o What does it mean?
§ Biological family is part of it
§ Christian family is a bigger part of it
· Galatians 6:10
· Ephesians 2:19
· Romans 8:15-17
o How should we act towards each other?
§ My translation of Ephesians 5:15-21
· We are supposed to be filled by the Spirit, and that will affect our relationships with everyone!
· We can see if we’re filled by the Spirit if we see these participles in our lives
§ Therefore, watch carefully how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because these are evil days. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. So do not get drunk on wine, which is recklessness; but be filled by the Spirit, speaking to each other in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for each other in the name of our lord Jesus Christ, subjecting yourselves to one another in reverence of Christ.
· Giving thanks
o Is there one of these aspects that you don’t see in your lives? Why?
o Who is someone in your “family” (either biological, or church) that you need to work on loving?
o What are you going to do to change the way you’re acting toward your family?