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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

What Does A Christian Home Look Like


PASTOR TEACHING APPLIED, PRACTICAL
BIBLE STUDY______________
                   
Proverbs 14:1
WHAT DOES A TRULY Christian HOME LOOK
Pastor/teacher Charles e Whisnant

Way back in 1992 when I was at First Baptist Church in Altoona Kansas I taught Proverbs 14.
Then when I came to Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio I taught Proverbs again 2010
Proverbs 14:1 "EVERY WISE WOMAN BUILDETH HER HOUSE."
Our consideration tonight deals with the Christian home. Is it possible to have a Christ centered home in 1992, with all the sin and trouble in the world? The truth of the matter is, you know it and I know it, the home falls far short of any such description. Christian homes are facing difficulty, lets not fool ourselves. For the most part, Christian homes come pitifully short of the Biblical norms; and we are all aware of it, or at least we should

1A WHAT DOES A TRULY CHRISTIAN HOME LOOK LIKE?
Have we a picture that the Christian home is like the Cleavers (Leave it to Beaver) or the Harriet's of the 1960's? Where the father has the right answers and mother is always doing the right things?
The matter of the fact is, the Christian home is where sinners live.
The Scripture does not teach is that the Christian home is perfect. But a picture of parents who fail and often fail miserably. Where their children often fail and certainly fail God. Where children bring home D's and F's on the report cards and throw tantrums in the shopping mall. As a matter of fact husbands and wives quarrel, and get irritated with one another! Its true.

2A WHAT MAKES THEN THE CHRISTIAN HOME DIFFERENT FROM THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR?
IB The Bible never gives a picture of saved people living perfect.
Thus everyone is involved in a lifelong process of sanctification. This process brings us more and more like Jesus Christ, the goal is reached at death. So what is the difference between the home that does not know Christ and the one that does?

1C CHRISTIANS ADMIT THEIR SINS:
I John 1:8-10. Christians are able to acknowledge the fact, and in time, learn to anticipate and prepare for sin. The Christian in this home learns not to rationalize, make excuses, or blameshift the problem to others. The do not have to cover up what they know is sin, but confess it to the Lord. With the freedom to admit the truth comes the possibility of repentance, and with repentance there can be forgiveness and help from God and from one another.


Thus they can rapidly progress out of sinful living patterns as a result. They can then put their time and energies into the endeavor to replace sinful patterns with Biblical patterns of life. Rather then wasting time denying the fact of sin, CHRISTIANS CAN CONCENTRATE ON DEALING WITH SIN.

2C CHRISTIANS KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEIR SIN.
With the Bible and knowing its standard and truth, Christians know how to deal with problems when they occur in the home. They can use Biblical precepts and examples successfully to handle and recoup from every occurrence of sin. The Bible largely deals with the common problems found in the Christian home.

3C CHRISTIANS PROGRESS OUT OF THEIR SINS.
Where there is spiritual life, there also will be spiritual growth. No Christian can remain the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. There will be growth out of sin into righteousness. With Bible Study, prayer, witness, and the fellowship of the saints and the Spirit of God that will be working to produce God's fruits in their life. (Colossians 2:3)






YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO TEACH THESE PRINCIPLES/TRUTH TO YOUR CHILDREN AND MAKE APPLICATION
IN YOUR DAILY LIVING YOURSELF