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The Family of Faith

Sept. 15, 2019 - Matt Herndon

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The Church as Family

a.          “household of God” (1 Pet. 4:17).

b.          “the family of believers” (Gal. 6:10).

c.          “Our Father” (Mt. 6:9),

d.          Jesus is “our brother” (Heb. 2:11)

e.          “keep loving each other as brothers and sisters” (Heb. 13:1).

What does it mean to be a healthy family, and what does that look like for the Christian Church?

Healthy families make themselves a priority.

“As we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (6:10).

"Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple" (Luke 14:26).

Healthy families work things out.

“If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother or sister, then come and offer your gift” (Mt. 5:23-24).

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over” (Mt. 18:15-16).

Healthy families know what holds them together.


“Who are my mother and my brothers? Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother” (Mk. 3:33-35).

“Truly I tell you, no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age, and in the age to come…” (Mk. 10:30).