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God Invented Family

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There are things in this world we can easily hate such as war, famine, disease. There are also things we can love such as marriage and family.

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A partial listing of the Scriptures:

 

Leaving for Africa on August 10th.  Lots of preparations being made, Please PRAY that the whole trip be good, flights conections and programs there.

There are a lot of things in this world that we can hate.
Here we are becoming more and more like the OLD west.

There are also things we can love.

What is GOD's concept of "FAMILY"

HOW do we know HE loves FAMILY?
HE invented Marriage and Family!!!

Genesis 2:21 Genesis 2:21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
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  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Genesis 2:22 Genesis 2:22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man.
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  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Genesis 2:23 Genesis 2:23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
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  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Genesis 2:24 Genesis 2:24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall join to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
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  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Be fruitful and multiply.  A concept that clearly involves male and female. TWO males or females can't do this.

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING... not a capricious thing like the world does...
Social activists will say:  What about the poor widows and her children? What about

God loves family so much that,
Jas 1:27  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

WE have responsibilities toward such people!

1John 3:1 John 3:1There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
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  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1John 3:2 John 3:2The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do, except God be with him.
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  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Hebrews 2:9 Hebrews 2:9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
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  But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Hebrews 2:10 Hebrews 2:10For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
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  For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Christ is our ELDER BROTHER... we will be a part of GOD"s Family.  He is Father and, further, HE is DADDY!!
Romans 8:14 Romans 8:14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
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  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Romans 8:15 Romans 8:15For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
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  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Romans 8:16 Romans 8:16The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
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  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Romans 8:17 Romans 8:17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
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  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Romans 8:18 Romans 8:18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
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  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
When the KING of kings takes over there will be GREAT CELEBRATION as we come into responsibilities and kingship ourselves.

GOD intended the Church to be a family with brother, sisters, fathers and mothers.

We will get to know each other for eternity.

Mark 10:29 Mark 10:29And Jesus answered and said, Truly I say to you, There is no man that has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
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  And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
Mark 10:30 Mark 10:30But he shall receive an hundred times now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
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  But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

WHAT is GOD's definition of FAMILY? What does GOD SAY?

1Co 11:2  Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
1Co 11:3  But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 5:25 Ephesians 5:25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
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  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
TO THE SAME DEGREE, the husband should love the wife.
Ephesians 5:26 Ephesians 5:26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
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  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Ephesians 5:27 Ephesians 5:27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
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  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Ephesians 5:28 Ephesians 5:28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.
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  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Ephesians 5:29 Ephesians 5:29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:
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  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Ephesians 5:30 Ephesians 5:30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
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  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

In God's model, husband loves his family and will do any thing to love her and please her as his best friend.

1Pe 3:7  Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
With UNDERSTANDING... with WISE CONSIDERATION...

3 - WIVES are NOT afraid of submitting to their husbands!!
Ephesians 5:22 Ephesians 5:22Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
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  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:23 Ephesians 5:23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.
American King James Version×
  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Ephesians 5:24 Ephesians 5:24Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
American King James Version×
  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Titus 2:3 Titus 2:3The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
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  The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Titus 2:4 Titus 2:4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
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  That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Titus 2:5 Titus 2:5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
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  To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

:FATHERS ARE TO BE A MAJOR PART OF THEIR CHILDREN'S UPBRINGING AND EDUCATION

Ephesians 6:4 Ephesians 6:4And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
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  And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Colossians 3:21 Colossians 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
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  Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

Proverbs 13:24 Proverbs 13:24He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes.
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  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Hebrews 12:7 Hebrews 12:7If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not?
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  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Hebrews 12:8 Hebrews 12:8But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.
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  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Hebrews 12:9 Hebrews 12:9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?
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  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Hebrews 12:10 Hebrews 12:10For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
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  For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Hebrews 12:11 Hebrews 12:11Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them which are exercised thereby.
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  Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Father is the spiritual leader and Mother's take a major role in education of the children.

Colossians 3:20 Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
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  Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Ephesians 6:1 Ephesians 6:1Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
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  Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Ephesians 6:2 Ephesians 6:2Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
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  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)