Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Christian Family Bonding!
Pastor Roger Marcos
Feb. 18, 2018
From the moment a child is born, they want their parents love and attention and it helps form their confidence and identity develop as they receive it. As they mature, the bond strengthens through shared experiences and by spending quality time together.
Play With Your Child. The simplest way to bond with your child is to spend time playing with them. Play comes naturally to children and is a great way to spend quality time with them. Playtime gives your child a safe place to share their feelings and express worries. By spending time doing what they enjoy, you are showing them they are important and you are there for them.
The Christian family begins with a personal COMMITMENT to the Lord Jesus.
Research has shown that children who have strong, healthy and secure relationships with a parent are at an advantage cognitively, socially and emotionally over their peers who do not have such a relationship. Working parents don’t have much time, but we can certainly turn that time into quality time with our children to build a strong relationship.
Text: Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Ps. 127:3
One of the most important ministry to face as a PARENTS is our children. Our text say’s that our sons and daughters are a GIFT from the Lord. Therefore, you bear children and you train them Prov. 22:6 and they become extensions of who you are.
In other word God entrusted children to parents HUSBAND/WIFE. to their correct bringing up is their big responsibility, assignment to comply.
NYCC FAMILY, Are totally Bless!
A. The Father Is A Pilot. I know how heavy the responsibility and duty of the pillar of the home. All the dads here today in our shoulders rest the fate and fortune of his family.
Experience proves that the most important thing that a father can do for his children is to “LOVE THEIR MOM”.
Live happily with the woman you love through the fleeting days of your life for the wife God has given you is the best reward down here for all your earthly toil. Ecclesiastes 9:9
Our earthly families are intended to reflect God’s unconditional love. Husbands are called to love their wives as Christ loves His church, and wives are called to devote themselves to their husbands as the church devotes itself to Christ. Emulating the love that exists between God and His church in a family is no easy feat.
Oftentimes, families struggle with emptiness, lack of communication and pain. They don’t realize the resolution they are straining for is simpler than the battle they’re fighting.
If your house has a damaged foundation, it doesn’t matter how much spackle you use, cracks will keep reappearing. In the same way, a family can’t succeed if you aren’t maintaining its foundation.
A Christian family begins and ends with each member’s personal commitment to God.
KNOW MY RESPONSIBILITY:
My father told me, "Take my words to heart. Follow my instructions and you will live - Pro. 4:4 NLT
My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life. Pro. 4:10 NLT
If you are unwilling to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD."
- Joshua 24:15 (NLT)
A Sad Story told by an overseer to his co-worker happened to the godfather of his child.
We were out drinking the night when tragedy happened. We went home broke and drunk. My compadre’s wife was already in the hospital when he arrived home. She had heart attack and their neighbor rushed her to the hospital because they did not know where to look the husband.
When he finally arrived home his six children-the oldest is only 10 years old- all cried. His wife had died and he was not by his side. My friend almost become insane. I DON’T LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN to my family. So I need to reformed myself,,,,.this is the last time I will join a drinking bout. He paid for the drinks and said good night to his companions who had become dumbfounded by his story.
But before he finally stepped out, HE ADDED It’s not yet too late for you to change and stop drinking yourselves drunk every payday.
LOVE YOU FAMILY especially your wife, your helpmate in hardship and joy-
St. Peter Told the Man Who Had Wife:
YOU HUSBAND: likewise live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker vessel, since she is a woman and grant her honor as a fellow heir to the grace life so that your prayer may not be hindered.
To get to where you want to be, you need to know your destination. No matter where you are now, whether you’re single and dreaming of a family or a seasoned veteran of matrimony, keep your eyes turned to God’s love. That is the ideal. Once you’ve aligned yourself with God’s plan for you, the rest will fall into place.
God’s definition of manhood is the ability to put divine truth into action at home and on the job.
No amount of strength, good looks, or assets can improve his performance from God’s perspective. A biblical husband is a man who has learned to submit his manhood underneath the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It is then that he will experience all of the fullness that a healthy marriage has to offer.
Marriage is a covenantal union designed by God to enable both partners to fully live out their divine purpose for being. Only when both partners understand their responsibilities underneath God will they maximize this unique union!
Eph. 6:1-4 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3 so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
One of the greatest blessings we can receive in this life is the love of a family, and the bonds that exist between its members are sacred. It’s no accident that the Bible is filled with passages that explain our relationship to God by comparing it to our relationship with our father.
Every parent should see their responsibility of directing their children toward heaven as the most important challenge in our lives.