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Family: Traditionally the family unit would be defined as a husband and wife with the possibility of children produced by said union. It would also extend to the father and mother of said husband and wife, so grandparents, and aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews and so on. The word family has come to include a whole host of different unions today.
In our Sunday school recently, we considered what a Biblical family looks like and what the idea of a Christian family should look like. If you look in the Bible at families, it doesn’t pull any punches in identifying an assortment of dysfunctional families. So we are left with the question, “what would God want from family and in family relationships?”
It is my belief that God wants a family to be the source of learning about Him, the place where we find strength, refuge, character, among other empowering and good things.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. ...
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Clearly God wants us to be loving and kind to reflect what it means to be a member of the family of God. To find out more about living as a Christian in family visit:
This is another “F” website I came across in my search with some excellent short clips on living as a follower of Jesus Christ in the family of God..