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Our Imperfect Family Part 2
June 6, 2021

Our Imperfect Family Part 2

June 6, 2021



Romans 12:2 NLT Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 

Four Levels of Communication 

  • communication. 


  • information. 


  • Deep  


  • Deep  



Four Barriers to Communication 




  • False




Matthew 12:34-37 MSG  “You have minds like a snake pit! How do you suppose what you say is worth anything when you are so foul-minded? It’s your heart, not the dictionary, that gives meaning to your words.  35 A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. An evil person is a blight on the orchard.  36  “Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. 37 Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.” 


“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that
it has taken place.”  George Bernard Shaw 



To express warm approval or admiration of.

Matthew 3:17 NIV  And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

Proverbs 25:11 AMP   Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken at the right time.  


Proverbs 18:21-22 NLT The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. 22 The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.

Challenge:  Say thank you 10 times today.



Jeremiah 31:3 NLT “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” 

Challenge:  Tell 10 people today, “I love you!”


Ephesians 4:29 NLT  Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

Challenge:  Give each family member an encouraging word today.



Proverbs 15:1 NLT  A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

  • in love. 


Ephesians 4:15 NLT We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ… 

John 1:14 NKJV  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

  • Truth without grace is


  • Grace without truth is  


  • Truth and grace is


Psalm 16:8-9 NLT  I know the Lord is always with me.  I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.  My body rests in safety.

Challenge:  Pray for each family member every day for the next seven days.


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