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Biblical Ethics 3: Love for Neighbour 1 - Family

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This is Lesson 3 of the Biblical Ethics course in the Crossroads Programme. Crossroads is a discipleship programme written Dr Kevin Smith (http://kevinsmith.co.za) and offered by the South African Theological Seminary (http://www.satsonline.org).

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Biblical Ethics 3: Love for Neighbour 1 - Family

  1. 1. Biblical Ethics 3 - Love for Neighbour 1: Family
  2. 2. Lesson OverviewIn lessons 3-7 of this course we are going to study thelast six commandments five headings: 1. Biblical Values regarding Family You are here 2. Biblical Values regarding Life 3. Biblical Values regarding Sex 4. Biblical Values regarding Property 5. Biblical Values regarding Truth
  3. 3. Biblical Values regarding Family
  4. 4. The Sanctity of FamilyIt seems to cover two things: family order andprinciples of authority and submission. Thecommandment establishes the importance ofhealthy family life as central to God’s will forsociety, and at the same time serves as a modelfor a proper relationship towards order andauthority in society.
  5. 5. Point 1GOD’S ORDER FOR THE FAMILY
  6. 6. God’s Order1) God has an order for the family.
  7. 7. The Sanctity of Family
  8. 8. God’s Order1) God has an order for the family.2) The husband is the head of the home.
  9. 9. God’s Order1) God has an order for the family.2) The husband is the head of the home.3) He has responsibility to care for the family.
  10. 10. God’s Order1) God has an order for the family.2) The husband is the head of the home.3) He has responsibility to care for the family.4) The parents are in authority over the children.
  11. 11. God’s Order1) God has an order for the family.2) The husband is the head of the home.3) He has responsibility to care for the family.4) The parents are in authority over the children.5) They share responsibility to care for the family.
  12. 12. Point 2GOD’S OBLIGATIONS FOR THE FAMILY
  13. 13. God’s Obligations1) The husband The husband has the role of leader and the responsibility to love.
  14. 14. God’s Obligations1) The husband The husband has the role of leader and the responsibility to love. a) Provider
  15. 15. God’s Obligations1) The husband The husband has the role of leader and the responsibility to love. a) Provider b) Protector
  16. 16. God’s Obligations1) The husband The husband has the role of leader and the responsibility to love. a) Provider b) Protector c) Pastor
  17. 17. God’s Obligations1) The husband The wife has the role of helper and the2) The wife responsibility to submit. • She is an equally valuable member of the family • She is subordinate, not substandard.
  18. 18. God’s Obligations1) The husband The parents are to love and lead their children as2) The wife ambassadors of Christ.3) The parents
  19. 19. God’s Obligations1) The husband The parents are to love and lead their children as2) The wife ambassadors of Christ.3) The parents a) Love them b) Teach them c) Discipline them
  20. 20. God’s Obligations1) The husband Children are commanded to honour and obey their2) The wife parents.3) The parents4) The children
  21. 21. Conclusion
  22. 22. Conclusion1) The fifth commandment is based on the belief that the family is the bedrock of society: dysfunctional families produces dysfunctional communities.2) God has an order for the family: husband, wife, children. This is about structure and responsibility, not about value.
  23. 23. ConclusionPerson Role ResponsibilitiesHusband Leader Love and leadWife Helper Submit and supportParents Leaders Love, teach, and disciplineChildren Learners Honour and obey

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