Family: The Battle for Honor, Worth & Protection

God created the family as the basic building block of His kingdom.  We are to honor and care for the members of our family.

The Battle for Honor, Worth and Protection

Love, Respect & Honor vs. Selfishness, Bitterness & Hate

Key VerseTherefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  (Genesis 2:24)

  • Early Beliefs
  • Early Moral Values
  • Time and agenda

  • Identity – Heritage, belonging, ability to contribute
  • Loyalty
  • Generosity and sense of mission
Key to the Kingdom – Honor

  • Honor the members of the family as the basic building block of society.
  • Teach honor and be an example of humility.
  • Provide for your family and protect them from evil.
Satan’s Attacks

  • Destroy identity – Heritage, belonging, ability to contribute
  • Divorce and betrayal of family members
  • Replace family with sexual perversion, selfishness and addiction
Victory in Christ

  • Proclaim the honor of being adopted into God’s family.
  • Honor the elderly, care for the widows and orphans.
  • Leave a God honoring legacy and inheritance.
Care for your family

  • But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (I Timothy 5:8)
  • 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
    25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. (Ephesians 5:22-29)
  • Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (Ephesians 6:1)

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