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Having a Marriage of Influence<br />Week 1: Impacting Family<br />Guest Speakers<br />Bill & Dawn Bowan<br />October 2, 20...
Whatdoesitmean to influence?<br />Matthew 5:13-16<br />    “You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its salt...
Having a Marriage of Influence<br />ImpactingYourFamily<br />
Our Family…<br />
Our Family…<br />
Whatlegacy do youwant to leave for yourfamily?<br />
ImpactingFamily<br /><ul><li>Today’sFamily
Christ’s Expectations
 Real Life Examples & Application</li></li></ul><li>Today’sFamily<br />Whatdoes the Modern Family look like?<br />
Today’sFamily:What has the family unit become?<br />
Today’sFamily:Doeshavingchildrenmake parents more active churchgoers?<br />
What are the long termeffects of churchattendance?<br /><ul><li>8 out of 10 adultsremembersconsistentlyattendingSundayscho...
Of people who attended Sundayschooleveryweek as a child, 50% went to church the previousweek and 32% reportedhaving an act...
Of people whonever attended as a child, 26% went to church the previousweek and 17% reportedhaving an active faith.</li></...
Christ’s Expectations: FaithStartsAt Home<br />I Timothy 3: 4-5<br />    “He must manage his own family well and see that ...
Christ’s Expectations: Daily Life ShouldRevealFaith<br />Deuteronomy 6:6-7<br />    “These commandments that I give you to...
Christ’s Expectations: Faith’s Influence Endures<br />Proverbs 22:6<br />    “Train a child in the way he should go, and w...
Real Life ApplicationHow do weactupon the challenge to influence ourfamilies?<br /><ul><li>  Start Simple
  Be REAL
  Set a standard
Make service a part of yourfamily</li></li></ul><li>Real Life ApplicationStart Simple<br />Colossians 3:2<br />    “Set yo...
Real Life ApplicationBe REAL<br />CNN Article <br />More teens are becomingfakeChristians…<br />"If teenagers lack an arti...
Real Life ApplicationSet a Standard<br />Colossians 4:5-6<br />    “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the ...
Real Life ApplicationSet a Standard<br />Wayswehideour light…<br /><ul><li>Being quiet whenweshouldspeak
Allowing sin to dimour light
Not explainingour light to others</li></li></ul><li>Real Life ApplicationSet a Standard<br />Let your light shine…<br /><u...
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Impacting Family message from Bill and Dawn Bowan at the October 2, 2010 Living Marriage young couples event at Elmbrook Church. Week one of the three week Having a Marriage of Influence series.

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Having a marriage of influence impacting family 10.02.10

  1. 1. Having a Marriage of Influence<br />Week 1: Impacting Family<br />Guest Speakers<br />Bill & Dawn Bowan<br />October 2, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Whatdoesitmean to influence?<br />Matthew 5:13-16<br /> “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”<br />
  3. 3. Having a Marriage of Influence<br />ImpactingYourFamily<br />
  4. 4. Our Family…<br />
  5. 5. Our Family…<br />
  6. 6. Whatlegacy do youwant to leave for yourfamily?<br />
  7. 7. ImpactingFamily<br /><ul><li>Today’sFamily
  8. 8. Christ’s Expectations
  9. 9. Real Life Examples & Application</li></li></ul><li>Today’sFamily<br />Whatdoes the Modern Family look like?<br />
  10. 10. Today’sFamily:What has the family unit become?<br />
  11. 11. Today’sFamily:Doeshavingchildrenmake parents more active churchgoers?<br />
  12. 12. What are the long termeffects of churchattendance?<br /><ul><li>8 out of 10 adultsremembersconsistentlyattendingSundayschool or someotherreligious training before the age of 12.
  13. 13. Of people who attended Sundayschooleveryweek as a child, 50% went to church the previousweek and 32% reportedhaving an active faith.
  14. 14. Of people whonever attended as a child, 26% went to church the previousweek and 17% reportedhaving an active faith.</li></li></ul><li>Christ’s Expectations<br />FaithStartsat Home<br />Daily Life ShouldRevealFaith<br />Faith’s Influence Endures<br />
  15. 15. Christ’s Expectations: FaithStartsAt Home<br />I Timothy 3: 4-5<br /> “He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?”<br />I Timothy 3: 11<br /> “In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers, but temperate and trustworthy in everything.”<br />
  16. 16. Christ’s Expectations: Daily Life ShouldRevealFaith<br />Deuteronomy 6:6-7<br /> “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 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.”<br />
  17. 17. Christ’s Expectations: Faith’s Influence Endures<br />Proverbs 22:6<br /> “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”<br />I Corinthians 9:23-24<br /> “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; be we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”<br />
  18. 18. Real Life ApplicationHow do weactupon the challenge to influence ourfamilies?<br /><ul><li> Start Simple
  19. 19. Be REAL
  20. 20. Set a standard
  21. 21. Make service a part of yourfamily</li></li></ul><li>Real Life ApplicationStart Simple<br />Colossians 3:2<br /> “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”<br />Psalm 19:14<br /> “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”<br />
  22. 22. Real Life ApplicationBe REAL<br />CNN Article <br />More teens are becomingfakeChristians…<br />"If teenagers lack an articulate faith, it may be because the faith we show them is too spineless to merit much in the way of conversation." <br />
  23. 23. Real Life ApplicationSet a Standard<br />Colossians 4:5-6<br /> “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”<br />
  24. 24. Real Life ApplicationSet a Standard<br />Wayswehideour light…<br /><ul><li>Being quiet whenweshouldspeak
  25. 25. Allowing sin to dimour light
  26. 26. Not explainingour light to others</li></li></ul><li>Real Life ApplicationSet a Standard<br />Let your light shine…<br /><ul><li>Plan in advance to discuss Christ in conversation
  27. 27. Ask the Holy Spirit for words and the boldness to acceptopportunities
  28. 28. Staycalm in stressful situations
  29. 29. Askyourspouse for help and support</li></li></ul><li>Real Life ApplicationMake Service a Part of YourFamily<br />Opportunities to Serve…<br /><ul><li>Leading and Participation in Small Groups
  30. 30. HelpingFamilies in Need
  31. 31. Investing in extendedfamily
  32. 32. Building connections outside of yourfamily</li></li></ul><li>Real Life Application<br />Matthew 5:13-16<br /> “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”<br />
  33. 33. Small Group Discussion <br />Whois one person in yourfamilythatyouwouldlike to influence?<br />Whatfamilymembers have mostinfluencedyour life? How have youfelttheir influence?<br />Share an experiencewhenyouwere able to positively influence a familymember – whatwere the results?<br />What habits and/or traditions have you and your spouse created that demonstrate Christ in your daily life?<br />
  34. 34. Living Marriage Blog<br />Recaps of each event<br />Couples devotional<br />MP3 audio of messages<br />Access to other marriage resources<br />livingmarriage.wordpress.com<br />
  35. 35. Looking Ahead …<br />Having a Marriage of Influence<br />Week 2: Impacting Your Spouse<br />Guest Speakers<br />Shane & Andrea Fell<br />October 9, 2010<br />

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