Nothing Like Family

by Apr 26, 2020Family, Sermon

As the family goes, so goes the culture. The idea of family is deeply rooted in our lives. We were born for family; it’s in our blood. And the idea of family is rooted in the heart of God. It’s more than an illustration. Family is a reality for anyone related to God. Yes, God’s family and your family are filled with challenges. But family invites a powerful connection of love and joy.

Discussion Questions

Take a few minutes to describe the family you grew up in. What was it like? Describe the relational dynamic. Can you think of ways you experienced love in your family? What were some of the dysfunctions that characterized your family (we all have them)?

What kind of family life did Adam and Eve, Noah, and David experience? Why are so many of the biblical examples of family usually bad examples?

The idea of family was birthed in the heart of God. How does the trinity point to a kind of family community?

Read Genesis 12:1-3. What did God tell Abram? How would God work through Abram to change families (Gen. 12:3)?

What is the “family in heaven and earth” that is referenced in Ephesians 3:14-15? How are believers inseparably connected as a family in an enormous plan of God? Describe the affinity you feel with other members of the family of God.

What does it mean that we are a family at LifePoint Church? How do you feel “proud of” and “inspired by” our family?

Sometimes it’s easier to live Christianly with those who are outside of our own family. What if we applied the scriptural attitudes of love toward our own household? Read Romans 12:9-18 with an eye toward applying these verses to those you are related to. With which of your relatives do you feel pushback in your spirit when you think about extending this kind of grace? What does it look like for you to love them?

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