by Ernest Easley

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Getting Back to the Basics (1 of 9)
Series: Guidelines for Building a Godly Home
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Exodus 20:1-3

This morning we are starting a new series of messages that God is going to use to guide every parent in building a godly home. It appears that Satan has unleashed a full attack on the home in his attempt to divide and destroy what God has put together.

Here is what the average family looks like today: Only 34% of families eat one meal together each day. The average Father spends 8-10 minutes a day with his children including meal and television times. Only 12% of America's families pray together. The average couple spends only 4 minutes of uninterrupted time together a day.

As a result .. families today are stressed .. stretched and losing touch with each other. No wonder the divorce rates are climbing at an all time high and the real losers are our children and grandchildren! It's no wonder that when students ... who grow up in our homes and churches .. graduate from High School ... that the majority of them drop out of church within two years .. never to return. Our families are hurting and in need of help.

Back in 1974 during the Watergate scandal when President Nixon was forced to resign ... one of President Nixon's advisors .. Jeb McGruder .. was convicted of burglary and cover-up. When he was sentenced .. the Judge asked him, ''How could this happen? How could you fall such as you did?'' McGruder replied, ''Somewhere along the way, I lost my moral compass and with it, the ability to navigate my life.''

Our families are in trouble .. and here is the trouble: ''somewhere along the way, we have lost our moral compass and with it, the ability to navigate our homes.''

It's time we get back to the basics! The basics that provide our families a moral compass to build godly home and to navigate our homes through the Devil's landmines!

That moral compass is found in the Old Testament book of Exodus chapter 20. So take G ...

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