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  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY PRESENTED BY JOY JOSEPH MUNDUKOTTACKAL KONKANI CHRISTIAN (BRETHREN) ASSEMBLY
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • TOPIC COVERS
    • WIVES
    • HUSBANDS
    • CHILDREN
    • PARENTS
    • SERVANTS
    • ( 2 Samuel 7: 29 Thou O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and
    • with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be
    • blessed for ever.)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • The topical study- Christian family
    • (Colo. 3:18- 23; Eph.5: 22-6: 9)
    • 1. Wives.
    • It is good to observe the order; the Spirit of God begins instructions
    • with “Wives” both in Ephesians and Colossians.
    • Every wise woman buildeth her house, (divine role given) but the
    • foolish plucketh it down with her hand (Pro.14: 1)
    • (You may advise your daughter to be a Doctor or a talented professional;
    • but how many Christian parents guide them to be a good wife in future .)
    • Rajagopalachary, (First Governor general of India) used to quote from, Ps. 127 & 128 where ever he addressed students (to become a good wife)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • What the wives are?
    • 1. A prudent wife is from the Lord. (Pro.19: 14)
    • 2. A virtuous woman, her price is above rubies. (Pro.31: 10)
    • 3. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. (Pro.12: 4)
    • 4. The wife is the good favor of the Lord. (Pro.18: 22)
    • 5. The wife is a fruitful wine in his house. (Ps.128: 3)
    • Names used for wives in relation to the husband.
    • 1 . A help-meet (Gen.2: 20)
    • 2. Beloved (S.O.S. 2: 10)
    • 3 . Spouse (S.O.S 5: 1)
    • 4. The companion and the wife of thy covenant (Mal.2: 14)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Duties of the wife to the husband
    • 1. Love their husband (Tit. 2: 4)
    • 2. Submit to them as unto the Lord . (Eph.5: 22, Col.3: 18; 1.Pet.3: 1)
    • 3. Give reverence to them. (Eph.5: 33)
    • 4. To be obedient to them (1.Cor.14: 34, Tit.2: 5)
    • 5. Faithful to them (Chastity before and fidelity after) Pro.31: 11; 12)
    • (Every wife and husband must read and understand the magnitude of
    • the verses (1.Cor.7: 3-5)
    • Elderly woman must teach younger (Those having this understanding)
    • (7 things- Tit.2: 4-5 )
    • (Where it lacks need the pre-marital counseling; and where it fails need
    • of post-marital, which leads to the separation or divorce; which was
    • seldom heard among believers once)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Duties in relation to the house of God
    • 1. Learn to be silent and seek instruction from
    • Husband (1.Cor.14: 34-35)
    • 2. Not on adorning with ornaments ( Not outward )
    • (1.Tim.2: 9; 1. Pet.3: 3)
    • 3. But adorn with modesty and sobriety
    • (1.Tim.2: 9)
    • 4. And with the spirit of meekness and quietness
    • of the heart (1.Pet.3: 4- Inward beauty)
    • 5. Be an example in good works
    • (1.Tim.2: 10; 5: 10)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • The aged woman may teach the young woman
    • (Tit.2: 4-5)
    • Young women to be sober,
    • to love their husbands,
    • to love their children,
    • to be discreet,
    • chaste,
    • keepers at home, good,
    • obedient to their own husbands,
    • (That the word of God be not blasphemed.)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • A wife must be diligent, prudent and one who gives to the poor.
    • (Much of her duty is within the house)
    • (Gen.18: 10; Ps.128: 3; Pro.31: 13-25)
    • Bible gives admonition for us with good and wicked wives.
    • (Few examples)
    • Job’s wife was not (not good) righteous in advising to keep integrity.
