Blessings of A Christian Home “In the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
“and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15 NKJV Timothy was taught from an early age If the Christian Home is as it should be there will be great blessings to the children and all the family.
Blessings of A Christian Home Reared in a Better Moral Environment
The child does not… • See his parents being drunk • Hear his parents give verbal support of abortion • Hear his parents approve homosexuality • Listen to profanity from his parents’ lips Children not corrupted by “works of Flesh” “Like father, like Son” “As is the mother, so is her daughter.” Ezekiel 16:44 Great Blessing to grow up in a God-reverencing home !
Blessings of A Christian Home See Parents who Love one Another
Titus 2:4,5 “that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” Ephesians 5: 28 “So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.” Not domestic abuse - fighting - beating - fussing But Love, care, concern for all in the family.
Blessings of A Christian Home Learn Respect For Authority
Difference between children: • Lovingly disciplined • Turned loose to do what they please • Ephesians 6:1-2 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise:” • Obey • Honor
Blessings of A Christian Home Learn What is Most Important In Life
Daddy and Mommy - God Comes First “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matt. 6:33 Priority “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:2
Three Appeals: 1. Better World if children raised in Christian Home • To the unmarried: • Marry a Christian • Raise your children God’s way • Sometimes there are problems • Better chance to raise faithful children
Three Appeals: 2. If in a Christian Home - don’t take for granted Many people envy you Express appreciation to your parents "The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
Three Appeals: 3. If you had a Christian Home - Be Thankful “Be ye thankful” Col. 3:15 Express your gratitude Encourage young people to marry a Christian
God, Give Us Christian Homes Song Number 843
Blessings of A Christian Home The greatest “Christian Education” Is in the “Home”
Blessings of A Christian Home Parents: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9 “In the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
Blessings of A Christian Home There is a little bit of heaven in a true Christian Home.
Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga. 30809 706-855-1249 email@example.com www.evansgachurchofchrist.org Sunday Evening June 2, 2013