Functionally DYSfunctional. Week 1

January 23, 2019

Functionally DYSfunctional. Week 1

FAMILY: Functionally DYSfunctional

Week 1: Survive or Thrive?

Genesis 1:26-28, Galatians 3:13

2 foundational truths for this series:

Your family matters.

No family is perfect.

Big  Idea:

When it comes to family we are all prone to settling for less than God’s best.

*Surviving is getting by. (both up at same time)

*Thriving is experiencing fullness.

Understanding our family dysfunction:

We were created with a dependence on God. 

We were created for family relationships.

Sin severed our dependence on God and brought dysfunction into our families.

But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree. Galatians 3:13

Bottom line:

What your family needs is not a renovation, but redemption!

Questions to ponder:

What is my greatest family frustration?

Have I given up, am I trying to solve it myself, or am I willing to trust it to Jesus?