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Topic: I Love My Family

(STERGO)

Text: Ephesians 5:25


Ephesians 5:25
(TMSG) Husbands, go
all out in your love for your
wives, exactly as Christ did
for the church--a love
marked by giving, not
getting.
4 LOVE IN THE BIBLE
1. AGAPAO
2. ERAO
3. PHILEO
4. STERGO
- THE CREATOR OF FAMILY IS GOD.
- THE BEST THING TO EXPERIENCE
IN A FAMILY IS LOVE
- "YOU CAN GIVE WITHOUT
LOVING, BUT YOU CANNOT LOVE
WITHOUT GIVING"
* WHAT TO GIVE AS A MARK
OF LOVE TO YOUR FAMILY?

• ANSWER : GIVE FEASTS


( THESE ARE THE 6 NECESSARY
THINGS IN A LOVING FAMILY )
1. FORGIVENESS (OF MISTAKES,
DISAPPOINTMENTS, SINS)
Mark 11:25
And when you stand praying, if you
hold anything against anyone,
forgive him, so that your Father in
heaven may forgive you your sins.
2 Corinthians 2:5
If anyone has caused grief, he has
not so much grieved me as he has
grieved all of you, to some extent--
not to put it too severely.
2 Corinthians 2:6-8
The punishment inflicted on him by the
majority is sufficient for him. Now
instead, you ought to forgive and comfort
him, so that he will not be overwhelmed
by excessive sorrow. I urge you,
therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
2. ENCOURAGEMENT ( AFFIRMATIONS,
POSITIVE TALKING-AVOID NEGATIVE
WORDS)

1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore encourage each other
with these words.
Acts 20:2
He traveled through that area,
speaking many words of
encouragement to the people, and
finally arrived in Greece,
3. ACCEPTANCE (OF PERSONALITY
DIFFERENCES ESP OF UNPLEASANT
ONES AND WEAKNESSES)

Romans 15:7
Accept one another, then, just as
Christ accepted you, in order to
bring praise to God.
4. SUPPORT (family chores, budget,
undertakings, pressures and
testings and trials vision and goals)

Ecc 4:9-10
Two are better than one, because they
have a good return for their work. If one
falls down, his friend can help him up. But
pity the man who falls and has no one to
help him up!
Ecc 4:11-12 Also, if two lie down
together, they will keep warm. But how
can one keep warm alone? Though one
may be overpowered, two can defend
themselves. A cord of three strands is
not quickly broken.
2Timothy 4:16
At my first defense, no one came to
my support, but everyone deserted
me. May it not be held against
them.
5. TIME ( family gatherings for special
occassions like bday, bonding ( holidays,
family meetings for awareneness and
instructions, family prayer and devotion,
Sunday family worship in church )

Ecclesiastes 3:1
There is a time for everything, and a
season for every activity under
heaven:
6. SALVATION
Act 16:31-34
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be
saved--you and your household.“ Then they spoke the
word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed
their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were
baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a
meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had
come to believe in God--he and his whole family.
Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noah, when warned about
things not yet seen, in holy fear built
an ark to save his family. By his faith
he condemned the world and
became heir of the righteousness
that comes by faith.
CONCLUSION:
Everybody must give to see and
experience a loving family. Stir
up one another to have a
passion for God and to obey
God and you'll see deep and
genuine love in your family.