Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 7.15.12

Here are the notes from Sunday's sermon in the series Fascinating Families.  You can get these notes in PDF and the sermon audio at  You can also find the audio on iTunes via our podcast.

Fascinating Families
Part 7 – Family Toxins
Genesis 27

Healthy families produce fruit that lasts.

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  • The disposition of our hearts toward our children matters. 
  • What is your level of affection for each of your kids and what is its expression? 
  • Do you appreciate each of your children’s unique gifts, abilities, and aspirations?
  • Do you enjoy time spent with each of your kids?

Instant Gratification

  • The birthright was a sacred and special privilege given to the firstborn.
  • Instant gratification is rarely gratifying.

Tolerating Deceit

  • Jacob passed on every opportunity to do the right thing.
  • You cannot ask God’s blessing on something that you refuse to do God’s way.
  • It’s hard to repent of deceit because it is so ensnaring.

Materialistic Worldview

  •  Only what’s in front of me is real.
  • Once something is done it cannot be undone.

Remaining Passive

  • When we remain passive, we may avoid conflict.
  • When we remain passive, it is rarely the path to family health.

The result of the build up of toxins is fracture in the family.

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