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Prescription For A Healthy Family (6 of 9)
Series: Jesus Is Lord
OPEN: After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing the Heavenly Father said to these first children was, ''Don't.''
''Don't what?'' Adam replied.
''Don't eat the forbidden fruit.'' God said.
''Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve. . . we have forbidden fruit!''
''Do NOT eat the fruit!'' said God.
''Because I am your Father and I said so!'' God replied. A few minutes later, God saw His children having an apple break and was He ticked!
''Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit? ''God (as our first parent) asked?
''Uh huh,'' Adam replied.
''Then why did you?'' said the Father.
''I don't know,'' said Eve.
''She started it!'' Adam said,
''Did not!'' ''Did too!'' ''DID NOT!
At this point, God had had enough… and to punishment Adam and Eve He decreed that they
should have children of their own. Thus, the pattern was set and it has never changed!
APPLY: There are people who believe that their family was a punishment from God:
The husband doesn't love
The wife doesn't submit
The children don't obey
And the parents are harsh and sometimes difficult to be around.
NOW… I don't know if families (with problems like these) are being punished by God… but such families are unhealthy. They are diseased. They're sick! And their sickness has a name: The sickness is called Sin.
But, there is a cure. God has a prescription that you can take to heal the broken home. And that cure is found in Colossians 3:18-21
''Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.''
I. As with all illnesses, when a Doctor prescribes a medication … you need to take it the way th ...
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