Sermon: “Overcoming a Perilous Eclipse” - by Randy Roberts
Pastoral Welcome: Dustin Aho
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:21, 22, 25, 26; 6:1, 4, TNIV
Children's Feature: Miguel Mendez
Families can be quite different. Children notice that when they go to visit their friends. At home,
their own family eats dinner at a certain time; at their friends’ house, the schedule is rather
haphazard. At home, the TV is off and everyone is around the dinner table; at their friends’ they
watch the ball game while they eat. And that’s only the beginning of the examples of differences
that they see. Others follow: husband/wife roles; how money is handled; the role that religion
and spirituality play; and the list goes on.
Then children grow up and get married themselves, and they discover just how challenging it
can be to meld together one life out of two—two individuals that grew up in families of origin
that were significantly different! Why is it hard? Because families can be quite different.
Having said that, we will notice in today’s passage that certain aspects of family in the world of
Paul, when compared to our world, are also dramatically different. That reality raises questions.
In terms of family realities, how much do we carry over from the biblical world into our world? Do
husband/wife roles and parent/child dynamics remain the same? If not, how do we determine
what does get carried over?
Today’s passage will bring us face-to-face with such questions. Join me as we seek answers!
Randy Roberts, Senior Pastor