The Influence of the Home

The Power of influence from the home cannot be measured by wealth, knowledge, or prestige, but by the kind of children it produces.    Col. 3:18-21,    Eph. 5:22-23, and 6:1-4

I: The Home Ordained to Teach a relationship with God.
1. The ancient laws made every father a Priest in his own home.
a. Adam was to teach his family.
b. Job sacrificed for his children.
c. Abraham was priest in his house.
d. Israel were to teach in the home by clothing  worn, eating habits, conduct, farming the land, and even printing scriptures on the door post.
2. Religious teaching is more important than food, shelter, or clothing.

II: God Left Us Definite Orders Concerning the Home. Eph. 5:25-33
1. “Wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”
2. Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the Church and gave himself for it.
3. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord.”
4. These 3 factors are a must to a Christian home.
a. The Husband, wife, and children must follow God’s law for the home.
5. When this order is upset, the home is not balanced.

III: The Home Sets the Pattern.
1. The pattern of hospitality.
2. The pattern of fair play.
3. The reverence for God and the home.
4. Here is sown harmony, for Public Life.
5. The habits, conversations, and attitudes of home show up in church life. “Home Sweet Home”.

IV: Home the Center of Time
“To build a home stimulates the efforts of the Human race. The Home has Prior Claim in time over State, School, Church, or any other Institution.”

V: A House doesn’t make A Home
1. Man desires a fine place.
2. Jesus never had a place to lay his head.

VI: Religion on Influenced
1.  A House holds goods.
2. The Ham of engagement.
3. The beginning of every day is set by the religious tone of the home.