There are many different kinds of families, and none of them are perfect. But, it seems that almost everyone knows how families should treat one another.
When we read Scripture about the church, we find that we should also live as family with one another – not that dysfunctional kind of family, but a loving, caring, serving kind of family.
Here is the kind of family (church) that Eric finds in Scripture:
Families share their lives with each other.
Families spend a lot of time together.
FamiliesÂ talk, and talk, and talk.
Families support one another.
Families encourage one another.
Families care for each others’ needs.
Families challenge one another.
Families practice discipline for the good of the individual and family as a whole.
Families teach one another.
Families exhort one another.
Families share their struggles with one another.
Families relax together.
Families eat together (a lot).
Families give to one another.
Families sacrifice for one another.
Families stick together during the hard times.
Families serve each other.
Families work together to help other people not in the family.
What do you think?