By David Watson

Benchley, August 21, 2016

  • Center your family around God
    • Deuteronomy 6:4
    • Family Bible reading
    • Family devotions
    • Family reactions – the way we always act and react to life
    • What could get us on the wrong track as a family?
      • TV
      • Social media
      • Sports
      • John 12:42-43
    • Men: lead and sacrifice with love
      • A husband is responsible for serving his wife as a leader.
        • Genesis 3:16; I Corinthians 11:3, 7-9
      • Anyone with God-given authority must use it as God requires.
        • I Samuel 15:17-19, 26 – Saul did not lead as God commanded.
        • Husbands are to fulfill their role as God has described it.
        • Colossians 3:19
      • Bad leadership leads to unhappiness
        • I Samuel 8 – Samuel’s sons were bad leaders and Israel rejected them.
      • How should a husband lead?
        • By sacrificing himself for the spiritual well-being of his wife.
          • Ephesians 5:22-23
        • By developing Christ-like love for his wife.
          • See Matthew 20:26-28; John 13:5-14. The way to be great is to serve.  There is no task that is below us.
          • I Corinthians 2:11

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