Sunday Morning Worship
February 5, 2012
Series: “The Incredible Family”
Today: “Values of the incredible Family”
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:6-9 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 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. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Intro: God wants His children to enjoy a family life that is incredible .
Deuteronomy 6:1-3 These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your fathers, promised you.
* The path to having an incredible family is living out godly values in your home.
I. DOORFRAME VALUES ARE ESSENTIAL TO MOVING THE FAMILY FROM ONE PLACE TO THE NEXT.
A. Look what God told His people in verse 3: “that you may increase greatly.”
B. To see increase , some things must stop and new things must start: this equals movement.
II. DOORFRAME VALUES MUST BE ___INTENTIONALLY___ LOOKED AT.
A. Doorframe values are worthy of daily thought.
B. Doorframe values are ones you decide are so important that you post them.
III. DOORFRAME VALUES ARE CONNECTED TO REAL LIFE .
A. God created values for His people to change the way they live .
B. Incredible families are incredible because their values are living in their homes.
* The average family believes in godly values. The incredible family lives their godly values!
Conclusion: What godly values should families choose?
* The New Testament speaks of the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23.
* If we live these, we will automatically live the 10 Commandments.