Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Word study of family based on two greek words II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To enumerate principles to learn about the word "family" IV. TEXT: 1 Timothy 3:4 (Amplified Bible) He must rule his own hou


Word study of family based on two greek words




To enumerate principles to learn about the word "family"


1 Timothy 3:4 (Amplified Bible)

He must rule his own household well, keeping his children under control, with true dignity, commanding their respect in every way and keeping them respectful.


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Word Study: Family (according to Greek words: patria, oikos


A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: Uncertain, probably 64 A.D.

C. To whom written: Timothy, Paul's spiritual son

D. Main themes: advice and exhortation to a young pastor respecting his personal conduct and ministerial work

E. Keyword: conduct

F. Key verse: 1 Timothy 3:15 (Amplified Bible)

If I am detained, you may know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and stay (the prop and support) of the Truth.


A. Family means

1. patria means "paternal descent", kindred, lineage.

2. oikos means "dwelling", home, household, temple

B. Family characteristics:

1. Carries with it your reputation and the pressures of attaining to it.

a. family of David

Luke 2:4 (Amplified Bible)

And Joseph also went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the town of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,

Luke 1:27 (Amplified Bible)

To a girl never having been married and a virgin engaged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, a descendant of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

1 Peter 4:17 (Amplified Bible)

For the time [has arrived] for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will [be] the end of those who do not respect or believe or obey the good news (the Gospel) of God?

2. Carries with it the blessings

Acts 3:25 (Amplified Bible)

You are the descendants (sons) of the prophets and the heirs of the covenant which God made and gave to your forefathers, saying to Abraham, And in your Seed (Heir) shall all the families of the earth be blessed and benefited.

Acts 11:14 (Amplified Bible)

He will give and explain to you a message by means of which you and all your household [as well] will be saved [from eternal death].

Acts 16:31 (Amplified Bible)

And they answered, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ [give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well.

Acts 18:8 (Amplified Bible)

But Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed [that Jesus is the Messiah and acknowledged Him with joyful trust as Savior and Lord], together with his entire household; and many of the Corinthians who listened [to Paul also] believed and were baptized.

3. Both physical and spiritual

Ephesians 3:15 (Amplified Bible)

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

Matthew 12:4 (Amplified Bible)

How he went into the house of God and ate the loaves of the showbread—which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for the men who accompanied him, but for the priests only?

Matthew 21:13 (Amplified Bible)

He said to them, The Scripture says, My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.

1 Peter 2:5 (Amplified Bible)

[Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.

4. Place of comfort, rest, privacy and relaxation

Matthew 9:6-7 (Amplified Bible)

But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins and remit the penalty, He then said to the paralyzed man, Get up! Pick up your sleeping pad and go to your own house.

And he got up and went away to his own house.

Mark 7:17 (Amplified Bible)

And when He had left the crowd and had gone into the house, His disciples began asking Him about the parable.

Mark 9:28 (Amplified Bible)

And when He had gone indoors, His disciples asked Him privately, Why could not we drive it out?

5. Can refer to a whole country: Israel

Matthew 10:6 (Amplified Bible)

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Matthew 15:24 (Amplified Bible)

He answered, I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

6. human body

Matthew 12:44 (Amplified Bible)

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