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# 00043 :  Christian Family
Dear Members, We have so many scriptural passages on christian family living, the kind of life to be lead, the way kids need to be bought up etc etc. In today's fast life, so many of us cannot be with our families, enjoy some time of love and affection, prayer and bible reading etc etc ? Can the members relate on this topic, give your views, as to how a biblical christian life can be lead and how many of us tend to abide by these laws?
Post by : sheeba1  View Profile    since : 14 Sep 2004


Reply by : cultureshock   View Profile   Since : 24 Sep 2004 9:44:29 PM Close
Dear Sheeba,

From the Scriptures we want to see just what God intended the family to be. We want to look at concepts which are basic to the family as a social unit. And we want to look at some of the straw bales which our culture is pressuring us to use in our homes, and which we must reject if we are to have wholesome families.

"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up" (Deuteronomy 6:6,7).

"A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame" (Proverbs 10:1,5).

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother . . . . And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:1,2a,4).

From these and similar Scriptures, we can easily see that God intended the family to be the most basic social unit of society. It is the place where such activities as visiting, eating, instruction, work, and play have their center. God intended that we interact with family members more than with anyone else. And having ordained the home to be the primary place of social interaction, God laid down guidelines for proper interaction.

As a social unit, however, our family in Western culture is seriously deficient. Those who want to work go to the corporation. Those who want to learn go to school. Those who want to play go to the park or the recreation center. Those who want to eat go to McDonalds. Visiting takes place only in snatches. Many Christian families find it strange to have the whole family home for an evening prayer.

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Reply by : elsie   View Profile   Since : 28 Sep 2004 11:48:51 PM Close
Dear sister, a TheyTheyTheychristi
an family is where the father and mother and children live like christ. They resemble christ. they obey christ's teachings. Father or husband will be the head .Wife or mother will be submissive to the husband [father]. Children will obey and respect parents. Their law is the word of God. .Their goal is to love the Lord with all their heart with all their mind and with all their strenth, and to love their neighbours as themselves. Their home is a place of teaching and learnig the word of God. They all together pray and worship the Lord. They exalt Jesus Christ in their life. They preach the gospel and bring sinners to the Lord. They have fellowship with God, Jesus christ and with the fellow believers In the local assembly.This is the christian home.They live by faith. They have a blessed hope of eternal Life with the Lord ever and ever in Heaven after they depart from this world either by death or by the rapture. May God bless. Sr: Elsie
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Reply by : elsie   View Profile   Since : 28 Sep 2004 11:52:19 PM Close
Dear sister, a Chrisrian
family is where the father and mother and children live like christ. They resemble christ. they obey christ's teachings. The word of God. Father or husband will be the head .Wife or mother will be submissive to the husband [father]. Children will obey and respect parents. Their law is the word of God. .Their goal is to love the Lord with all their heart with all their mind and with all their strenth, and to love their neighbours as themselves. Their home is a place of teaching and learnig the word of God. They all together pray and worship the Lord. They exalt Jesus Christ in their life. They preach the gospel and bring sinners to the Lord. They have fellowship with God, Jesus christ and with the fellow believers In the local assembly.This is the christian home.They live by faith. They have a blessed hope of eternal Life with the Lord ever and ever in Heaven after they depart from this world either by death or by the rapture. May God bless. Sr: Elsie
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Reply by : elsie   View Profile   Since : 28 Sep 2004 11:56:00 PM Close
Please read correctly as christian family. Disregard the previous one. Elsie
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Reply by : ba   View Profile   Since : 6 Jan 2005 12:57:50 PM Close
Scripture says, "Anyone who obeys these commandments and teaches men so, will be called great in the kingdom of heaven".

If we follow the lords teachings and teach others, our reward will be huge in paradise. I want to give encouragement to create a "Too do List". There is no right or wrong answers when you read the bible. Type what commandment their is, and obey it on the next column. For example:

(VERSE)Your eye is the lamp of the body, If your eye is blemeshed, how great is the darkness. But if your eye is sound, how wonderful Is the Light.

(OBEYED)Since society is filled with sexsual sin, we should elimenate all things that cause visually. The main point is sinning visually, in a sensory mode. Therefore, I will through away my television and computer to obey this commandment.

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Reply by : lizageorge   View Profile   Since : 13 Feb 2005 5:28:20 PM Close
Is it not a very extreme measure to throw your TV and computer because you will visually sin. Then what about beautiful women and handsome men! you ask them stay out of your way or totally eliminate them from your world? What about your thought process?How do you block your thoughts which travels thousands of miles than your words. What about your sense of hearing? You use an ear plug all the time? come on ! That's not a practical solution.
Self control is one of the charecterisitic of the FRUIT of the SPIRIT. Do not watch or hear anything that may influence your life and take you away from the Lord. Limit your hours before the TV or computer and spend more time reading and getting acquanited w/ the word of God.We are expected to be innocent as a dove and shrewd as a serpent. Keep our minds clear of all the clutter and stay away from dangerous stuff.
It is very important for a family to be together all the time but if the situation is otherwise, the modern technology has evolved so much that, we can keep in touch w/ each other any time. Wherever you are, have personal devotion time and fellowship w. saints.Rely on the Lord completely so His plans will work out in your life. Keep in touch w/our children and nurture them in the way of the Lord as much as your life-away-from-home allows. Let them know about your hope and faith in the Lord.Once in a while use your telephone to Pray w/ one another or w/ all if your phone has a speakerphone available.
Study the word of God so that applying relevent verses to each situation becomes a second nature to you.
Pray that God may change your situation.
Ask God to reveal His plan in your life.
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Reply by : sunilajoseph@aol.com   View Profile   Since : 24 Apr 2005 2:36:01 PM Close
Train up a child in the way he/she should grow. Pray and sing with them when they are young. Even when they are young as 1 month. Sing gospel songs while we put them to sleep. When they are toddler play few chrisiton audio tapes when they play around. Read some bible stories when they are preschoolers. They will not depart from it.
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