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Living in Community

August 5, 2018

       

Living in Community

      One Family, One Friend, One Group, One Fellowship, One Community
 

Church is not like Family …

               It is Family!

 

    John 1:12-13 – But to all who did receive Him, who believe in His name, He     gave the right to become Children of God, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

 

God Our Father

 

   Galatian 4:4-7 says it:  But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts crying Abba Father!  So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir

   through God.

 

We are Brothers and Sisters

    Romans 8:29: For those he foreknew he also predestined to
    be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might 

    be the first born among many brothers.

 

    Hebrews 2:11:Both the one who makes people holy and those

    who are made holy are of the same family.  So Jesus is not

    ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.”

 

What Characterizes Healthy Families?

  1. Healthy Families Serve Each Other                                 
            Galatians 6:9-10: Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.    So then, while you still have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those of the household of the faith. 
     

    2.  Healthy Families Grow    

               By weddings

               By new births

 

    3.  Healthy Families Raise Mature Children

               Deuteronomy 11:19 Teach them to your children,     
               talking about them when you sit at home and when you 
               walk along the road, when you lie down and when you 

               get up.

 

​    4.  Healthy Families Are Grace Filled

           Romans 3:23:  For all have sinned and fall short of the 
           glory of God.  It could have just as easily have said for all                                         families have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

           Colossians 3:13: Bear with one another and forgive one

           another if any of you have a grievance against
           someone.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
 

    5.  Healthy Families Do Life Together
          Hebrews 10:25  Let us consider how we may spur one 
          another on to love and good deeds, not giving up     
          assembling together, as some are in the habit of doing,
          but encouraging one another—and all the more as you 
          see the day approaching.

 

                                            Our Community Challenge:

                              Share a meal with another family this week

      

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