January 13, 2019

Cultivating Necessary Attitudes

Bible Text: Galatians 5:5, 16, 19–23 |

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It isn’t hard to find angry kids and disillusioned adults that are the result of broken families and busted marriages. Sadly, we have allowed the precious God-ordained institutions of marriage and family to deteriorate before our eyes. Media, entertainment, government policy, materialism, hyper-sexuality, and other cultural values and customs, coupled with our own propensity toward self-centredness, have served to make home life a tough slog.

But it is possible to have an awesome family. Despite these obstacles, every child from a broken home can choose a different path, and every adult with fears or doubts about marriage can build one that lasts. We have begun a new seven-message series to help us pursue God’s plan for our family relationships. Married, single, adult, child—no matter your life situation—as we examine his Word, we will find the necessary principles to be The Fam that God intends us to be.


The Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 — Tim Keller

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Sermon Notes

The Fam: God’s Plan for Your Home to Be Awesome
Cultivating Necessary Attitudes
Galatians 5:5, 16, 19–23
January 13, 2019

Having a home that is awesome, which is God’s plan for you, requires you to cultivate necessary attitudes...

...first determining, “This is a Jesus home!” (v. 5)

...then committing to keep God at the centre (v. 5:16)

...and thus, your home looks different than others (v. 19–21)

...because it is producing (v. 22–23)

• love
• joy
• peace
• patience
• kindness
• goodness
• faithfulness
• gentleness
• self-control