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Summary: To show that we have been established by GOD as a family and we acknowledged GOD as the Center of our family and the characteristics are discussed in details from an SM (secret message)

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you have a godly family?

Yes. It's established by GOD.

Ephesians 3:15

For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name].

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we have been established by GOD as a family and we acknowledged GOD as the Center of our family and the characteristics are discussed in details from an SM (secret message)

IV. TEXT:

Deuteronomy 6:11

And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full,

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have established us as a godly family.

VI. TITLE:

Characteristics of a godly family

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Name derived from: 2 Greek words: "deuteros" meaning second and "nomos" meaning law.

B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)

C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.

D. Purpose: The former generation of Israel had died in the wilderness; hence it was important that the law should be repeated and expounded to the new generation before they entered the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

E. To whom written: The children of Israel, the generation which would enter and conquer the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

F. Main Theme: A rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai, with a call to obedience, interspersed with a review of the experiences of the old generation.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

G. Key word: Remember

H. Key verses:

Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)

6:1 NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,

6:2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Characteristics of good family

1. Full of good things that we have not filled

"And houses full of all good things which you did not fill,"

2. Cistern hewn which we did not hewn

"and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew,"

3. Vineyards and olive trees that we have not planted

"and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant,"

4. We eat and are full

"and when you eat and are full,"

B. Discussion of these characteristics:

1. Full of good things that we have not filled

Not all things that we received from this world are good. why? because the god of this world is not the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Even the food that we received are bread of wickedness and wine of violence so still we need to pray for it to be cleansed.

2 Corinthians 4:4

For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

Proverbs 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

Romans 14:20

You must not, for the sake of food, undo and break down and destroy the work of God! Everything is indeed [ceremonially] clean and pure, but it is wrong for anyone to hurt the conscience of others or to make them fall by what he eats.

Romans 14:6

He who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. He also who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while he who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

1 Timothy 4:3-4

Who forbid people to marry and [teach them] to abstain from [certain kinds of] foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and have [an increasingly clear] knowledge of the truth.

For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving.

Now the question is: "How come Apostle Paul said everything is indeed clean and pure in Romans 14:20 but in Proverbs 4:17 they are called bread of wickedness and wine of violence. Yes, these verses are both true and does not conflict each other. Because these bread and wine came from the earth or this world which has not been blessed by GOD because the god of this world is not the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Therefore, in order for it to be clean and pure, we need to receive this food in prayer of thanksgiving to GOD when we do, GOD does a quick cleansing of these food so we can eat it without damage to our body. The big obvious problem is unbelievers don't even pray before and after their meal, they are full of quarrells and strife on their tables, they promote wickedness, they promote self-belief on their selves which are all cursed. But we as believers we promote GOD in our lives.

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