Furthering Families

Our families are consumed with pursuing achievements and losing each other in the process. Discover biblical principles necessary to further your family toward God’s ideal.

The Dangers 

  • Many homes claim to follow a Bible they do not know, and they are surrendering to cultural and peer pressures.
  • Marriages are suffering due to a lack of time and intentionality to grow in necessary ways.
  • We often blame our children’s spiritual condition on the culture we cannot control rather than the family we can alter.
  • We fill our calendars with priorities that will not improve our spiritual conditions.
  • We have expected the church to do what God expects the home to do.
  • The church has replaced parents with programs, and we are losing our children one generation at a time.

The Architect [Psalm 127:1-2]

  • What happens in your house is just as important as what happens in God’s house.
  • The most critical spiritual environment is the one in which you live.
  • God’s ideal is when a family of God partners with the people of God for the discipleship of every generation.
  • Christian homes are in danger when we succumb to worthless pursuits and frivolous concerns.

The Occupants [Psalm 127:3-5]

  • Children are a blessing, not a burden.
  • The family and the church must work together to sharpen the two sides of each arrow.
  • A trained warrior understands that a sharpened arrow can go where he cannot.
  • Every arrow needs to be sharpened, aimed, and released.

The Assessment


  • Are we complacently drifting or intentionally connecting?
  • What are the greatest sources of our conflict right now?
  • What are steps we could take to address those areas?


  • How pleased are we with our children’s spiritual conditions?
  • What do we need to prepare them for in their next stages of life?
  • What change would make the biggest impact in your relationship with your children?


  • What would God’s assessment of our finances indicate about our priorities?
  • Where would we like to be financially in five years?
  • What steps do we need to take now to get there?


  • What does our schedule say about our family?
  • What things do you wish you had margin to do as a family?
  • What things might you need to reduce in order to see that happen?


  • What would people say about our family right now?
  • What would God say about the health of our family right now?
  • What type of legacy do we wish our family to leave?