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DISCIPLESHIP IN THE HOME - Introduction

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INTRODUCTION 

     What makes a family a Christian family? Do you know? How can we tell one when we see it? Are there distinctive features that will help us pick out from a group of families those that are Christian? How about our own homes — how can we discern if they are really Christian homes?
     Outward appearances are certainly no guarantee of the presence of a Christian family, are they? Here is a home with scripture texts on the walls and a family Bible on the table. The members attend the meetings of the church each week. Perhaps their family car even has a “Jesus is Lord” bumper sticker on it. But, is He really Lord in this family? To answer this question, we must open the front door, step inside, and once inside the home, listen and observe. Do you hear selfish arguments, raised voices, and carnal conversation? Are there people planted in front of a television, preferring it instead of reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Word? Is there excitement over …