November 18th 2018. Sustainable: Sustainable Family. (Ephesians 5 -6:9. Matthew 8-22, 15:3-7).
Family is an issue for all of us, whether family life is great, challenging, or largely absent from our current experience. The bible has a lot to say about families, healthy family life is seen as foundational to the health of wider society. The story of Israel is the story of families. God wants family to be a place where children can be safe to grow into all He has planned for them. In reality family life is often difficult and painful and the bible illustrates this all too starkly in the stories it tells.