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Family Togetherness is Vital

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Luke Sparks Honduras Trip Luke Sparks --------------Family Video Family Togetherness is Vital A Strong Family: 1st: Gratitude is Spoken Here 2nd: Serious Communication is Routine 3rd: Family Togetherness is Imperative Families Whose Schedules: Over Committed? Old Testament expectation of Teachable Moments between Parents and Children Deuteronomy 6:4-9 The Shema (Hebrew: Hear) Imperative Mood Command Deuteronomy 6:4-9 NIV Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 NIV Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. rite them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. What are Parents told to Do? Parents Teach Children 1st: Love God with all your heart, soul, and strength. Parents Teach Children 1st: Love God with all your heart, soul, and strength. 2nd: Put commandments of God on your hearts. Parents Teach Children 1st: Love God with all your heart, soul, and strength. 2nd: Put commandments of God on your hearts. 3rd: Impress your Children with Commandments. Teach Children Four Times: Daily! Teach Children Four Times: 1. When you sit in your house! Teach Children Four Times: 1. When you sit in your house! 2. When you walk on the road! Teach Children Four Times: 1. When you sit in your house! 2. When you walk on the road! 3. When you lie down at night! Teach Children Four Times: 1. When you sit in your house! 2. When you walk on the road! 3. When you lie down at night! 4. When you get up to go work! Plan Your Vacations Plan on GOING TO Heaven … Many families Find it hard to carve out quality time Together! Work of Spending Time Together Mark 6:31-33 NIV Because so many people were coming and going that they (apostles) did not even have a chance to eat. Jesus said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a Royce Money: Prioritizing Family Togetherness: My hope along the way is that I may win the war for my family’s being together. The victory for me will be a wife and 3 daughters who feel that I love them enough to put time with them above ALL other human relations. Unfortunately, evaluating my It would be nice to decide priorities now and forever, but it just doesn’t work that way. Often, I must sit down and list everything I have to do, where I spend my time, what is really important. One particular concern is the quality of time spent with my daughters. I am aware of the danger of “making an idol out of Too much family attention to the exclusion of OTHER relationships is not Christ-like. But turning against your family is not what Jesus taught. Jesus never called people to deny family; rather he taught “denying materialism,” “denying prominence,” and “denying selfishness.” If Christianity does not work in the home, where does it work? Your Family is Sacred to God! Develop A Family Philosophy of Leisure and Togetherness Be prepared for RESISTENCE “Slow down and live” The Family that tries to “do everything possible” will burn out! The Key to making time for Your Family’s Togetherness: BALANCE! Tug of Togetherness Tug of Separateness
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