Spring 2019

Hope for Our Families
April 28 - June 1, 2019

Introduction

God designed human beings to live in families. None of us chooses to be born! We are born into families. Our families leave indelible imprints on all of us. There is no such thing as a perfect family. After the fall of humanity recorded in Genesis 3, families have all struggled on some level.

However, the challenges and difficulties families face do not negate God’s original plan. He created the family. It is His idea. His desire is for our families to be as healthy as humanly possible. His grace is available to all of our families.

This sermon series will be brief but meaningful. We will address a limited scope of family matters. We will read through the Book of Genesis and pay attention to the stories of real families recorded in this fascinating opening book of our Bibles.


April 28, 2019

God’s Plan for Humanity

Genesis 1:26-31; 2:18-25


God designed human beings to live in community with Him, His creation, and with each other. The first “not good” in the Bible is found in Genesis 2:18 where God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” God created both male and female human beings. We were given the responsibility to be fruitful and multiply. Human families were a part of God’s original plan for humanity!
  
Daily Bible Readings
April 29:              Genesis 1
April 30:              Genesis 2
May 1:                 Genesis 3-4
May 2:                 Genesis 5-6
May 3:                 Genesis 7-8
May 4:                 Genesis 9-10                                 

 

May 5, 2019

One Plus One Equals One!

Ephesians 5:15-33


Marriage was created by God. At the very foundation of the human family, husbands and wives are to live together in a loving and caring relationship. God has made it possible for us to experience a unique bond of unity through marriage that serves the greater interests of family and society.

Daily Bible Readings

May 6:                 Genesis 11-12
May 7:                 Genesis 13-14
May 8:                 Genesis 15-16
May 9:                 Genesis 17-18
May 10:               Genesis 19-20
May 11:               Genesis 21

 

May 12, 2019

The Gift of A Godly Mother

Proverbs 31:10-31


Motherhood is a noble calling. Motherhood is a part of God’s design for the human family. Who can measure the impact Godly mothers have on our society and throughout history? On this Mother’s Day, we will honor this God-ordained role.
    
Daily Bible Readings
May 13:               Genesis 22-23
May 14:               Genesis 24
May 15:               Genesis 25-26
May 16:               Genesis 27-28
May 17:               Genesis 29-30
May 18:               Genesis 31

 

May 19, 2019

God’s Children

Romans 8:14-17


At the very heart of the Gospel is the work of God’s grace. God has adopted us as His children. Paul uses the imagery of adoption to illustrate the power of the Gospel. With regards to human families, the decision to foster and/or adopt children is a work of grace to be celebrated.

Daily Bible Readings
May 20:               Genesis 32-33
May 21:               Genesis 34
May 22:               Genesis 35-36
May 23:               Genesis 37
May 24:               Genesis 38-39
May 25:               Genesis 40-41

 

May 26, 2019

There Are No Perfect Families!

Genesis 35:27-29


Families are riddled with imperfections. We all are products of imperfect families. However, God’s grace is sufficient for all of our needs. He can bring restoration, healing, and hope to any family!
   
Daily Bible Readings
May 27:               Genesis 42
May 28:               Genesis 43-44
May 29:               Genesis 45
May 30:               Genesis 46-47
May 31:               Genesis 48-49
June 1:                Genesis 50