Christ-Centered Homes Envision a Christ-Centered Home for your Family! Christ-Centered Homes Have Spiritual Leadership and Teamwork. Christian men must step up and lead! The husband/father is to be the spiritual leader (“head”). Ephesians 5:22-24 (NASB)
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22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. – cf. 1 Peter 3:6
And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
"For I have chosen him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice…
Statistically Teamwork., women have been the “spiritual backbone” in the home and even the leaders in spiritual matters because the men failed to step up!
Yet, there Teamwork.cannot be two leaders or heads for a household to run successfully toward spiritual goals.
But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.
You cannot force your spouse to lead or follow, but Teamwork.you can be a good example through your steadfast commitment to the Lord (1 Pet. 3:1-2).
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NASB) And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.
1 Peter 3:7 (NASB) You husbands likewise, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker vessel, since she is a woman; and grant her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Ephesians 5:33 (NASB) Nevertheless let each individual among you also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see to it that she respect her husband.
Working together as a team spiritual leadership., parents can have a positive, spiritual impact on their children!
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NKJV) spiritual leadership.
5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Philippians 3:16 (NKJV) Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.
Colossians 3:12-14 (NASB) 12 And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ. – cf. Eph. 4:22-24
Imitating the love of Christ spiritual leadership.is the number one goal; a love that is seen by sacrificial service for one another (Jn. 15:12-13; cf. Phil. 2:5-8).
Ephesians 4:31-32 (NASB) 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
But Christ was faithful as a Son over His house whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
Nothing of the world is allowed to compete for their devotion to the Lord.
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
"If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
Galatians 6:10 (NASB) So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. - e.g., Mat. 25:35-40; Jas. 1:27
The work of the church devotion to the Lord. is supported by Christ-centered families (e.g., Mat. 28:19-20; Eph. 4:16; Acts 2:45; 11:29).
Hebrews 13:15 (NASB) Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
Psalm 18:1-2;- cf. Phil. 4:6-7 1 "I love Thee, O LORD ,my strength." 2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Colossians 3:16 (NASB) Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
What are family.you willing to do for a Christ-Centered home?
A Christ-centered home requires your family.love, a willingness to sacrifice your all for the spiritual well-being of your family (John 15:13).
Time is too precious to waste. family. There is not a moment to lose, so “redeem the time” with your family before it is too late (Eph. 5:16; Jas. 4:14-17).
Total commitment to building your home upon “the Rock” is essential to keep Christ the center of your home (Mat. 7:24-27).
It will be difficult to break bad habits and establish routines, so patience and perseverance is a must for a Christ-centered home; so do not give up!