Every husband, every wife, every parent and every child (even a grown child) has a keen interest in making their family relationships work well. And there are many places in Scripture where these relationships are directly (if often briefly) addressed. But there are many, many more places where Scripture teaches general principles for relationships and community, and we have the responsibility to apply those principles to our family relationships. This summer we are going to look at a variety of texts and topics united by their ability to make a positive difference when applied in the family. Six different preachers will be bringing these messages, since both Bob and Todd will be spending parts of the summer out of the country. Here’s the plan as it now stands. We will update it as we get more information.
Late Spring / Summer Series: The Heart of the Family
This will be a textual / topical series with texts chosen by the various preachers, but all chosen to have application to marriage and parenting. That’s really the only tie among the texts.
Title: In Common
Text: Acts 2:42-47
Worship: Gathered for Praise
Key Sentence: We’re going to try to make our family a community.
Application Sentence: We’re going to do this together.
May 5 Todd – (Bob at Bible Immersion Camp)
Title: Men – Consider Your Ways
Text: Haggai 1:1-15
Worship: Live for Jesus
Application Sentence: Think Carefully about the things that you do
May 12 – Bob
Title: Be Nice
Text: Colossians 3:12-14
Worship: His Kindness Toward Us
Key Sentence: It’s amazing how much rides on a few simple attitudes
Application Sentence: Be Nice!
May 19 – Bob
Title: Generations Under the Word
Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17
Worship: The Word at Work
Topic: The Word at Work in Your Family
Application Sentence: Put more of the Word into your family life
May 26 – (Bob Nepal) (Todd Colorado) Brian Shelley
Text: Colossians 2:8-23
June 2 – Todd – (Bob Nepal)
June 9 – Bob
Title: The Essential Humility of Family (usness)
Text: Philippians 2:1-4
Worship: The Humility of Christ
Topic: Unity and Selflessness in the Family
Application Sentence: Put ‘Us’ ahead of me!
June 16 – Bob
Title: Quality Time vs. Quantity Time
Text: Hebrews 10:24-25
Worship: Time with God
Topic: Spending time together
Application Sentence: Add more quantity to your quality time – and vice versa
June 23 – Bob
Title: Be the Cheerleader
Text: Proverbs 16:24 and others
Worship: The God of Encouragement
Topic: Encouraging One Another
Key Sentence: Words of Encouragement have Incredible Power
Application Sentence: Word and reword until your words are positive and encouraging
June 30 – Bob (Todd Slovakia)
Title: The Cheerfully Giving Family
Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-12
Worship: The God Who Provides
Topic: Family Finances
Application Sentence: Take a posture of giving it all away!
July 7 – (Bob Indiana) (Todd Slovakia) Murry Billingsley
Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-9
July 14 – (Bob Slovakia) (Todd just back from Slovakia) Dan Wales
July 21 – (Bob Slovakia) David Jackson
July 28 – (Bob Slovakia) Mark Bauer
Text: 1 Peter 5:1-7
August 4 – (Bob just back from Slovakia) Todd Cobbs
August 11 – Beginning of Fall Series, likely Matthew. It’s been way too long since I preached a gospel! I will do this all the way through Easter next year, with a break for Christmas. I’m still working out how it will all fit.