Friday, May 04, 2007


Leave it to Beaver…The Flintstones…All in the Family…The Cosby Show…Full House…Everyone Loves Raymond…and King of Queens!Reel” (TV) families have made up issues. “Real” families have actual issues. Join us this Mother’s day as we begin a new 6-week series called “Reel Families” in which we will examine what the Bible really says about family relationships. Below is a quick synopsis of each week:

· May 13: In The Beginning Of Marriage (Genesis 2:18-24)

How did the whole concept of marriage start? What was it that made God utter for the first time in recorded eternity the words that something was not good? What role did God having Adam name all of the animals play in the creation of marriage? How can the purpose of marriage be likened to a “two-headed monster”?

· May 20: The Masterpiece Of Marriage…The Wife’s Role (Ephesians 5:22-24)

What is God trying to paint on the canvas of your marriage? What is the wife’s role in this picture? What does it really mean to “be submissive”? How does this involve the ability to “duck”? How is it that the wife got the better end of the deal?

· May 27: The Masterpiece Of Marriage…The Husband’s Role (Ephesians 5:25-33)

What role does the husband play in the canvas of marriage? In what way is the husband given “mission impossible” by God? How does the husband doing his role go a long way to guaranteeing that his wife will do hers?

· June 3: My Husband’s A Jerk (1 Peter 3:1-6)

What do you do if your mate is not fulfilling their role? What is so significant about the response of the wife being “without a word”? What is more important than physical beauty? How did holy women in the Old Testament use to make themselves beautiful?

· June 10: Why Husbands Don’t Get Their Prayers Answered (1 Peter 3:7-9)

In what way is a wife weaker than her husband? How should this affect the way her husband treats her? In what way is a wife equal to her husband? How should this affect the way her husband treats her? How seriously does God take the husband fulfilling his role? What dire consequence takes place when a husband fails to do his job properly?

· June 17: The Great Relationship (Ephesians 6:1-4)

What is the role of a child as it relates to their parents? Why is this so vital? What is a father to do for his children? What is he not to do? How does this happen practically?

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