November 4, 2018
“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.”
– Ephesians 4.11-12 (NLT)
Family is a gift from our loving and good heavenly Father. Family is His design for the church as well as society in general. Healthy families impart LIFE; providing a deep sense of acceptance and belonging as we grow into the men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers we were always meant to be. And yet, some of the deepest wounds and hurts in our lives come from brokenness in families, both in the home and church. What might it look like for us to build healthy kingdom family that not only nurtures and grows, but also heals and restores?
This week Leon will be continuing our fall series, “Healthy Kingdom Family”, discussing what it looks like to represent Christ in the context of family. This Sunday morning’s teaching, “New Testament Leadership”, will provide the context for our small group discussion and ministry during the upcoming week.