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This is the fourth message I gave at Camp Elim’s Family Retreat this past May. Comments welcome!
This is the third message I gave at Camp Elim’s Family Retreat this past May. Comments welcome!
This is the second message I gave at Camp Elim’s Family Retreat this past May. Comments welcome!
I gave five messages at Camp Elim’s Family Camp May 27-30. I’m uploading the five audio messages which you might find helpful. Comments welcome!
The Bible, of course, has much to say about being spiritually healthy. We are a health-obsessed culture, aren’t we? I love the little book by Dave Barry entitled Stay Fit and Healthy Until You’re Dead! But what about our spiritual health?
God’s Word has so much to say to individuals and families about being spiritually healthy. If all 66 books of the Bible are the Word of God, and if God cares about our families, then it is reasonable to pick any book of the Bible and ask, “How can the truths of this book help me lead and develop a spiritually healthy family?” We read in 2 Timothy 3:
Let’s take a second look at the first chapter of Titus:
We have already seen that the spiritually healthy family cares deeply about the local church. Let’s notice a second truth from this passage and it is this —
The Spiritually-Healthy Family —
II. Recognizes False Teaching in Its Many Forms and Opposes It (vv. 10-16)
A. Not All Will Believe the Truth of the Gospel (v. 10)
How we respond to unbelievers is critical! We are here for them — but we protect ourselves from their rebellion by being faithful to the Word.
B. Disruptive Error Must Be Confronted and Corrected (vv. 11-14)
Those who are moving on in spiritual maturity must confront false teaching among God’s people, because ideas have consequences!
C. Unbelief Corrupts! (vv. 15-16)
Unbelief in God’s family is not innocuous. Those who claim to know God must be trained in the truth.
(We will continue this five-part series over the next few days)
What a fascinating interview! (Loved the last line of one of the children: “What are we having for dinner?”) Our culture seems to be strategically targeting families and their time together. Whether it’s racing to sporting events, dance or art classes, or some form of scouts, our children — and our grandchildren — are at risk of missing a critical time for family conversation — dinner!
What ideas have helped you as a mom or dad to safeguard that time with your children?
Please post your comments!