Family is messy. We are all broken people, and we experience that brokenness the most with the people closest to us. This brokenness can leave us feeling hurt, lonely, and confused. For that reason we looked at key passages of Scripture that help us understand and overcome the relational challenges we all face. We hope that through this you will gain wisdom to navigate relational challenges and also experience God’s grace to heal and restore brokenness.

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Life on the Rock Matt 7:24-27 About five years ago, I was in Maryland walking down the hall of the church I worked at and stopped to chat with a coworker at his cubicle. It was a normal event on a normal afternoon. As we talked I felt a little funny. I seemed to have a dizzy flash. It seemed…

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A Fortune of Forgiveness Matthew 18:21-35 It is a sad but true fact that the people you love the most you sin against the most, and they sin against you the most. Relationships are filled with hopes, expectations, needs, and when those are not met or distorted then offenses occur. Offenses need to be dealt with. Either we forgive offenses…

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A Rested Family Matt 11:28-12:8 Happy Fourth of July to you. I hope you had a refreshing day or two off. Summer is normally a time we slow down a little bit from the business of life. Some of you may still be going strong. But generally we have a little more rest and relaxation. I want to talk about…

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The Cause and Way Out of Fights and Quarrels James 4:1-10 If you have a family I can promise you… you have been made fun of, you’ve been given a nickname, your feelings have been hurt, you have had your stuff stolen or broken or simply turned up missing and no one admits anything, and you have been in a…

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Grace and Correction Matt 7:1-6 In preparation for this series I was at a coffee shop and got to talking to a lady there and asked her what she struggles most with family. She said, “How do you know when you should say something to someone when they are doing something that is wrong or that you don’t like.” She…

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A Godward Love to All Matt 5:43-48 When we think of family we probably think of a close group of people, connected by blood, bonded together, laughing together, aggravating each other, and through thick and thin there for each other. The Bible speaks highly of the family unit. God designed people to be together. God speaks to Abraham and says…