Friday, May 22, 2009

The Way of New Life

The May 24,2009 lesson, "Harmony in the Home" (Ephesians 5:21-33;6:1-4) emphasizes how to live in love at home. Paul compares the relationship of Christ and the Church to the type of love that should be shared between husband and wife. How much did Christ love the church? So much that he gave his life for her. Family disruptions would be minimized if parents love and relate to each other as outlined in the lesson; and, rely on the Holy Spirit for guidance. Paul taught about the responsibity of children to obey and honor their parents. He encouraged parents to discipline the children in a loving manner, and not in a way that will cause resentment and hostility. We often see the same family problems repeated generation after generation. If parents would bring the children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, we would see some of the generational curses eliminated.

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