Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Managing Life Series - Family

Sunday night at Student Church we continued our series on Managing Life and we talked about Family.  We opened with Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin and then went right into a rather lengthy message on Family.  Students responded well.  We followed up with Hang Time and during Hang Time we ate a large family meal together with ham, potatoes, mac and cheese and dessert.

Here is the outline:

Illustration:  My childhood and breaking my brother's cap gun.  Family can be tricky.

Genesis 1:24-28

  • Family is God's IdeaGenesis 2:15-25
  • You are a giftPsalm 127:3-5
  • God placed you in your family
    (we discussed God's sovereignty and broken families/world and parent's responsibility to God)
        Now What?
  • Be Responsible
    • Obedient
    • Respect
    • Honor
Ephesians 6:1
Colossians 3:20
Ephesians 6:3
Exodus 20:12

I talked about this cycle:
Parents tell you to do something > You Obey > Parents Joy > Leads to Trust and Freedom
Obedience has it's benefits.

Next Steps:  (Always give students an opportunity to move forward and grow in their faith)

____  Ask for forgiveness

_____ Ask parents to start having a family devotion/prayer time (this will blow them away, and you will grow closer together)  I set parents up for the win by sending them in advance a family devotion I wrote to go along with this message.

_____ I need to start showing respect and obedience

_____ Be Responsible  (fill a role, help out around the house, help out)

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