The family today is under attack. This basic building block of society which has everywhere had a basic form of father, mother and children as the inner core and in laws and other extended family beyond that, can no longer be assumed as the norm. Romans 1 tells us what happens when humanity turns its back on God. They suppress the truth in unrighteousness. It can be the truth of God’s existence as witnessed in nature, the truth of God’s law as witnessed in conscience, and the truth of our sexuality in our bodies, and the truth of family...
Thanks to Willem Rawlins for preaching this afternoon as part of our series in the Disciplines of Grace. Children and Parents – Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.