YHC decided to add to the normal 3rdF gathering and have a bit of a pre-session send off for Rambo. Rambo is deploying with his national guard unit to Cuba and won’t be able to attend the Bible study for a while. Invitation went out to the PAX to come early for dinner with Rambo and many jumped at the opportunity for some food and 2ndF before the lesson. Rambo arrived on time and was sporting yet another addition to his growing tattoo mural on his back. PAX took the opportunity to pat him on the back several times during the evening, which elicited a pain-filled grown from Rambo. The skin area was still a bit sensitive. It was great to have Soft Top come and first time study attendee Salty as well. Gold Digger (YHC’s 2.0) was back from Army summer training, so that was a real plus too. King Pen presented Rambo with a gift. 13 PAX in all attended. GREAT event. The study and discussion following the meal was wonderful as well. Real moleskin stuff with sincere sharing amongst the PAX during the discussion. Putting your faith to work in all aspects of your life isn’t easy. Here’s how it went:
Warm-Up: YHC led opening prayer and summarized the main points of the previous integrated faith lessons.
Disclaimer: No FNG’s. Rolled right into the video and lesson. Everybody knows YHC is no professional by now.
- Integrated Faith video clip: Played on TV, PAX had participants handouts to take notes. Topic was Integrated Faith and FAMILY
- Discussion questions: Discussed key points. PAX shared things from the video that particularly resonated with them. Great discussion
- YHC reviewed a few key points: Families should be missional, working for God’s Kingdom purposes; Parents bear the ultimate responsibility for raising up their children in a Godly manner and training them up in a “way that is right”; Maybe goal of marriage is to make us holy more than to make us happy?; A family on mission for Christ has a call to be God’s vessel for impacting beyond the walls of the home
COT: Prayer Requests and Special Prayer for Rambo
Moleskin: “Our Marriage is a prism through which the world sees the Gospel and the example of how Christ Loved the Church. It has to be our best act.” – LTG (Ret.) Bob Van Antwerp
Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 5:22 (ESV)
Wives and Husbands
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
Deuteronomy 11:18-25 (ESV)
18 “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 20 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. 22 For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving the Lord your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him, 23 then the Lord will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you. 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. Your territory shall be from the wilderness to[a] the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea. 25 No one shall be able to stand against you. The Lord your God will lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the land that you shall tread, as he promised you.
Ephesians 6:1-4 (ESV)
Children and Parents
6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 2:11 (ESV)
11 For you know how, like a father with his children,