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A Family of FAMILIES Adult Sabbath School LessonPowerPoint PresentationJanuary 7, 2006 ADAPTit!Teaching Approach Families in the Family of God1st Quarter 2006
Memory Verse “Now therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with saints and members of the household of God, having built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:19, NKJV Families in the Family of God
Reflecting God’s Love Steps we need to take • Fulfill God’s purposes for the family • Express God’s Love
STEP 1 God’s Purposes for the Family
Purposes of Family • When was the first family established?Gen. 2:18-25 • Creation • A gift of God before the entrance of sin
Purposes of the family B. What were God’s purposes in establishing the family? Gen. 2:18 • Companionship “Help meet” • Community“Procreation”
Purposes of Family C. What does the special unity “one flesh” symbolize? Gen. 2:24 • It symbolizes the unity of the members of the Godhead—Father, Son, Holy Spirit
FULFILL God’s Purposes Companionship Community Do you have time for your family? Social Needs We reflect God’s love by fulfilling God’s purposes for the family REMEMBER
STEP 2 Expressing God’s Love
Expressing God’s Love A. How can the whole family express their love to God? I John 4:12 • Treat family members with love and respect
Expressing God’s Love B. How did Jesus show His love to His mother? John 19:26, 27 • He made sure His mother got the best care • Jesus is our model
Expressing God’s Love C.How does the idea of the church as a household open the doors to include everybody? Eph. 2:19 • Church is a family of families • Provides sense of belonging to all
We express God’s Love By treating family members with respect By treating family members with love By providing sense of belonging to everyone
Expressing God’s Love REMEMBER Does your church provides sense of belonging to everyone? Do you treat your family with love? Do you treat your family with respect? We reflect God’s love by showing love, respect and acceptance
Summary • Fulfilling God’s purposes for the family • Expressing God’s Love We reflect God’s love by
Christian LOVE RESPECT ACCEPTANCE FAMILIES Families in the family of God
APPLY How can this truth about Christian families affect my life today? Do we have the desire to fulfill God’s purposes for our families? Do we have the desire to express God’s love in dealing with family members? Do we have the desire to accept everyone regardless of his/her status in life?
PLAN How can we use this truth about family this coming week? • What are the practical ways we can do to show our love and respect to our family members? Discuss.
TRANSFER truth to life What changes do I need in my life? • What biblical principle from the lesson can we use today?
TRANSFER Truth to Life PRINCIPLE APPLICATION PROBLEM DECISION This coming week I will appropriate special time for my family I am always busy with my work We need to reflect God's love to our families By treating each one with respect and love By caring for them By spending time with our families What changes do I need in my life? Let’s make a decision!
Christian FAMILIES Families in the family of God
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