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Both the Church (consisting of local churches) and the family are central aspects of God’s created order.
The Church (again I’ll say meeting in local churches) is God’s plan for this age. We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood (Peter 2:11-12). Indeed, the local church is as much God’s plan for this age, as the Ark was for Noah’s (Ephesians 3:10). Recall that Jesus taught that a commitment to Him takes precedence over even immediate family (Luke 14:26).
At the same time, the family is part of God’s created order and continues to be singularly important. Ephesians 5:22-6:4!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
What's More Important: Church or Family?
An on-going concern I have as a pastor is about families who idolize the family at the expense of the church, and on the other hand families that expect the church to completely handle the spiritual formation of their children. There is a healthy balance between church and family that Chris Brauns helps us evaluate in a recent post: