The family is not an invention of modern society but an idea and invention from God Himself. Our personal family and the family of God (the church) have dynamics that make it work and bring hope, life and love to the world around it. God has outlined those dynamics in the book of Ephesians and through out His word.
If we are going to be able to do more than survive but thrive in this world and impact change in it we are going to have to listen, and obey what God has said. Not from religious duty but from hearts of love for God and each others.
This first part of a two part series deals with how we are to treat one another in the family. It also deals with how we interact with one another, how we are to relate to each other and how it affects the world in which we live.
We are a family. For some people family has negative connotations, however our Father God is a good God no matter what our earthly family was like and He wants us to love one another the way [...]