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The Family is God's Plan (Genesis 2:18-25)

Dennis R. Wiles, June 22, 2014
Part of the FAiTH AT HOME 2014 series, preached at a Evening Service service

Dennis R. Wiles
FBC Arlington, TX
June 2014


SUNDAY: The Family is God’s Plan

MONDAY: Homework: Readin’ - Listening

TUESDAY: Homework: Ritin’ - Sharing

WEDNESDAY: Homework: ‘Rithmetic - Reasoning


Challenges Facing Today’s Families
-Social/Cultural Changes
-Financial Pressures
-Pervasive Pessimism
-Virtual Reality

Theological Perspective: Sin is at the heart of every family’s struggle.

Genesis 2:18-25

The Family is God’s plan for humanity. He created the family and blessed it.

God’s plan for the family included a certain order: Parents are to lead children. Parenting is not optional!

The family is a place of partnership.

The family is a place of protection.

The family is a place of nurture.

Genesis 2:18-25

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. (ESV)