Church As Family

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The Bible frequently describes the church as a family. There is much to be gained from thinking through how a healthy family operates and then applying that to our church life.

Church is A Family - (Citipoint)
The Church As Family - Grace Bible Church of Bend
The Church As A Family (Levy Church)
What is The Church?: How Important Is The Family? - Phil Moser (Fellowship Bible Church
When The Church Was A Family - Dr Joseph Hellerman (Biblical Eldership Resources)

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It is important to think in terms of healthy families as a model for the church. Obviously, there are many unhealthy family practices that are not an example for the church.

All of the sermons in this series plus notes etc can be found here.

Think About It

  1. Write a list of the characteristics of healthy families. Then consider how each characteristic should be lived out in your church.