Now think about how you relate and communicate with each of these people. Draw a line to connect you with each member on the page, according to how you communicate.

If you both have open communication, draw a straight line with an arrow at both ends. But if one of you is always open to communicate, but the other is not, draw an arrow in the direction of the open communication and leave an ‘x’ at the end where there is none. If neither of you is willing to communicate, draw a straight line with an ‘x’ at both ends. Finally, if you communicate with a member of your family, but all the communication is in the form of fighting, draw a jagged line to connect you with arrows at both ends.

This diagram is the blueprint to all your family problems. Your family is like a machine, a system that operates at a certain level based on the ‘wiring’ of communication between each member. If you want to change the dynamics of this system, and create a new machine, you simply have to re-wire it with better lines of communication!

My Life Lived His Way

The second key to transforming your family life is to communicate with others. Communication is the key to relationships. If you want these family relationships to improve, you are going to have to take the time to listen and speak kindly. Why would God require me to develop communication skills, even when others don’t? Why would he put me in a family like this? When you have control of your words, you have control of your heart, and you become an effective tool in the hands of God. Let’s go back to James for more help: Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man, who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does.

James 1:22-25Why is it so hard to live what we believe? Is it because we are so fallen by our very nature, or is it because our faith is so shallow and needs strengthening? Take time right now to pray that God will give you the power to control your fallen sinful nature, and live out your faith in a real way Take time right now to pray that God will deepen your spiritual walk and ignite a fire in your life to help you live your faith in a real way.

When dealing with our families, it’s important to realize that we are called to commit ourselves to the relationships that have been given to us by Godin a race everyone runs, but only one person gets first prize. so run your race to win. To win the contest you must deny yourselves many things that would keep you from doing your best. 1 Corinthians 9:24

But What If My Family Is a Place of True Abuse?

God would never ask you to commit yourself in a place of danger, not for all but for a very few of us, our families are so dysfunctional that they are actually dangerous places to be. That’s why there is something that God wants you to be committed to that even takes priority over your family. God wants you to be committed to HIM. If you love your father and mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. Matthew 10:37

The Third Key to Transforming Your Family Life

You must have commitment towards God. God wants you to be committed to Him first, but he knows that in order to do that and to obey his desire for your life, you too need to reflect His love and commitment toward your family. Why would God require me to be committed to Him and to my family, even when others aren’t? Why would he put me in a family like this? If you can learn about commitment in this life,

you can start to understand the nature of eternity, thenwhatwouldhappen? If I lived My Life the Way that God Wanted Me to Live It? Imagine a family life in which relationships were supportive, rather than destructive. Imagine a family that reflected God’s love and forgiveness. Imagine a family that had and open ear and an open heart to calm our doubts and fears. Imagine a family that was committed to eternity. That’s the family that God wanted you to be in, if you are willing to live your life in God’s way.

Why did God make the earth and us along with it? He doesn’t really need us, so why did he create anything?Great questionon question the first to ask it. King David asked essentially the same thing: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers … what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4).Again, God is seeking His people, but this time, instead of dwelling in a temple, he was then walking around among the people. Jesus, who was God in flesh, was again walking with His people, just like the Garden of Eden. But we know what they did to Jesus. They killed Him. They crucified Him.

But God was not surprised by this.  In fact, it was part of his plan. Instead making a sacrifice by a high priest, once a year, in the holy of holies, Jesus became that sacrifice once and for all by dying on the cross so that we can believe in Jesus and be forgiven of our sins. That is why it says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

The nature of Love is to give. What is the best thing God could give? – Love. What is the best thing YOU can give? – Love. Love people by showing them Jesus, by being honest, good, and true. “For God is faithful through whom you were called into Fellowship with His Son Christ Jesus.” 1 Cor. 1:9,He wants to have fellowship with you because He loves you. He wants to have fellowship with your precious family because He loves you and your family too.


Godloves us.  He is gives us. The best He can give is Himself.He has given you the Holy Spirit so that you might have God living within you.  Not in a desert sanctuary or a stone temple, but in a living intimate way.You can know Him, experience Him, and feel Him.He made the universe for you.

He created your family for Himin order to have fellowship with Him. Revelation 4:11 says, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Colossians 1:16 reiterates the point: “All things were created by him and for him.” Being created for God’s pleasure does not mean humanity was made to entertain God or provide Him with amusement. God is a creative Being, and it gives Him pleasure to create. God is a personal Being, and it gives Him pleasure to have other beings He can have a genuine relationship with them.

Being made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27), human beings have the ability to know God and therefore love Him, worship Him, serve Him, and fellowship with Him. God did not create human beings because He needed them. As God, He needs nothing. In all eternity past, He felt no loneliness, so He was not looking for a “friend.” He loves us, but for this sake He doesn’t need us. If we had never existed, God would still be God—the unchanging One (Malachi 3:6). The I AM (Exodus 3:14) was never dissatisfied with His own eternal existence. When He made the universe, He did what pleased Himself, and since God is perfect, His action was perfect. “It was very good” (Genesis 1:31).

Further, God did not create “peers” or beings equal to Himself. Logically, He could not do so. If God were to create another being of equal power, intelligence, and perfection, then He would cease to be the one true God for the simple reason that there would be two gods—and that would be an impossibility.

“The Lord is God; besides him there is no other” (Deuteronomy 4:35). Anything that God creates must of necessity be lesser than Him. The thing that is made can never be greater than, or as great as, the One who made it (God the creator).Recognizing the complete sovereignty and holiness of God, we are amazed that He would take man and crown him “with glory and honor” (Psalm 8:5) and that He would condescend to call us “friends” (John 15:14-15). Why did God create us? God created us for His pleasure and so that we, as His creation, would have the pleasure of knowing Him.

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.  Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13 1-6.Let’s reformate our family life. Let us honors each other to build our close fellowship,smiling family.Letusnever forget to treat our father in-lawandmother-in-law as our father and mother.  Let us treat our spouse’sbrother and sister as we love our own brother and sister. Let usbe humble with each other. May the God help and lead us. Grace be with you all. Amen

Servant of God
Bro. David Samuel
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