Our Imperfect Family: Why Us?
April 11, 2021
Series: Our Imperfect Family #1
April 11, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum
Welcome to a new sermon series on Families! We all know that there is no perfect family. Everyone has issues, and family life is often complicated and messy.
But with God’s help, you can make the most of your “imperfect” family.
In Genesis 1, God commands us to “be a family.”
Genesis 1:27-28 (ESV)
And then we see just how much God loves the concept of families.
Your family is important to God. So, you need to know that…
#1: My family is
Families are the essential building block of human society.
And working on your family is a big deal because it solves so many problems. Remember that…
#2: My family one another
Families are designed to care for one another. When we do this, God blesses us and everyone benefits.
Here’s an example of a family relationship gone wrong:
Genesis 4:8–9 (ESV)
If you look deeper into your family situation, you will see that…
#3: My family is and
Which are you going to choose? Christ or the Culture
Joshua 24:14–15 (ESV)
Thousands of years ago, way before our current cultural and social media, God set a standard for your family. He wants to bless you and protect you, and use your family to shape others.
Does my family need a checkup?
Marks of a healthy family (in order of importance):
#1. Love the Lord
Matthew 22:37–38 (ESV)
The reason God should be #1 in your priorities is because he made you #1 in his.
1 John 4:19 (ESV)
And God gives us a money-back guarantee on loving him.
Deuteronomy 7:9 (NLT)
#2. Serve your spouse
Ephesians 5:22 (ESV)
Ephesians 5:25 (ESV)
#3. Be kind to your kids
Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)
How does God discipline and give instruction as a good Father?
Hebrews 12:6 (ESV)
Hebrews 12:10–11 (ESV)
#4. Make your parents proud
Kids — obey your parents
Colossians 3:20 (ESV)
Adult kids — honor your parents
Exodus 20:12 (ESV)
#5. Care for your clan
1 Timothy 5:8 (ESV)
You may be thinking that your family situation is too far gone for God to fix. You may be wondering how can I live this out in my family with all our issues.
Well, God has you in your family for a reason. He doesn’t make mistakes. He wants to use you, and he will if you let him.
1 Corinthians 7:17
Your family’s health is important. Start with making God #1 in your life and go down the list.