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Summary: It is a satanic goal tomake every family unhappy and then destroy it. What is God's purpose for the family?

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UNDERSTANDING THE TARGET : THE FAMILY... THE PURPOSE OF THE FAMILY

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

WEAK FAMILIES MEAN WEAK SOCIETIES, WEAK CHUCHES...

PROBLEMS ARE NOT THE PROBLEMS... IT IS OUR ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE PROBLEMS THAT MAKE THE PROBLEM THE PROBLEM.

The primary cause of unhappiness in not the situation you face but words and the attitudes you have about your situation.

CHOICES: What kills one individual will make another individual find the solution and be known for success.

Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

A GOOD FAMILY UIS BUILD ON APPPRECIATION, LOVE AND UNSELFISH GIVING.

WHEN YOU STOP GIVING, APPRECIATING AND GIVING YOU WILL DESTROY YOUR FAMILY.

THE WAY TO BUILD A STRONG FAMILY IS TO GIVE TIME...

Many families thing happiness is found in things. A new toy will bring happiness for a few hours.

What is robbing the TIME YOU SPEND WITH YOUR FAMILY?

MAKE THE CHOICE TO LISTEN: THERE IS A LOST ART OF LISTENING...

Are you more patient fishing than you are with each other?

One man wrote that one of the best days of his life was the day his father took him fishing.

He wrote how wonderful the time with his dad was that day.

His dad passed away and he read his father's journal for one of his most meaningful days to see what his father had penned? His father's journal said: Went fishing today. What a wasted day.

What was meaningful to the son meant little to the dad.

WHAT A WASTE? No, it was an investment.

GOD HAS A PLAN FOR EVERY FAMILY.

OUR ENEMY HAS A PLAN FOR EVERY FAMILY...

OUR ENEMY'S PLAN IS CLEAR ... STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY ----

The family has a target on it's head... NO NOT JUST D-I-V-O-R-C-E ...

But anger, bitterness, the lack of joy and purpose.

The character and the integity of the family is the enemy's target...

Our enemy makes friends with the parents and works on compromise then HE TAKES AWAY THE CHILDREN...

GOD'S PLAN FOR THE FAMILY:

1.EACH PERSON IS AN ETERNIAL BEING... DO WE INSTILL BIBLICAL VALUES... BUILD A FAMILY ALTAR...

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Noah built an altar...

Abraham built altars ever where he went...

Genesis 22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

Issac built altar...

Genesis 26:24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

MOSES BUILT ALTARS...

DAVID BUILT ALTARS

2. THE PLACE OF LEARNING... TEACHING... WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING YOU CHILDREN?

WHAT IS YOUR VALUE SYSTEM?

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

3. GOD DESIRES YOUR FAMILY TO LEAN, LISTEN AND ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER...

Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

4. GOD'S PLAN FOR THE FAMILY IS TO LOVE AND GIVE LOVE...

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

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