LESSON 5 2/10/2016
CHALLENGES FAMILIES FACE
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 240, 242
Devotional Reading: Micah 7:5-7
Topic For Adults: Family Built To Survive
Topic For Youths: Lay Lasting Family Foundation
Topic For Intermediates: God’s Grace Is Enough For Your Family’s Problems
Scripture Lesson: Matt. 7:24, 25; 2 Cor. 6:14-16; 1 Cor. 10:13
Memory Verse: Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Heb. 4:16) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Right from the Garden of Eden, God gave the command that “the man must leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife”. Many marriages have failed because the husband or the wife allowed the in-laws to interfere in their family life. Some people find it difficult to cut the umbilical cord connecting them to their parents, especially husbands. Some mothers-in-law do not believe any woman is good enough to take care of their “darling boy”. They want to control what goes on in the sons’ homes. Such interference leads to tension in the family of the children. Couples should be encouraged to settle whatever problem may crop up between the husband and the wife without necessarily involving a third party. Third party interference can also come from close friends of the husband or wife. It is only when a couple has tried and failed to resolve their problem that preferably their pastor should be invited to intervene.
Point of Emphasis: Third party interference in a marriage is a sure way to create problem for the couple.
Prayer Point: Father, sever all connections and associations, which cause problems for our families.