God's Plan for Families Main Points to
Families are designed by God
Families work best when God's plan is followed
Prayer: Father, please protect our family and help us to
fulfill your role for us
- Family: a man and woman who marry, many have children
Cleave: to hang on to, never to let go
Adam and Eve set up a home in the world outside after they left the garden.
Since they were the first husband and wife, they made up the first
family. Families are important to God. We can learn how God feels
about families by reading about Adam and Eve’s family and from other
things God tells us in the Bible....
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Discussion: Since marriage is permanent, what should we look for
in a mate? We need someone who will fulfill God's role for them.
Someone who submits to God's will. If they obey God, then their
treatment of us will be satisfying. If they obey God, then all
disagreements and problems can be handled.
The child is in charge of the family. F
A family is a democracy. F
Wives support their husband's decisions. T
God wants children to obey their parents. T
A marriage consists of one man and one woman. T
Review Questions (can be used with
Books of OT. Round Robin: toss
stuffed animal and review Genesis through 2 Samuel.
What is marriage? A commitment that one man and one woman make to remain
What is a husband? A man who marries and is head of a family
What is a wife? A woman who marries and manages a household
Act out a father telling his children to do chores.
Have students create hand motions for the verse: Matthew 19:6 "What God has
joined together, let not man put asunder."
Draw your family.
Does God care about divorced families? (Yes - Malachi 2:16 "For the Lord God
of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one's garment with
violence," Says the Lord of hosts.)
Does following God's plan make people happy or sad? Happy - selfishness and
rebellion causes heartache, strife and divorce
How do you think God feels about the destruction of the family? He hates it
and sorrows over it.
How should we treat our parents? (with respect and obedience)
Is a man who doesn't take care of his family pleasing to God? (no - 1 Titus
5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own
house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.)
Is a woman who refuses to submit to her husband pleasing to God? (No - Col
3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the
What are the husband's responsibilities? (to direct and provide for the
family, to guide the family spiritually)
What are the wife's responsibilities? (to manage the household, to submit to
the husband, to care for her children)
What are the children's responsibilities? (to obey and honor their parents)
Who knows better what is good for man: God or man? (God - Prov. 16:25
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of
How important is it to care for our family relationships? Our family is the
most important people on earth. Damage to the family is often permanent and
can be unfixable.
How important is it to carefully choose who we marry? We must choose someone
whose focus is on pleasing God.