About two years ago I went in for a physical. It had been a couple of years since I had been at the doctor. I went into that appointment not really thinking about how healthy I was, but I knew that preventative medicine is a good thing.
Guess what? I was not as healthy as I felt! The doctor called back after the lab work and informed me that I had fallen over the line from pre-diabetic to full blown Type II diabetes. A different lifestyle journey began for me with food, lemon filled donuts (my favorite) and exercise.
That illustration fits closely when it comes to the families of those that attend churches. On Memorial Weekend we launched a new sermon series called, “The Anatomy of a Healthy Home.” The key question for this series: How do we define a healthy home when it comes to our marriages, our families, and even the way that we use the house in which we reside? Is it possible that our definition of healthy is a bit off?
If you get a chance to listen to the sermon from last Sunday, I pointed out that the very health of a church is dependent on the health of the homes that represent that church. Healthy homes matter and even have the opportunity to influence people beyond the walls of a church. Health makes a profound difference to the lives of those that live under the same roof.
Look at this quote from a new book that I read for this series.
“We discipline our children not so that they will make us happy but so that they will serve Christ as adults. We educate them not so they can have a good job but to develop them to be the best follower of Jesus they can be. We work hard to prepare them not for graduation day but for the Judgment Day!” Bettis
The home matters!
Join us on a journey of exploring how a healthy home matters to the destiny of our children, the health of a church, how it impacts a community and even gets us ready for a future home that is not of this world.
Every Sunday this summer we’ll cover a topic that stands alone, meaning you don’t have to listen to them in order. But I would encourage you to listen on-line to any sermons that you miss when you are gone (see the image below this article). There will be a lot of practical and relevant information in each sermon that I don’t want you to miss.
Then maybe take a step farther and begin a dialog in your family and within your circle of friends about what it means to have a healthy home. Scripture has much to say about what a healthy home is all about.
Above all, remember that God cares about you and every home!
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