Monday, October 4, 2010

The family life of christian leaders pt 1

Timothy and Titus were both members of Paul’s mission team involved in church planting. In his letters to them, Paul explains the kind of person that a Christian leader should be. You can find the descriptions in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9. The family life of leaders is included in both lists. Here are some of the verses from the New Living Translation: An elder must be well thought of for his good life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children must be believers who are not wild or rebellious. (Titus 1:6). A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well. Their wives and women deacons must be respected and must not speak evil of others. (1 Timothy 3:12 & 11).

The family life of Christian leaders matters to God. None of our families are perfect. Every person in every family is a self-centred sinner by nature. We are all on a journey with Jesus. However, Christian leaders are expected to enjoy good family life. This must especially true for Family Champions. What can we do to build strong families? Two things to help us are TIME and TRUST.

Give Time. If you ever see professional soccer, the players make it look so easy. But when you go out on the field and try the same tricks, you discover that it is not easy after all! What is the difference? The professionals may have more ability than you but they also spend lots of TIME training. They are skilful because they give hours every day to soccer. If you want to enjoy good family life, you must give TIME to it.

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