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Fixing a Dysfunctional Family – Family Circus – Part 1
October 3, 2021

Fixing a Dysfunctional Family – Family Circus – Part 1

October 3, 2021


10.3.21  –  Brandon Shanks (Senior Pastor)



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Genesis 2
22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man. 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.  25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.


Genesis 3

7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.


√ The #1 Issue in my family is my .

John 13
3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.


John 13
14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.


John 13
16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
What did Jesus do?


1. Jesus from the supper

2. Jesus laid aside his

3. Jesus took a

4. Jesus

5. Jesus their feet


√ Instead of just identifying the dirt on your family, .

√ Stop trying to change your family and simply them. No strings attached.


Ephesians 5
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.


Ephesians 5
21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.


√ Mutual



Two questions to ask your family this week:

1. What can do to ?
2. What is it like to be on the of me?


Ephesians 5
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

√ My family will be healthier and stronger when I seek to them rather than be .

Ways to “SERVE” your family:
1. Serve with your
2. Serve with your
3. Serve with your

Romans 5
6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.



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