“And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” Revelation 5:9 NKJV
“For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one ﬂesh?” Matthew 19:5 KJV
“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders... so the next generation might know them— even the children not yet born— and they in turn will teach their own children.” Psalms 78:4, 6 NLT
“And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacriﬁces that please God.” 1 Peter 2:5 NLT
“For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”” 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 NLT
From This Day Forward
“David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there. All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him.” 1 Samuel 22:1-2 NIV
“God testiﬁed concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’” Acts 13:22 NIV
“This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham.” Matthew 1:1 NLT
1. Make family a priority.
“Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.” 1 Peter 2:17 NIV
2. Make redemptive room in your family.
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:5 NLT
3. Make Jesus the center of your family.
”Go back to your family, and tell them everything God has done for you.” So he went all through the town proclaiming the great things Jesus had done for him.” Luke 8:39 NLT