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Family Life Certification

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  1. Family Life Certification Module 1 Biblical Foundations

  2. FrameworkforMarriage & Family • In the beginning, God created • marriage & family • sabbath God’s Plan

  3. God's Plan God’s Plan • The Relationship Imperative GOD M A N

  4. GOD M A N God's Plan God’s Plan • The Ten Commandments GOD Commandments #1-4 Commandments #5-10

  5. God's Plan God’s Plan • The Covenant • God shows His unconditional love and stands by the covenant He has made with Israel • Unconditional love forms the basis of the marriage/family relationship

  6. God's Plan God’s Plan • Sexual Intimacy in Marriage • A sacred gift enjoyed only in marriage • An experience of love, pleasure, celebration and bonding between husband and wife • A blessing to be enjoyed without shame • A secure environment for the procreation, care and nurture of children.

  7. God's Plan God’s Plan • Marriage as a Partnership • GENESIS 2:18 • “ezer kenegdo” • An equal partner • Mutuality • Companionship • Interdependence • Individuality preserved

  8. Sin God’s Plan • Sin attempted to destroy God’s plan • Effects on woman • Effects on man • Other effects • Misunderstanding • Neglect • Conflict • Failure to love, accept and forgive one another • Violent and abusive behavior

  9. Effects of Sin God’s Plan • Deuteronomy 24:1-4;:13-16 Hosea 2, 3; Mal 2:13-16 • Sexual immorality & disloyalty • Separation & divorce • Distortions • Polygamy • Cohabitation • Same-sex liaisons

  10. God's Plan Restored God’s Plan • God in His mercy brings together • His intent for family and • His intent to save

  11. God's Plan Restored God’s Plan • Restoration of God’s Plan through Christ • Wedding at Cana (Jn 2:1-11) • Reaffirmed the lifelong covenant of marriage (Matt 19:4-6; Mk 10:6-9) • Exalted marriage by referring to Himself as the Bridegroom (Matt 9:15; 25:1-13; Mk 2:19, 20; Jn 3:29; 2 Cor 11:2; Eph 5:32; Rev 19:6. 7)

  12. God's Plan Restored God’s Plan • Marriage & the Gospel • The gospel transforms inequality and dominance into • Mutual love and respect • Mutual and willing submission • Humility in leadership • Self-sacrificing love

  13. God's Plan God’s Plan • Marriage as a ministry • Begin your ministry in the family, the home • The home to be a showcase of God’s love • Families are to instruct one another and to model His values and principles in the home • Families can then reach out to other families to carry out the gospel commission of making disciples

  14. God's Plan God’s Plan • The Elijah Message (Mal 4:5, 6) • God’s invitation to reconcile man through Christ (II Cor 5:19) • Heart turning in homes of the children to their fathers and fathers to their children

  15. God's Plan God’s Plan • Singleness • Still an option in addition to marriage • Frees one for ministry like Jesus and the apostle Paul (I Cor 7:7, 8) • The single can still experience wholeness as they connect with others through family and friends and bring glory to God (Matt 19:12; Mark 3:33-35)

  16. The Role of the Church God’s Plan • The church is called to • Be a faith community made up of singles and married members • Strengthen all relationships especially the marriage relationship, the cornerstone of a healthy church

  17. The Role of the Church God’s Plan • The church is called to • Minister to young people so they make wise choices • To prepare children and youth for single or married life • To minister when marriages break down • To support through encouragement and connect them to sources of help. • To minister God’s grace and forgiveness when marriages fail

  18. Roman 12:2 • Do not conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and e acceptable and perfect will of God. • Daily transformation of our characters • Daily renewal • Willingness to change