May 2, 2020
A Renovation of Family
by Summer Bowie
Identify Your Family: Broken family Divided family Worldly family Religious family Healthy familyIf our family is the same damaged, divided, and disconnected familywe had before this started, then we’ve lost the lesson. A Renovation of Family: Put God first.Mark 12:29-30 NLTJesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, OIsrael! The Lord our God is
Identify Your Family:
- Broken family
- Divided family
- Worldly family
- Religious family
- Healthy family
If our family is the same damaged, divided, and disconnected family
we had before this started, then we’ve lost the lesson.
A Renovation of Family:
- Put God first.
Mark 12:29-30 NLT
Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O
Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love
the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and
all your strength.’”
We love others best when we love God most.
The way I put Jesus first is not “Jesus THEN my family” but “Jesus IN
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 NIV
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your
God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on
your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when
you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie
down and when you get up.
The most important thing you could ever do for your family is help
them see that God is the most important thing.
• 1 in 2 marriages end in divorce.
• 1 in 1,153 marriages end in divorce if the couple are Christians
and pray together daily.
- Put family second.
Your family should never have the question of whether or not you
love your job more than them.
“Don’t give up what’s unique to you for something someone else can
do.” — Andy Stanley
- Make changes today.
James 1:22 NIV
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what
Making Changes Today:
• Join a Small Group! victoryatl.com/smallgroup
• Don’t just TALK; have CONVERSATIONS.
• Spend MEANINGFUL time together.
• Find reasons to CELEBRATE.
• Be THANKFUL.