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A Family in Christian Service - Matthew Rathbun

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Matthew Rathbun's presentation on being a Christian Family that serves Christ. Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues

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A Family in Christian Service - Matthew Rathbun

  1. 1. A Family In Service Matthew Rathbun MatthewRathbun.net
  2. 2. 27 - Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. 14 - For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 1 Corinthians 12: 27; 14
  3. 3. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9
  4. 4. Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org In 1996 85% of People believed that Christians had a positive role in Society …today it’s only 31%
  5. 5. Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org Most Common perception of today’s Christian were… Anti-homosexual - 91% Judgmental - 87% Hypocritical - 85%
  6. 6. Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org 25 % - “…have had a bad experience in a church or with a Christian that gave them a negative image of Jesus Christ
  7. 7. Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org 15 % - believe that Christians live a different lifestyle that outsiders
  8. 8. Source: Barna Group www.Barna.org 91% believe that outsiders do not become Christians because of the “rigorous” lifestyle… Only 20% believe that they would have to change their lifestyle…
  9. 9. Relegated Responsibilities • Government • Church • Spouse • God
  10. 10. Actions and prayer
  11. 11. Doctrine and gospel
  12. 12. Your Story
  13. 13. 14 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
  14. 14. The Responsibility of “husband” • Designed to lead and serve • Designed to rage war • Designed to work • Designed to be tired
  15. 15. A Bored Man is a dangerous man
  16. 16. The Responsibility of “wife” • Designed to support • Designed to be a partner • Designed to lead • Desgined to teach
  17. 17. I Don’t have time
  18. 18. Rest is found in Christ
  19. 19. The Pings Of the spirit
  20. 20. God Given talents
  21. 21. Spiritual gifts
  22. 22. Acquired Skills
  23. 23. Passive and proactive service
  24. 24. service to family
  25. 25. Service at work
  26. 26. service outside of “church”
  27. 27. seasons of serventhood
  28. 28. For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth Deuteronomy 7:6
  29. 29. MatthewRathbun.net

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