“Family Matters” – Screen Notes

“What was that verse again?”
The following screen notes will appear during the course of Pastor Greg’s Sunday morning message:

“Family Matters”
Proverbs 22

A family can survive without a nation, but a nation cannot survive without the family.

Matthew 19:5

1. A successful and lasting marriage begins with a leaving.

2. A successful marriage requires that the husband and wife submit to each other.
(Ephesians 5:21)

3. To have a successful marriage, you must be filled with the Holy Spirit.
(Ephesians 5:17-18)

If you are a Spirit-filled person, you will be a submitting person.

If you are Spirit-filled, you will think of others over yourself.

4. To have a successful marriage, the husband must love his wife as Christ loves the church.
(Ephesians 5:25)

Proverbs 31:28

5. To have a successful marriage, the wife must respect and submit to her husband.
(1 Peter 3:1-2)

Ephesians 5:33

The husband has the God-given responsibility to provide for, protect, and lead just as the Lord does for the church.

6. To have a successful marriage, communication must be constant.
(James 1:19; Proverbs 18:13)

Ephesians 4:31-32

“A successful marriage is made of two good forgivers.” –Ruth Graham

Fight to resolve, not to win.

Ephesians 6:4

Why do we need to “bring them up”?

“A child left to himself brings shame to his mother.”
(Proverbs 29:15)

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
(Proverbs 22:6)

We discipline our children to reflect God’s character.
(Hebrews 12:10-11)

1 Samuel 3:11-13

When we fail to do our part as parents, this sin is passed down from generation to generation.

Clear verbal instruction, consistent and proper discipline, all permeated by loving tenderness.

In the Ten Commandments, God said we are to honor our father and mother.

We represent God to our children.

1. The father’s firm, fair, and consistent discipline.
2. The mother’s supervision and companionship during the day.
3. The parents’ demonstrated affection for each other and for the children.
4. The family spending time together in activities where all participated.

We cannot take our children any further than we ourselves have come.

The choices of time are binding in eternity.

Max Jukes & Jonathan Edwards

Family matters.

“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you. So carve your name on hearts and not marble.”
–C.H. Spurgeon

We are all leaving a legacy, but is it a good one or a bad one?

Communion is for believers only.