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Fighting For My Family

Fighting For My Family: The Family Table: Colossians 3:15-21

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Let’s look at the four chairs of the family…

1. The God Chair—God Leads

And let the peace of Christ, to which you were also called in one body, rule your hearts. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:15-17 (CSB)

2. The Wife Chair—She Supports

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Colossians 3:18 (CSB)

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Ephesians 5:21 (NIV)

But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:3 (CSB)

3. The Husband/Dad Chair—He Loves and Encourages

Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
Colossians 3:19 (NIV)

In the same way, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Ephesians 5:28 (CSB)

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they won’t become discouraged.
Colossians 3:21 (CSB)

Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4 (CSB)

4. The Kid Chair—They Obey

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Colossians 3:20 (CSB)

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. 2 Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, 3 so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.
Ephesians 6:1-3 (CSB)