F.A.M.I.L.Y. | Sean Patterson
Your home is the most challenging place to live out the gospel implications. No one is more exposed to your sins and flaws than your family. And God is using the daily grind and your micro choices to train your heart.
Everything you need for life and godliness can be cultivated in your home because excellence is accomplished when, in very broken places, we do the ordinary extraordinarily well.
1 “Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.”
Marriage and children are like a greenhouse for spiritual formation.
Your engagement in love and service towards your family will determine your ability to win or lose Christlikeness and beautiful character. Your engagement in love and service towards your family will determine your ability to win or lose Christlikeness and beautiful character.
“The people of Jesus’ hometown could not penetrate the veil of ordinariness surrounding Him.”
God has strategically chosen to use marriage to explain his marriage relationship with us and in his infinite wisdom, he parents us through parenting.
Your participation in God’s repair of the world begins at home.
If your Christianity doesn’t work at home, it doesn’t work.
When Jesus died on the cross, he was basically saying to us, forget about me, I love you.
F.A.M.I.L.Y. = Forget About Me, I Love You.