Growing Together as a Family By Rev Eastwood Anaba


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Theme: Grow Up

Topic: Growing Together as a Family

Scripture Reading:
Matthew 7:24-27; Ephesians 4:10-16

Main Text:
Ephesians 4:14‭-‬15
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

After discussing so many areas of our lives regarding the theme of the month - Grow Up - we will want to spend the last few days of the month on the family. Everybody belongs to, and is influenced by one family or the other. The people on the streets, those in expensive cars and homes, those who appear to be misfits, etc. all belong to families. If we can grow as a family, it'll be easier to grow as individuals.

The family is a group of persons united by the ties of marriage, blood, or adoption, enabling interaction between members of the household in their respective social roles. The more common structures include:
1. The Nuclear Family: usually consists of parents and their own or adopted children residing in the same household. 2 The Extended Family: Consisting of grandparents, their children and their grandchildren aunties and uncles. Pertains in Africa. 3. Single Parent Family: It consists of one parent and a child or children residing in one household. 4. Blended Family: where one or both parents have been married previously and they bring with them children from their previous marriage(s).

Growing together in a family is an imperative that must be pursued seriously. Since the family is the foundational institution of human society, unit of society, an unhealthy society means families are unhealthy; a weak society means there are weak families and a strong society means families are strong. That is why God placed emphasis on believers having sound families (Genesis 18:19; Ephesians 5:22-33; 6:1-9). Let's take care of the family, and we'll have less trouble in the society.

Pray for your family that it will produce some of the most resourceful personalities in the world, make impact on many generations.

Recommended Reading:
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba

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