Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 5:29
There is a reason why God and family and God in family are so important. God has so designed the family that He is the only glue that can hold a family together and He is the only guide that can take a family to heaven. This is God’s plan for the family - mother and father and children are to love God first, most and more than they love anything or anyone else. Once that happens, our love for God will motivate husband and wife to love each other as Christ loved the church. That Christ-like love will serve as a model of love for the children who follow. In this message, Dr. Merritt shares how to reunite the family around God's plan and realize its true and wonderful purpose.
"God said the number one priority for a family is to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Notice that everything flows from loving God. You are going to see over the next few weeks we believe that if you will build those three values into your family you can have a family reunion. When a family really loves God the mother and the father will show it by serving each other and by the way they hand down godly values to their children, they will be sharing their story and their children will do the same." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.