Candy Stores & Kitchens – Part I

Colossians 3:18-4:1 (NLT)

Instructions for Christian Households

18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly.

20 Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.

22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. 23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. 24 Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.[a] 25 But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.

Masters, be just and fair to your slaves. Remember that you also have a Master—in heaven.

Oh, the options for a child with cash in hand inside a candy store…

Oh, the options for Americans who are free to choose a lifestyle, and live their life. Sadly, we have proven our ability to handle such a luxury

Satan’s tactic has been to destroy God’s plan for “family, and that tactic is working well for him.
Many of our government’s programs work in direct opposition to God’s design!

Various “Ingredients”
of our lives:

  1. Wives… Submit (“Come under”)
  2. Husbands… Love (As Christ loves the Church)
  3. Children… Obey
  4. Fathers… “Respect” *
  5. Slaves… Obey
  6. Masters… Provide

* 4 Ways to
Fail Your Children:

  1. Ignore them
  2. Insult them
  3. Intimidate them
  4. Indulge them

The idea is that faith must go to work with you; Go to town with you; But most importantly, it must go HOME with you.

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