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