BETTER TOGETHER SERIES NOTES

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MARRIED

Ephesians 5:21-23 Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word…

Hebrews 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all…

DIVORCED

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

SINGLE

Matthew 28:20 “I am with you always, even to the end of the age”

Proverbs 3:5-8 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.

PARENTS

Proverbs 22:6 Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

Psalm 127:3-5 Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. 4 Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. 5 How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! 

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.

CHILDREN

Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

CHILDLESS

Genesis 1:28 Then God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. 

1 Samuel 1:27 I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request.

Sarah (Isaac), Rebekah (Jacob), Rachel (Joseph) 

ADOPTED

Ephesians 1:5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

ABANDONED

Psalm 27:10 “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me” 

FATHERLESS

Psalm 68:5 Father to the fatherless, defender of widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy.

Deuteronomy 31:8 Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither leave you nor abandon you.”

SIBLINGS

1 John 4:20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother or sister, they are a liar; for one who does not love his brother and sister whom they have seen cannot love God whom they have not seen.

Proverbs 17:17 A true friend is always loyal, and a sibling is born to help in time of need.

FRIENDS

Proverbs 18:24 There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

MILITARY

John 14

HURT BY FAMILY

Colossians 3:13-14 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.

Matthew 5:23-24 “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, 24 leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.