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Christian home introduction 1 of 4

  1. 1. CHRISTIAN HOME INTRO SESSION Nirmal Nathan
  2. 2. OBJECTIVE <ul><li>“ Marriage is made in heaven, but repairs are done on earth.” </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready for work if we want to build a strong marriage. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Roman Catholic  R C  JCF & BTF- KSA, AOJ, BYM, HI
  4. 4. CHRISTIAN HOME <ul><li>I – VISION, MISSION & STRATEGY OF GOD </li></ul><ul><li>II – MARRIAGE RITUALS - COVENANT </li></ul><ul><li>III – PREPARATION </li></ul><ul><li> SEPARATION </li></ul><ul><li> REPAIR-ATION </li></ul><ul><li>IV – MARITAL RELATIONS </li></ul>
  5. 5. VISION, MISSION & STRATEGY OF GOD <ul><li>Marriages – radical change today </li></ul><ul><li>Adversary’s increasing onslaught </li></ul><ul><li>Pastor’s family life pressures </li></ul><ul><li>Pastoral counseling needs </li></ul>
  6. 6. CHRISTIAN HOME <ul><li>Use these precious days of the retreat with God to let Him deal with you in these matters so that your family life can get back to where God wants it to be </li></ul>
  7. 7. GOD’S WILL <ul><li>God’s Goals for Family Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marriage - Married life – instituted by God before sin entered mankind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eph 5:31 - 32 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mystery = Christ & the bride, the church, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mal 2:15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To bring forth a holy race </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Isa 43:21 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To create a people to worship Him </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acts 4:12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be witness of the LORD </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. VISION OF GOD <ul><li>Genesis 1:26-28 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gen 1:27 Adam / Man - Male & Female = </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IMAGE OF GOD – REFLECTING GOD’S GLORY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exalted status of man and woman - made in the “image of God” = </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to reflect God’s character and attributes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TO REFLECT THE TRINITY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If God is a Trinity of Persons then the Family Life of Love of the Godhead is to be reproduced in man’s family life. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> PERSONHOOD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Image” implies Personhood I/Thou, not I/It. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If God treats you as a person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>that is how we should treat our partners. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. GOD’S STRATEGY <ul><li>His ministry = </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>  Church </li></ul><ul><li>  Kingdom of God being built </li></ul>
  10. 10. GOD’S MISSION PLAN <ul><li>for ‘marriage life’ of His children: </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 2:18-25 </li></ul><ul><li>RELATIONSHIP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It is not good that man should be alone. I will make a helpmate (suitable) for him”. Animals were not adequate. Man was made for relationship. Husbands and wives complement (complete) each other. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. NEW ENTITY <ul><li>Gen 2:24 “One flesh” </li></ul><ul><li>Man-Woman together reflect the Image of God. </li></ul><ul><li>God’s character of love must be expressed. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal of marriage - to reflect God’s image in us individually and corporately . </li></ul>
  12. 12. MARRIED LIFE <ul><li>Gen 2:24 :One flesh and one spirit = Mal 2:15, 1 Cor 6:17 </li></ul><ul><li>‘ To love and to be loved’ = ‘Abundant Life’ </li></ul><ul><li>Worldly love & Divine purpose of love: Selfishness = lust Vs Selflessness = love </li></ul><ul><li>Gen 2:25 : No hiddenness in flesh, soul and spirit. Total transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Gen 1:28 : Be fruitful and multiply = </li></ul>
  13. 13. COMPLEMENTARITY <ul><li>This is God’s plan for humanity. Jesus the head and church the body working as one organism. </li></ul><ul><li>Adam as an individual dominion over only Garden of Eden </li></ul><ul><li>Adam & Eve together as a family = Dominion over the whole Earth </li></ul>
  14. 14. EQUALITY <ul><li>Equality is another principle (animals not equal to the task). </li></ul><ul><li>EQUALITY IN WORTH AND STATUS BUT COMPLEMENTARITY IN FUNCTION. </li></ul>
  15. 15. WAS GOD’S WILL FULFILLED ? <ul><li>Mal 2:13-14 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Not yet fulfilled completely” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Joel 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals, broken family relationships and Judah, the nation being destroyed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is 1:22 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The silver and the dross being mixed – adulteration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is 4:1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Namesake marriage without proper relationship </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. WHAT THIS MEANS.. <ul><li>ARE WE GOING TO LET THE ADVERSARY LAUGH AT GOD THAT HIS WILL IS BEING…..? </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T WE WANT OUR MARRIAGE LIFE TO BE AN ABUNDANT LIFE OF JOY ? </li></ul>
  17. 17. OVERHAULING AHEAD.. <ul><li>“ Marriage is made in heaven, but repairs are done on earth.” </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready for work if we want to build a strong marriage. </li></ul>

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