In this Part 3 of Pastor Wayne’s teaching, we outline the third family each of us have. For context on this 3-part series, check out yesterday’s post.
3. Future: Your Eternal Family.
Did you know that you have a third family?
The Bible says, “He [Jesus] replied to him, ‘Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?’ Pointing to His disciples, He said, ‘Here are My mother and My brothers. Whoever does the will of My Father is My brother and sister and mother'” (Matt. 12:48-50)
Your home church is a part of your eternal family. And how we live and breathe and how we relate to this family is very important to our future. It is so important that Jesus gives a new commandment:
In this Part 2 of Pastor Wayne’s teaching, we outline the second family each of us have. For context on this 3-part series, check out yesterday’s post.
Present: Your Family at Home.
This is for parents and children. There are specific benefits:
The Bible says, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother'” (Eph. 6:1-2). Children should take it from the Lord, think it through and honor (give it weight to) what their parents are saying to them. The benefit is “This is the first commandment with a promise that it may go well with you and that you may live long on the earth.” (Eph. 6:3).
Today we are going to be talking about God’s blueprint for our family, “A Family Affair”. Each of us needs to understand this because we are all going to become part of a family. I recalled Barbara Bush saying, “The future of America is not going to be determined by what is happening at the White House; it will be determined by what is happening at your house.” Moreover the Republican platform says: Foremost of all the institutions is the American family. It is the foundation of our society and the first level of self-government.
Family feuds are a part of life. They involve people who were once amiable, but who are now somewhat antagonistic and miles apart. These feuds are sometimes caused by major breakdowns, but more often, they are caused by cuts and scrapes that become infected. Never Underestimate Minor Tribulations How many relationships have been broken because of a minor and often foolish problem? An untrue Read More
My greatest ministry will be in the next generation and it must carry on into the generation of my grandchildren. I am not done yet!
I am realizing that my greatest ministry will be in the next generation. The life of David reminded me of that some weeks ago.
Let me remind you of the story of Abraham’s servant that was sent on a mission to find a wife. This trusted servant was sent to Abraham’s hometown to find a bride for Isaac, his master’s son. This woman he was looking for was not to be his wife, nor Abraham’s wife, but the wife of Isaac, Abraham’s son.
Dear Amy, Aaron, & Abby, Some time ago, I was thinking about who I call my closest friends. There are many, but off the top I came up with aboutseven people. Then I asked myself what made them such special friends. The common strand among them was that they were all encouragers. They all supported and motivated me. They spoke God’s truth into my life. They kept praying for me until I received Read More
A Bad Example Samson is an unlikely voice teaching us about building relationships. Samson never got it right with women. He never really got it right throughout his whole life! HE was forever getting into trouble in his relationships by doing an action, which resulted in revenge, which produced retaliation. Can we learn from Samson about building relationships? What does he have to teach us? If Read More
In Doing Church as a Team, Pastor Wayne Cordeiro underscores that church numbers are insignificant when every individual is not involved. However, if the team members work together as one toward a single, clearly defined goal, anything is possible, and everyone shares in the joys and rewards of success!
Psalm 133:1 says, “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” During the span of my 34 years in ministry, I have had the honor of sitting with many in their final hours. As the curtains draw their brief lives to a close, nothing except the vital remains. And each time, without fail, everything else pales in comparison to their desire for healthy relationships. In Read More