Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 7.8.12

Here are the sermon notes from Sunday, 7.8.12, in the series Fascinating Families.  We covered Isaac and Rebekah this week.  If you want these notes in PDF and the sermon audio, visit  You can also get the sermon audio on iTunes via our podcast.

Fascinating Families
Part 6 - A Family Trait
Genesis 23-26

Abraham not a perfect man, not a perfect faith – but He kept following.

The one family trait we all need: commitment.

“Humans...can be deterred from seeking marriage as a solution because they do not find themselves ‘in love,’ and, thanks to us, the idea of marrying with any other motive seems to them low and cynical. Yes, they think that. They regard the intention of loyalty to a partnership for mutual help, for the preservation of chastity, and for the transmission of life, as something lower than a storm of emotion.” ~ C.S. Lewis in Screwtape Letters

  • Defn: prioritizing being used by God to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of my family members.
  • Simply put: being present, staying engaged, and doing what it takes to prevent drift.

    Practicals for husbands toward wives
  • Time
  • Appreciation
  • Working to Understand
  • Mutuality
  • Affection

    Practicals for wives toward husbands

    Why do you need Commitment? Because life happens!
    You will face challenges and the thing that will determine whether you defeat those challenges or they defeat you is your commitment to one another.
In the face of...
Death in the family (25.7-­‐9) 
Kids (25.19-­‐26)
Provision (26.1-­‐5)
Family of Origin Issues (26.6-­‐7) 
Work (26.17-­‐25) 

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