The Discipleship of Family: May 20, 2012

May 27, 2012   •     •  
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Scripture – Ephesians 6:1-4

1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Scripture – Proverbs 22:6
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

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This Week’s Sermon Reflection:

  • How am I equipping and empowering my family to help discover their calling in God?
  • How have I helped the children of our church discover their identity in Christ?
  • How can I reach out to someone of a different generation and both minister to them and learn from them?


Just as Christ has called those who are married to submit to each other out of reverence for Christ, He calls for every family member to submit to each other as well. Our families are called to more than just behavior and moral improvement, we are called to help our families discover their identity in Christ.

2 Corinthians

24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.