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Love And Family -101-. Family Facts. Society / media influence some families more than they like to admit If marriage is not nurtured it will fail like any other relationship Most people don’t know what love is. I. Love. Love regulates every relationship. Church . Work. Government .

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Family facts
Family Facts

Society / media influence some families more than they like to admit

If marriage is not nurtured it will fail like any other relationship

Most people don’t know what love is



Love regulates every relationship
Love regulates every relationship

Church

Work

Government

Play

Family

Love

  • Mt.22:37-40

  • Ro.13:8-10


Four overlapping love words
Four overlapping love words

The king lovedEsther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor. . .

1. Desire – our ‘erotic’: desire for a thing

  • Pr.7:18 . . .

  • Pr.4:6, feel passionately about, have a longing for, feel fervently about

  • Affection both pure and impure, divine and human – BDB. Est.2:17


Four overlapping love words1
Four overlapping love words

unloving, NKJV

heartless, ESV

inhuman, NRSV

1. Desire – ‘erotic’: desire for a thing

2. Naturalaffection – love of kindred, esp. parents for children, v. versa

  • Ro.1:31; 2 Tim.3:3

  • Mother bear


Four overlapping love words2
Four overlapping love words

Marriage built only on affection?

What happens when affection leaves?

1. Desire – ‘erotic’: desire for a thing

2. Natural affection – love of kindred, esp. parents for children, v. versa

3. Friendship – tender affection

  • Lk.14:12 . . . but 1 Co.16:22


Four overlapping love words3
Four overlapping love words

1. Desire – ‘erotic’: desire for a thing

2. Natural affection – love of kindred, esp. parents for children, v. versa

3. Friendship – tender affection

4. Choice, will – not impulse of feelings

  • Mt.5:44 , based on feelings?

  • Love is goodness in action – Ro.5:8


I. Love

II. Relationships


1 husband wife
1. Husband → Wife

  • Ep.5:25, the supreme test

  • Ep.5:28-29, the self test (Mt.7:12)

    1.Pleasant, Col.3:19

    • Not bitter, harsh, severe, irritated

    • Ep.4:31, no resentment, spite

    • Gn.16


1 husband wife1
1. Husband → Wife

  • Ep.5:25, the supreme test

  • Ep.5:28-29, the self test (Mt.7:12)

    1. Pleasant, Col.3:19

    2. Provide, 1 Tim.5:8

    • Care for someone


1 husband wife2
1. Husband → Wife

Court, lit. ‘befitting a royal court’

  • Ep.5:25, the supreme test

  • Ep.5:28-29, the self test (Mt.7:12)

    1. Pleasant, Col.3:19

    2. Provide, 1 Tim.5:8

    3. Prize, 1 Pt.3:7

    • Understanding, honor, attention

    • 1 Pt.3:8, court▪eous


1 husband wife 2 wife husband
1. Husband → Wife2. Wife → Husband

Submit: to subject, subordinate, obey. Pr.19:13; 21:9; 27:15

  • Tit.2:4, her love

  • 1 Tim.2:15, her longing

  • 2 Tim.3:6, her liability

    • Respect, Ep.5:33

    • Romance, 1 Co.7:1-5

    • Restraint, Tit.2:5


1 husband wife 2 wife husband 3 parents children
1. Husband → Wife2. Wife → Husband3. Parents ↔ Children

  • Tit.2:4, loving one’s children

  • Why necessary?

    • Drained of all energy

    • Disturbed (sick? …shots? …school?)

    • Distracted by other things


1 husband wife 2 wife husband 3 parents children1
1. Husband → Wife2. Wife → Husband3. Parents ↔ Children

  • Tit.2:4, loving one’s children

  • What included (parents and children)?

    • Esteem for parental authority, Pr.1:8; Ep.6:1-3 [Lk.23:21-23]

    • Exercise of discipline, Pr.13:24; Ep.6:4; Hb.12:5

    • Emphasis on soul, Ep.6:4


1 husband wife 2 wife husband 3 parents children2
1. Husband → Wife2. Wife → Husband3. Parents ↔ Children

  • Tit.2:4, loving one’s children

  • Emphasis on soul (Ep.6:4) requires . . .

    • Respect rights of others, 2 Sm.14

    • Righteous companion, Gn.24

    • Remember God, Ec.12:1

      • Mt.6:33

      • Ep.5:16

      • Hb.10:25


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