    • Zecharias and Elizabeth both were righteous (Job.2: 9; Luke 1: 6)
    • Jezebeel tried to entice Jehu by adorning herself (2.Kings 9: 30)
    • Esther did not ask anything more,… before going to the king. (Es.5: 14)
    • Michal despised David in her heart, when he with the Ark. (1.Ch.15: 29)
    • Sarah obeyed Abraham, who was honoring God (Gen.18: 7)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • The topical study- Christian family
    • (Col. 3:19; Eph.5: 25-29)
    • 2. Husbands
    • Husbands love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
    • (Col.3: 19)
    • (As Christ also loved the Church and gave himself for it. -Ep.5: 25)
    • Planned and instituted by God himself. (Gen.2: 18-25)
    • (Family never the plan of Adam, but God is the author of it)
    • When Eve was brought before Adam, he said;
    • “ The bone of my bones and the Flesh of my flesh and she shall
    • be called a woman” (Gen.2: 23)
    • They had the love, the beauty of the garden, cool of the evening and companionship of God. Above all they were “One flesh”.
    • (1.Cor.6: 16)
    • ( Serpent intruded and all was upset; yet their love never failed;
    • I think Adam preferred to be guilty knowingly to share the punishment. (Gen.3: 6)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Names used for husband in the Bible.
    • Lord (Ps. 45: 11) Sarah also called (1.Pet.3: 6)
    • Rest place (Ruth.3: 2)
    • Beloved (SOS.6: 3; 5: 9, 10)
    • Monogamy and polygamy
    • Bible begins with a marriage in the Garden of Eden, ends with
    • the marriage of the Lamb in Revelation. (Both places we see the “One wife for one husband”.
    • In the beginning it was, but later at the patriarchal time polygamy was practiced.
    • (May be permissive will of God; But primary plan of God “one wife to one husband”, could only work out “one flesh” or else for Adam God would have given more wives.)
    • Let every man have his own wife, every woman have her own husband. (1.Cor.7: 2)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Duties of the husband
    • 1. Love the wife as Christ loved the Church
    • (Eph.5: 25-33; Col.3: 19)
    • 2. Regard them as themselves
    • (Gen.2: 23, Mat.19: 5; Eph.5: 33)
    • 3. Dwell with them wisely giving honour
    • (1.Pet.3: 7; Lk.6: 31)
    • 4. Must have authority over the wife.
    • (Gen.3: 16, 1.Cor.11: 3; Eph.5: 23)
    • (Example 2.Ki.4: 13 Dwell among own people? Est.1: 22)
    • 5. To be faithful with them
    • (Mal.2. 14; 15; Pro.5: 19)
    • 6. Nourishing them (Providing food, clothing etc)
    • Eph.5: 29
    • 7. Cherishing them (treating with affection and love)
    • Eph.5: 29
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • 8. Live wisely prayer must not be hindered
    • (1.Pet.3: 7; 1.Cor.7: 5)
    • 9. Render unto wife the due marital rights
    • (1.Cor.7: 3-5)
    • 10. Don’t be bitter to them .
    • (Col.3: 19)
    • And further
    • Comfort them in sorrow (1.Sam.1: 8)
    • Share with them (Gen.31: 4-7)
    • Do not interfere in their duties to the Lord.
    • (Lk.14: 26; Mat.19: 29)
    • (A secret to all husbands: They will suffer any pain, but not
    • the pain of inflicting them; if you tease or punish them in public)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Rewards to the husbands
    • 1. Joyful life with the wife whom thou lovest all days
    • (Eccl.9: 9)
    • 2. Will do him good and not evil all the days of life.
    • (Pro.31: 12)
    • Bible is with admonition from lives for us.
    • (Few Examples below)
    • Isaac was a good husband (Gen.24: 67)
    • Elkanah ( 1.Sam.1: 4; 5)
    • But Solomon was a failure (1.Ki.11: 1; Neh.13: 26)
    • Ahasuerus (Est.1:10)
    • Lamech. (Gen.4: 23-24)
    • Nabaal (1.Sam.25: 3) ????
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • The topical study- Christian family
    • (Col.3: 20; Eph.6: 1-3)
    • 3. Children
    • Apostle Paul instructs children to obey the parents in the Lord,
    • In Ephesians he reminded that “ the commandment with promise”
    • a. It may be well with them. (For the good of them)
    • (Deut.5: 16; 10: 13)
    • b. They may live long in the earth.
    • (Ps.34: 11, 12; Pro.14: 27; 10: 27)
    • What children are?
