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“In The Beginning…”

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  1. “In The Beginning…” Lessons About Life Revealed In The Scripture’s First Book

  2. “In The Beginning…” Dealing with Family Problems Gary Boyd

  3. Dealing with Family Problems Introduction: Problems • “Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work” (Indian proverb) • Problem: “situation that presents uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty”(American Heritage Dictionary)

  4. Dealing with Family Problems Introduction: Problems • Problems will exist in our lives. How we handle them will determine what type of person, child of God, we will become. • Problems dealing with family can be much more challenging.

  5. Dealing with Family Problems Introduction: Problems • To effectively resolve our problems, we must: • Recognize the problem • Determine the root cause • Take corrective action

  6. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Adam & Eve (Gen. 3:1-19) • Problem: Not honoring our God given roles. • Husbands are to be the head of the house (Eph. 5:25; Col. 3:19)

  7. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Adam & Eve (Gen. 3:1-19) • Problem: Not honoring our God given roles. • Wives are to be submissive to their husbands (1 Tim. 2:11-15; Eph. 5: 22-25; Col. 3;18)

  8. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Adam & Eve (Gen. 3:1-19) • Problem: Not honoring our God given roles. • 1 Peter 3:7  The husband and wife are… “heirstogether of the grace of life”

  9. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Jacob & his sons (Gen. 37) • Problem: Favoritism • Thankfully, God is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34-35) • Favoritism creates rifts between the parents and the children.

  10. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Jacob & his sons (Gen. 37) • Problem: Favoritism • Fathers should be careful not to show favoritism (Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21) • We should not show favoritism with our friends (Phil. 2:3-4; Gal. 6:9-10)

  11. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Esau (Gen. 28:8-9) • Problem: Disrespecting parents • God expects His children to show Him the honor and respect He deserves (Jn. 5:23; Rev. 4:11, 7:12)

  12. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Esau (Gen. 28:8-9) • Problem: Disrespecting parents • What does God expect from children in their relationship with their parents? HONOR OBEDIENCE

  13. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Cain & Abel (Gen. 4) • Problem: Sibling Rivalry  Jealousy  Hate / Malice Regardless of the situation that we find ourselves in, children of God have a responsibility to act in a Christ-like manner.

  14. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Cain & Abel (Gen. 4) • Problem: Sibling Rivalry  Jealousy  Hate / Malice • Our desire should be to follow the “golden rule” (Ref. Mt. 7:12)

  15. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Cain & Abel (Gen. 4) • Problem: Sibling Rivalry  Jealousy  Hate / Malice • “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to _____, do also unto _____” you them

  16. Dealing with Family Problems I. Recognizing the Problem • Story: Cain & Abel (Gen. 4) • Problem: Sibling Rivalry  Jealousy  Hate / Malice • 1 Jn. 3:10-12, 15 When we show jealousy/hatred to another family member, we are guilty of... MURDER !!

  17. Dealing with Family Problems II. Determining Root Cause • 5 Why Analysis

  18. Dealing with Family Problems “5 Why Analysis” : Cain • Angry with his brother Why? Sacrifice not respected by God Why? Did not listen to God Why? His heart not right with God Root cause of the problem Why? Had no respect for God

  19. Dealing with Family Problems II. Determining Root Cause • 5 Why Analysis • Most root causes of problems originate in our heart. We allow Satan to manipulate our thoughts (Mk. 7:20-23) • The condition of our heart is critical in resolving our problems (James 1:13-15)

  20. Dealing with Family Problems III. Taking Corrective Action • Humble yourself before God. (James 4:1-10) • Humility is the key to improving any relationship.

  21. Dealing with Family Problems III. Taking Corrective Action • Pray to God for guidance. • “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16) • Ask God to purify your heart, clean your conscience, and increase your faith. (1 Tim. 1:5)

  22. Dealing with Family Problems III. Taking Corrective Action • Set your mind on things above. • If we have died with Christ, have been raised with Him, we are to “put to death” our fleshly desires. (Col. 2:20 – 3:5)

  23. Dealing with Family Problems III. Taking Corrective Action • Set your mind on things above. • We are to “put off” anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language, and lying (Col. 3:8-9)

  24. Dealing with Family Problems III. Taking Corrective Action • Set your mind on things above. • We are to “put on” tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, forgiveness, and love (Col. 3:12-14)

  25. Dealing with Family Problems Conclusion: • When we are faced with family problems, remember that God has given us the “medicine” to help us. • 2 Peter 1:3 • Its up to us to take it and put it in our lives!

  26. Dealing with Family Problems Conclusion: • Give no place to the devil…be kind to one another. (Eph. 4:25-27, 29, 31-32)