Heritage- Family Rich or poor Prince or pauper Mansion or shack USA or anywhere else All have a family All face family issues
King David Had Family Issues One of his sons raped one of his daughters. Another son killed his brother in revenge. Capital punishment was legal for murder.
Ministry of Reconciliation 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
Spiritual Fatherhood 1 Corinthians 6:14-17 14 I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children. 15 Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me. 17 For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.
Family Values Ephesians 6:1, 2 – Children are to obey their parents. Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Family Values Colossians 3:20 – Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:21 – Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.