    • Children are the heritage of the Lord (Ps.127: 3) What to you ?
    • Jacob said; God hath graciously given to thy servant (Gen.33: 5)
    • Joseph said; they are my sons God hath given me (Gen.48: 8)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Naming the Children
    • (Name with godly names; In the Bible only of meaning)
    • Usually after relations (Lk.1: 59)
    • After events (Gen.21: 6; 29: 32-35)
    • Called by God (Is.8: 3; Hose.1: 4,6,9)
    • Duty of the Parents to the children
    • 1 .Seek of the Lord how to bring them up. (Jud.13: 12)
    • 2 .Bring them to Christ (Mat.10: 13-16)
    • 3 .Bring them early to the house of God. (1.Sam.1: 24)
    • 4 .Teach them the word of God (Deu.11: 19; 31: 12- 13; Pro.22: 6)
    • 5 .Bring up in the nurture and admonition of God. (Eph.6: 4)
    • 6 . Provoke not them to wrath (Eph.6: 4)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Duty of Children to the parents and elderly
    • 1. Live in subjection to the parents. (Lk.2: 51; Heb.12: 9)
    • 2. Hear and follow their instructions (Pro.1: 8,9)
    • 3. Obey their parents “in the Lord”
    • (Pro. 6: 20; Eph.6: 1; Lk.2: 51)
    • 4. Honour parents (Ex.20: 12; Heb.12: 9) Elderly (Lev.19: 32;
    • 1.Pet.5: 5)
    • 5. Fear the Parents (Lev.19: 3)
    • 6. Take care of them when they become old
    • (1.Tim.5: 4; Jn.19: 26)
    • 7. Not to follow tradition of Scribes; ”Korban”
    • (Mat. 15: 5, Mk.7: 11-12)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Disciplining the Children.
    • The need of Disciplining (Proof of love)
    • Heb.12: 6; 8; Pro.13: 24
    • Must not be left undisciplined
    • (Pro.29: 15)
    • The Use of Rod
    • (Pro.20: 29-30; 22: 15; 23: 13-14; 29: 14)
    • Rules under the law for rebellious
    • (Ex.21: 15-17; Deut. 21: 18-21)
    • Must not be reason for grief to parents.
    • (Pro.10: 1)
    • (Moses, Samuel, Timothy all were of good examples; while
    • Esau, Sons of Eli, Absalom were examples of evil sons)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Worthy for inheritance from parents ; If Sons
    • 1. Of possessions:
    • (Deut.21: 16, 17; Luke.12: 13,14, Gal.4: 7, Num.27: 1-8)
    • 2. Of promise
    • (Acts. 2: 39; Deut.29: 29)
    • Duty in relation to the Lord
    • 1. Obey God (Deut.30: 2)
    • 2. Fear God (Pro.24: 21)
    • 3. Remember God (Eccl.12: 1)
    • Rewards
    • It may be well with them
    • b. Long life
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • The topical study- Christian family
    • (Eph.6: 4; Col.3: 21)
    • 4. Parents
    • Fathers provoke not your children to anger,
    • lest they may be discouraged . (Col.3: 21)
    • But bring them up in the nurture and admonition
    • of the Lord. (Eph. 6: 4)
    • What we do? We take so much care for their studies.
    • Do we care same for their spiritual growth?
    • What Bible teaches of the parent’s responsibilities?
    • Children are the heritage of the Lord, (Ps.127: 3)
    • Hannah said; this child I prayed and the Lord hath given
    • me my petition which I asked of him. (1. Sam.1: 27)
    • Jacob said; The Children which God hath graciously
    • given to thy servant. (Gen. 33: 5)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Duty of the Parents (Nurture and admonition)
    • (Yahoo chat room says; ”Parenting is the most difficult job” )
    • Nurture.
