WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE FAMILY?
All right, do you have your Bible this morning? I want you
to turn with me to the fifth chapter to the book of
Ephesians. If you do not have a Bible at our worship
service this morning, I want to encourage you to look into
the front of the pew in front of you, and you will be able
to see a pew Bible that is there. And if you would, if you
will turn that Bible almost to the back to page 155, you
will see on page 155 of the New Testament our scripture
reading for this morning. Down to Ephesians the fifth
chapter. If you would please, stand with me in reverence to
the word of God. I want to encourage all of you as well to
get your bulletins during our message this morning and if
you will open that bulletin up, you will see the copy of our
outline for our message this morning entitled "Whatever
Happened to the Family?"
Begin reading in verse 33 from the New American Standard
Translation, the Bible says, "Nevertheless let each
individual among you also love his own wife even as himself.
And let the wife see to it that she respect her husband.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right."
Chapter 6 verse 2. "Honor your father and mother which is
the first commandment with a promise that it may be well
with you and that you may live long on the earth. And
fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring
them up in the discipline and the instruction of the Lord."
Will you pray with me. Father, we pray now in Jesus' name
that you might control and lord over the next few minutes of
this worship hour. We submit ourselves totally to the
authority of yourself. We thank you that the devil has no
place here because of the power and the person of Jesus.
And we pray already for the moment of invitation when it's
extended that the glory of God would fall on this place, and
we ask this in Jesus' name, Amen.
This is our second message in our series entitled "All in
the Family" as we preach on ...
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