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Family Business

Stuart Briscoe

Fewer couples are getting married than ever before. Those who are don’t always look like a traditional bride and groom. Is this dramatic overhaul of marriage and family a natural progression of a man-made idea that should be embraced? Or is the traditional model of the family something more—a divine creation that is God’s best for us?

In this series, Stuart explores the foundation of marriage and how it relates to the family. Why did God create it? What roles do husbands, wives, and children play? Is it something that needs to change with the times? As the relationships continue to be redefined by modern culture, discover what God’s Word says about His plan for marriage and the family.

Messages From This Series:

Contemporary society is being rocked by powerful forces seeking to redefine marriage and restructure the family. It is therefore most important that the biblical and traditional views of marriage and family should be carefully explained and firmly embraced.

Scripture: Ephesians 5:31

Biblical and traditional teaching describes marriage as two people becoming "one" as God joins them together! Experiencing this obviously requires considerable adjustment involving, among other things, the wife "submitting" to her husband and the husband "loving" his wife. This is not easy to grasp or do!

Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-5:24

The Christian view of marriage is that God joins two people together and they become one flesh. This unique relationship holds great promise and presents great challenges for all concerned. For men, it means loving their wives as Christ loved the church!

Scripture: Ephesians 5:25-5:33

Ancient cultures developed "Family Codes," which addressed relationships between members of the household. Paul adapted these codes in order to present specific Christian teaching concerning relationships in the family, including parent/child relations.

Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-6:3

Having exhorted Christian children to obey their parents, Paul turns his attention to fathers (Gk. pateres which can mean "parents"), telling them to avoid exasperating and to concentrate on educating their children in "the Lord."

Scripture: Ephesians 6:4

The Bible gives detailed instructions about such practical issues as marriage, parenting, and employment. But it is important to realize that they are related to such spiritual issues as "living in the fullness of the Spirit." We need to understand the connection.

Scripture: Ephesians 5:18

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