The scripture references below go with today’s post of A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Malachi 4:6 (Family is the building block of society. If God touches your heart, your family will be – and should be – the first to experience it. If we get family right, society will be right.)
1 Timothy 3:5 (The way you interact with your family is a predictor of how you will interact with the world.)
1 Timothy 5:3-4 (The principle here is to practice charity close to home before you practice it away from home.)
Matthew 10:36 (Most people know that Jesus taught us to love our enemies. What they often forget is that this includes our family members when they don’t do what we want.)
If you are familiar with the Bible, or if you want to hear more from it, you may want to read one of my other blogs: A Bible Reader’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Any quotations of Scripture are taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted.