Tomorrow's message outline is printed in the bulletin, and Carla did the projection slides for me yesterday, but I need today to polish things up a bit. So it is a study day.
I will be preaching on the Six Actions of a Healthy Family from Ephesians 5:22-25; 6:1-4. I am really looking forward to sharing this on Mother's Day.
I ran across an illustration in my reading today that is way too corny to use in a message, but some of you will enjoy. Here it is:
Recipe For Child Raising
1 cup of Proverbs 22:6
2 Tablespoons of Proverbs 19:13
1 Dash of Proverbs 23:13
1 Teaspoon of Proverbs 3:5
1/2 cup of Titus 2:3 through 7
Mix all the ingredients, add a pound of persistence, one cup of love, and whip until right consistency. This recipe is recommended by the Creator of Mankind.
Please add a pinch of Ephesians 6:4
(I will list the Scripture verses below.)
So now I am going to sit out on the deck, and obey 1 Timothy 4:13, "Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine." I'm reading "The Fulfilled Family" by John MacArthur. Good book. You can purchase it from Amazon. (Soon, when our construction is complete, we will have books like this that relate to Sunday's messages for sale in our bookstore each week.)
Remember, our new Connect Group semester begins tomorrow. If you haven't yet signed up for a group, just come a little early, and you can get signed up at the main welcome center in the worship center foyer.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 19:13 - A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
Proverbs 23:13 - Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.
Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
Titus 2:3 - the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—
Ephesians 6:4 - And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.