SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST, 2016. TOPIC: THE FAMILY AND THE 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES


Proverb 22 vs 6, Proverbs 20 vs 11, Ephesians 6vs 1 - 3
The 21st century - this present dispensation.
THE FAMILY: The Union between a man and a woman which formates or involves in character molding.
b) The family is a union which helps in the formation or behavioral pattern of the society.
FAMILY COMPONENTS
1) Mother, father, children and others (relatives).
THREE MAJOR TYPES OF FAMILY
1) Immediate family
2) Extended family
3) Nuclear family
MAJOR FAMILY FUNCTIONS
1) Proper acculturation of humans (positive socialization).
2) Raising children with good morals and the fear of God.
DUTIES OF THE CHILDREN
1) Raising them as moral authorities.
2) Spending time towards impacting to their future.
DUTIES OF THE CHILDREN
1) Learn positively from mummy and daddy.
2) Obey your parents and pray for them.
3) Perform your domestic duties.
THREE MAJOR CHALLENGES OF THE FAMILY IN THIS 21ST CENTURY.
1) Over materializations
2) Westernization
3) Competition
CONCLUSION: if the family is well cultured, the society will be better.
Mathew 18 vs 5 - 7, Isaiah 9 vs 6.