7/5/2023 [Family Message 1]                                                                                                                                                                                 www.lifechurchmissions.com  


The More You Love Your Family, the More You Should Offer It to the Lord <Gen 17:3-5, 9-11; 22:15-18>


1. The promises God gave to Abraham and his family

1) God gave Abraham the promise to be father of many nations

2) God instructed Abraham to circumcise all the males in his household

3) God values how a set apart family can become a people, and be a blessing to many nations


2. Do not let your family become your idol

1) Common phenomenon of allowing the family to become an idol

2) We must love our families according to God’s commandments

(1) Repent of our selfish desires and weaknesses

(2) Lead a family life according to the family principles set by God

(3) Do not lead the family by learning from methods that showed temporary success, but rely on the Lord to overcome all challenges


3. Obey the Lord, and offer the family you love to the Lord