Becoming A Family Of Purpose

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Presentation for a sermon I did on how families need to get past the tough times in our marriages for us to find and become a family of purpose.

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Becoming A Family Of Purpose

  1. 1. Becoming A Family of Purpose <ul><li>Enduring the Unendurable </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Lanham Family <ul><li>Lead Missionaries </li></ul>DATE CLIENT JUNE, 2007 THE POOR OF WEST VIRGINIA
  3. 3. Malcolm & Emily Lanham <ul><li>Saved & Baptized eight Years ago </li></ul>DATE CLIENT JANUARY 2, 2000 FAIRFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH
  4. 4. Missionaries <ul><li>We have Sent Out </li></ul>PROJECT DATE CLIENT SINCE 2002 FAIRFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH
  5. 5. Matt & Sara McGue <ul><li>Missionaries/ Church Planters </li></ul>
  6. 6. 52% OF ALL MARRIAGES END IN DIVORCE 50% OF MARRIAGES IN THE CHURCH END IN DIVORCE
  7. 7. “ We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.” <ul><li>Colossians 1:11- 12 [msg] </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created.” <ul><li>Colossians 1:15 [msg] </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ For everything absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels- everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment.” <ul><li>Colossians 1:16- 17 [msg] </li></ul>
  10. 10. “ He was supreme in the beginning and- leading the resurrection parade- he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone.” <ul><li>Colossians 1:18 [msg] </li></ul>
  11. 11. “ Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the Cross” <ul><li>Colossians 1:20 [msg] </li></ul>
  12. 12. Malcolm & Emily Lanham <ul><li>Endured And Have Found Purpose </li></ul>DATE CLIENT JUNE, 2007 THE POOR
  13. 13. We have to Endure the UnendUrable <ul><li>Only Christ Can Give us the Strength </li></ul>
  14. 14. Because of Christ <ul><li>We Can Endure the Unendurable </li></ul>PROJECT DATE CLIENT
  15. 15. Families <ul><li>Must Become a Priority </li></ul>PROJECT DATE CLIENT NOW CHURCH
  16. 16. Because of Christ <ul><li>We Can Endure the Unendurable </li></ul>PROJECT DATE CLIENT

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