    • Love the children ( Tit.2: 4)
    • Bless them. ( Heb.11: 20 - Isaac) Never utter curse
    • Pity them. (Ps.103: 13 ) Like the father pittieth
    • Pray for them. ( 1.Ch.29: 19 ) David prayed for Solomon
    • Provide ( 1.Tim.5: 8 ) If not provides; worse than infidel )
    • Be righteous; do nothing bring curse to generation ( Ps.112: 2 )
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Admonition
    • Moral
    • Rule them. In subjection with all gravity
    • (1.Tim.3: 4; 12)
    • 2. Correct them (Chasten them)
    • (Heb. 12: 7)
    • 3. Restrain them (Are you like Eli to them ?)
    • (1.Sam.3: 13)
    • 4. Provoke them not; (It may discourage and break the will)
    • (Eph.6: 4; Col.3: 21)
    • 5. It is duty of parents to lay up for children.
    • (2.Cor.12: 14)
    • 6. Don’t suggest unholy (marital) connections.
    • (Gen.24: 1-6; 28: 1-2)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Spiritual:
    • Pro.22: 6 Train up a child in the ways he should go;
    • and when he is old he will not depart from it.
    • Deut.11: 19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking
    • of them when thou sitteth in thine house, and when thou
    • walkest by the way; when thy liest down, and when thou
    • risest up.
    • Bring them to Christ. (Mat.19: 13-14)
    • Train them up for God. (Pro.22: 6, Eph.6: 4)
    • Instruct them in the word of God (Deut.4: 9; 11: 19)
    • Remind them of the judgment of God. (Joel 1: 1-3)
    • Tell them the wonderful work of God. (Ex.10: 2; Ps.78: 4)
    • Command them to observe (Deut.32: 46; 1.Ch.28: 9)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Example for good and evil parenting
    • Jochebed hid the child Moses for 3 months (Ex.2: 2-3)
    • Athaliah destroyed all the royal seeds of Judah (2.Ch.22: 10)
    • Manoah intreated the Lord of the son to be born (Jud.13: 8)
    • Manasseh caused his children to pass thru fire . (2.Ch.33: 6)
    • Hannah lent her son to the Lord (1.Sam.1: 28)
    • Herodias asked daughter to demand head (Mk.6: 24)
    • Lois and Eunice could persuade Timothy to faith (2.Tim.1: 5)
    • Mother of Micah persuade to idolatry and lie. (Jud.17: 6)
    • Job did offerings lest his sons may have sinned (Job.1: 5)
    • Eli restrained not his sons from sin (1.Sam.3: 13)
    • (What type of parents we are ?)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • In faith like Abraham dwelling with Isaac and Jacob
    • the heirs of promise (Heb.11: 8-10)
    • In Blessing like Jacob (Gen.48: 10- 49: 27; Heb.11: 21)
    • In serving God like Joshua (Jos.24: 15)
    • In pitying like David (2.Sam.18: 5; 33)
    • What you and me are? Are be we exemplified good or bad?
    • When you leave this life on earth could say to your children,
    • It is not on how much riches and wealth you could leave; but
    • able to say to them like David the man of God;
    • “ And thou Solomon my son, know thou God of thy father ”
    • If so then your life is blessed.
    • Rewards of Parenting
    • If brought up in wickedness-grief (Pro.10: 1; 17: 25)
    • If in faithfulness- praises (Pro.31: 28)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • The topical study- Christian family
    • (Col.3: 22-25; Eph.6: 5-9)
    • 5.Servants
    • A study on Christian family will not be complete with out
    • including servants.
    • (You may think what is the relevance if don’t have servants)
    • We have gone thru different relationship; wife, husband,
    • children and parents.
    • We will try to keep the relationship properly maintained, for
    • we are household.
    • (What about the servants; they are from outside. Do we?)
    • It was common to have servants in a big house
    • (Gen.12: 5 Abraham; Job.1: 2- Job; Phil.14-Philemon)
    • Bible is not against to have male or female servants
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Slavery
    • Hardly few verses we read against slavery (Is.58: 6)
    • Onesimus was a slave; but under Grace not appreciated.
    • Under Law it was not allowed to make their brethren a slave
    • (Lev. 25: 39-40)
    • Bond (love) servants
    • In the 6 th year if the love not allows his to leave he could
    • become a love (bond) servant to his master
    • (Ex.21: 1-6; Deut.15: 12-17)
    • It is Christian faith led to the abolition of slavery.
