Pastor John Abner
Sunday, October 21st, 2018
A Family’s Response to the Gospel
1. Everyone is created in the image of God.
Genesis 1:27-28 (ESV)
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
James 3:9 (ESV)
9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.
2. Everyone is spiritually wrecked by the fall.
Romans 3:23 (ESV)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
3. God longs to get glory through His story of redemption in and through your home.
4. It is the mission of the church to make disciples of generations and all nations.
Ephesians 6:1-4 (ESV)
Children and Parents
6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Hebrews 12:7-11 (ESV)
7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.