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By Adam Burton | September 10, 2023

Main Point:

Recognize the spiritual battles families confront, lean on God’s blueprint for unity, and harness the gospel’s power to navigate challenges and fortify bonds.


  • Everyday family chaos and the underlying tension that exists.
  • The spiritual battles that families face.
  • Jesus provides a blueprint for families to stand strong amidst challenges.

I. The Enemy’s Sneaky Tactics

Genesis 3:1 (NLT): “The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, ‘Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?'”

  • The subtle tactics of the enemy in the Garden of Eden.
  • Modern-day challenges and the enemy’s attempts to blur moral lines.
  • God’s grace and covering even when we falter

II. God’s Blueprint for Family Unity

Joshua 24:15 (NLT): “But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”

  • Regular Prayer: “Never stop praying.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  • Dive into Scripture: “Repeat them again and again to your children…” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
  • Quick to Forgive: “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another…” (Ephesians 4:32)
  • Speak Truth in Love: “Speak the truth in love…” (Ephesians 4:15)
  • Share the Load: “Share each other’s burdens…” (Galatians 6:2)

III. Strengthening Family Bonds

  • Worshiping Together at Church: The importance of collective worship.
  • Finding Little Spaces for Worship: Incorporating faith in daily routines.
  • Daily Rituals and Family Culture: Infusing daily rituals with faith.
  • The Gospel Message: The anchor of family unity.


  • The heart of the home is the spiritual ties that bind families together.
  • Embracing God’s grace and the power of the gospel.
  • Challenges to strengthen family bonds in daily life.

As we navigate the complexities of family life, let’s remember that our faith and God’s blueprint are our guiding lights. Let’s cherish, protect, and strengthen the true heart of our homes: our families.

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