Many of us wish for picture perfect families out of 1950s television shows, but way back to the Bible, there are no perfect families (in the first set of brothers, one kills the other!) Our family members aren’t perfect, many of our relationships are complicated, but that doesn’t mean we don’t care for our family. Our relationships with parents or siblings or children can be complicated. We have serious wounds and hurts that can’t simply be waved away with an apology. But that doesn’t mean that we hate them either. We love them anyway. How can we use the stories of families in the scripture, to find a better way?
April 12, 2015- “With Family Like This, Who Needs Enemies?” 2 Samuel 15:1-16
April 19, 2015- “The Skeleton in the Family Closet” Genesis 28:12-30, Matthew 1:1-16
April 26, 2015- “Resentment Rising: Jealousy in Sibling Relationships” Genesis 37:17b-28
May 3, 2015- “When Families Break” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Mark 1:21-28
May 10, 2015- “That’s Not How I Raised Them!” 1 Samuel 2:11-17, Proverbs 22:6
May 17, 2015- “Longing for Family” Ruth 1:1-17, Matthew 12:46-5