Eph 5:31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to
his wife, and the two shall become one ﬂesh." 32This is a great mystery, but I speak
concerning Christ and the church.
Acts 4:32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one
Mal 4Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and
dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,
and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with
Heb 1:5 "You are My Son, Today I have begotten You"? And again: "I will be to Him
a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son"?
1Cor 4:15 For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you
do not have many fathers
The Early Church had a
membership that included:
•Numerical records (Acts 2:37-47)
•Records of Widows (1 Tim 5:3-16)
•Discipline (Matt 18:15-20,1Cor 5, Gal 6:1)
•Accountability & Authority (Heb 13:17)
•and an awareness of who was
a church member (Rom 16:1-16)
in the house
of the LORD
Father & Sons:
Established By God
Ex 4:22 "Thus says the LORD: "Israel is My son, My ﬁrstborn.”
Matt 3:17 "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Lk 11:2 So He said to them, "When you pray, say: Our Father...
Father & Sons
God’s Work In Us
Rom 8:15 You received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
Gal 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into
your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"
“For this reason I am sending
to you Timothy, my son whom
I love, who is faithful in the
Lord. He will remind you of my
way of life in Christ Jesus,
which agrees with what I
teach everywhere in every
church. 1Cor 4:17
God protects this
1Kings 21:2-3, 17-19So Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give me your vineyard,
that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near, next to my house; and
for it I will give you a vineyard better than it. Or, if it seems good to you, I will give
you its worth in money." 3But Naboth said to Ahab, "The LORD forbid that I should
give the inheritance of my fathers to you!" ...17 Then the word of the LORD came
to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 18"Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who
lives in Samaria. There he is, in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone down to
take possession of it. 19You shall speak to him, saying, "Thus says the LORD:
"Have you murdered and also taken possession?"' And you shall speak to him,
saying, "Thus says the LORD: "In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth,
dogs shall lick your blood, even yours.""'
Rom 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so
that you may be established.
2Tim 1:6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through
the laying on of my hands.