Today’s message was a fun and friendly recap of the past six week series “Future Family” and included highlight reels from a well known animated family, the “Incredibles” featuring clips from “Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.”
Future Family-The Echo
When it comes to family, actions speak louder than words – they echo into the next generation. Your children and grandchildren may forget what you say, but they’ll never forget what you do.
Future Family: Our Way, A Way
Andy and Sandra Stanley tell you everything they know about parenting.
Future Family: All The Fixins
This message is especially for Christ-followers who are estranged from moms, dads, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, etc. that are still living. It’s about why we must begin, or continue, the process of reconciliation. You can’t force reconciliation to happen, but it is a sometimes losing battle that is worth fighting. This is about doing what God did for us. Even when we hadn’t asked for it, didn’t deserve it, couldn’t earn it, God set the table and sent us all an invitation for reconciliation with Him. He expects us to do the same.
When it comes to family, the only thing we all have in common is conflict. Family conflict is like no other because when you win an argument in your family, you don’t really win anything. The conflict is never fully resolved. What if there was a way to resolve family conflict by dealing with it at its source?
Future Family-Power Down
In his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul drew from Jesus’ use of power what is perhaps the most powerful relational teaching of all – an instruction that changes everything in family dynamics. It all comes down to asking a simple question: What can I do to help?
When the ideal is hard to attain, it’s tempting to just lower the bar and redefine the ideal. This can be especially true when it comes to Jesus’ teachings about family, which many of us have already fallen short of. In this message, Andy Stanley explains why aiming for God’s ideal is still worth it, even when our reality makes reaching it impossible.