    • (J. Newton- who wrote “Amazing grace” was a slave trader
    • before his conversion.)
    • The word is used to show humility (Gen.18: 3; Phil. 1: 1)
    • About a few we read “called as Servant of God” (Abraham,
    • Isaac, Jacob, David, Moses)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Types of servants
    • Bond servants (Purchased- Gen.17: 27 )
    • Made from war ( 2.Kings.5: 2 )
    • Hired servants (Daily- Mat.20: 2 ) Yearly ( Ex.21: 2 )
    • Born in the house ( Gen.14: 14; 17: 27 )
    • (Demands an earnest study of Gen.24 )
    • In relation to God
    • Lord said to Israel, “are my servants” ( Lev.25: 55 )
    • But Jesus said;
    • I call you no more servants ( Jn.15: 15 )
    • He bestowed the privileges ( Jn.1: 12; Eph.2: 19 )
    • In NT, by faith are sons, yet few are worthy like Paul
    • (A higher privilege- Phil.1: 1 )
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Duty of the servants
    • Be obedient to your masters according to the flesh ( Eph.6: 5 )
    • Serve in the singleness of the heart as unto Christ ( Eph.6: 5 )
    • Don’t do eye services, but in the fear God ( Eph.6: 6; Col.3: 22 )
    • With goodwill do service as unto the Lord. ( Eph.6: 5; Col.3: 22 )
    • Subject to masters with all fear; even to forward ( 1.Pet.2: 18 )
    • Pray for the masters. (Eg. Abraham’s servant. Gen.24: 12 )
    • Please them in all things; Especially if they believers. ( Tit.2: 9 )
    • Honour the masters ( Mal.1: 6; 1.Tim.6: 1-2 )
    • Be faithful to them in all things ( Tit.2: 9 )
    • Priority for master’s business than food ( Gen.24: 33; Jn.4: 32 )
    • Need to make profit to masters ( Lk.19: 15; Phil.1: 11 )
    • Not to answer rudely ( Tit.2: 9 )
    • ( 1.Tim.6: 1-2; Tit.2: 9 -when the master is a believer)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Warning: To Israel : Remember that (Deut.15: 15; 16: 12; 24: 18)
    • For us : Name of God and ….not blasphemed
    • (1.Tim.6: 1;Tit.2: 10)
    • (We are either servants or masters in the flesh to some one;
    • as spiritually all are either servants to sin or servants to righteousness (Rom.6: 16)
    • Duty of the masters
    • Never to oppress them (Deut.24: 14; Lev.19: 13) Even Sarah
    • was hard
    • Not to withheld wages till the next day (Deut.24: 15;
    • Lev.19: 13; James 5: 4)
    • Need to feed well and care (Luke.15: 17; Pro.31: 15)
    • Avoid threatening them (Eph.6: 9)
    • Nature of bad servants Eye services; Men pleasing; Using Deceit;
    • quarrelsome, covetousness, stealing, lying, Gluttony; unmerciful
    • to fellow servants (Mat.18: 30) Not submitted to correction (Pro.29: 19)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    • Lord Jesus Christ the unique example
    • Isaiah said; Behold my servant ( Is.42: 1-2-Not like the others )
    • He shall not cry; (Not strive- Mat.20: 28; 1.Pet.2: 23 )
    • Nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street
    • A bruised reed he shall not break (Literally to Israel- We also)
    • Smoking flax he will not quench
    • (From his life and teaching of Jesus- His meekness- Meekness is not weakness )
    • Son of man came not be ministered ( Mat.20: 28 )
    • I am in the midst of you as one serves. ( Lk.22: 27 )
    • Began to wash the feet of his disciples ( Jn.13: 5 )
    • Emptied himself; took the form of a servant ( Phil.2: 7 )
    • (Dasaneppole sevaye cheytha daivathin eka jathane;
    • Vasam cheyyanam ea nin vinayam ente ullilum nadhane )
    • (In Malayalam – by V.Nagal)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY
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    • Hope this study “CHRISTIAN FAMILY”
    • been a blessing
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    • are highly appreciated.
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