A Christian Home
[F]rom whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith . . . Ephesians 3:15-17 NKJV
What is a Christian home? A home where a family has a traditional church-going “Leave it to Beaver” “Ozzie and Harriet” make-up― where there is present in the home a father, a mother, and children. Whoa . . . not so fast! A Christian home can only be a family where Christ is the center of all things that pertain to that family and their household. This includes both traditional two-parent families, single-parent families, and blended families alike.
What defines a Christian home is Jesus Christ―adhering to His teachings, faith in God, and righteousness. Thus, the Christian home is the foundation of the Church. As the family goes, so goes the Church. A church committed to God’s spirit and truth will embrace all people regardless of their family make-up or lack of traditional structure. Every person whether married, single, young or old is a member of God’s whole family here on earth.
God has much to say in His Word about the family and the home. He is speaking to His people about a needed unconditional acceptance and embracing of all family members; and, God is also speaking about a much needed balance between the Church and the home. The Church is the pillar and ground of truth (1Timothy 3:15). God’s people—the family—are to continue steadfastly in the apostles doctrine (Acts 2:42). But, truth and doctrine must be walked out from person-to-person relationship-to-relationship and by teaching our children and youth diligently during the daily process of life.
To hear more about the Christian home and family, join us on Saturday, March 22 from 10AM to 1PM at Agape Word Fellowship 1430 S. New Hope Rd. in Raleigh for a time of praise and worship, special music, and dynamic teaching in our annual family conference: ONE Family Under God. If the foundations of the family are destroyed, what shall the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3)