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Summary: Your family is worth fighting for, so learn how to fight.

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Fighting for Your Family Part 3

OPEN: Welcome to Restoration Fellowship Church and our series called “Fighting for Your Family” (notice not fighting WITH your family)

Take bibles and stand up please... REVIEW:

# 1 – THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A

PERFECT FAMILY

# 2 – ONLY FAMILIES THAT LIVE BY GODLY

PRINCIPLES SURVIVE AND THRIVE

# 3 - IT DOESN’T TAKE PERFECTION TO

MAKE A GREAT FAMILY, BUT IT DOES

TAKE WORK

LAST WEEK: we talked about being a

WARRIOR for your family

#1 – Your Spiritual Life Strengthens or

Weakens Every Relationship You Have in the

Family

# 2 - Your Spiritual Life Impacts Your Integrity

in The Home

# 3 – Your Spiritual Life Impacts Your Ability to

Settle Conflict Within Your Family

THIS WEEK: Building a Family that Will Last

TEXT:

Matthew 7:24 “Anyone who listens to

my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person

who builds a house (family) on solid rock.

25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the

floodwaters rise and the winds beat against

that house, it won’t collapse because it (the

family) is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who

hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is

foolish, like a person who builds a house

(family) on sand. 27 When the rains and floods

come and the winds beat against that house

(family), it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

Have you ever watched as a family collapsed? Sad isn’t it? Often times it’s the marriage first, then the family relationships begin to crumble. Children take sides, two adults, who once said they loved each other, now can’t even stand to be in the same room together. It’s really sad?

So how do we build a strong family and keep that from happening?

Here’s some things strong families have in common:

A Family That Will Last Has.... 1. Strong sense of commitment

 These days of the disposable marriage. “If it works, fine, if it doesn’t, fine...I’m sure it will...I like them!”



 Commitment is the assurance that this family will stay together....no matter what problems we face, we face them together!

 Strong marriages take the following words, and carve them in granite: “I’m committed to you, no matter what. And they take the word divorce out of their vocabulary.

Parents, there’s 2 ways you can convey the sense of commitment to a child:

Ill.—Growing up in our neighborhood I used to play with the older children because my brother was four years older than me. I remember being the last one picked for ball team...who has to take him? I had him last time! (standing there in right field thinking, I’m here because they’re stuck w/ me!)

I read this week about a Suicide note from a

1. Byconveyingtothemthattheyarea

blessing, not a burden.


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