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lesson 11


Give Responsibility To Family Members



1. Rom 12:4-8, 1 Cor 12:1-31 God has assigned varying roles in His family.

2. 1 Cor 11:13, 1 Tim 2:8-15, Eph 5:22-23 - God has assigned varying roles and responsibilities in the physical family.

3. 1 Pet 4:10-11, Rom 12:4-8, 1 Cor 12:4 Varying gifts, roles, and responsibilities are to be used for the good of the



II. MAIN THEME Each family member needs to know his/her roles and responsibilities and be encouraged in them.

1. Jesus is the pattern for giving responsibility to family members.

a. He gave responsibilities in a gradual way, Mat 10:1, 5; 28:19.

b. He gave important responsibilities to uneducated fishermen, Act 4:13.

c. He gave second chances to people who failed, Jn 18:25-27, 21:15-18, Act 2:14.

2. Husbands should lead the family, and give responsibilities to others.

a. He should encourage the wife/mother to nurture the household and to do good works, Tim 5:10, 14.

b. He should encourage the wife/mother to be active in teaching the word, Rom 16:3, Act 18:26.

c. He should train his children in the word, Deut 6:5-7, Eph 6:4, Col 3:21, 2 Tim 2:2.

3. Each person in the family should do his/her part.

a. Use the gift and opportunity that is given to you, Rom 12:6-8.

b. Children are to honor and obey their parents, Eph 6:1-3, Col 3:20.

c. Family members should have a fervent love for each other, 1 Pet 4:8-11.

I.                     PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

1.       Use your responsibilities and gifts fully for the good of all, Rom 12:6-8, 1 Cor 12:7.

2.       Nurture your children, encourage them by giving them responsibility, Eph 6:1-3.

3.       Set a good example, lead by showing the way, 1 Tim 4:11-16.

4.       The wife should be in submission to her husband, but this does not keep her from being a partner in teaching others, Act 18:26.

5.       Wives are to submit to their husbands, husbands are to love and sacrifice for their wives, Eph 5:22-25.




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