A human being lives, but he is given life.
Sin broke the family of God. And the plan of redemption was established to restore this family. Paul addresses those who have responded to God’s call in their lives in the following way: “Now, Therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the Household of God” (Eph. 2:19). When we become a believer in Jesus we become a member of God’s household, we become a member of His family.
Most people think of the church in a larger sense, the corporate or congregational aspects. We do not tend to think of the church
in the term of the smaller family group. But the early Church was just that small groups held in the family home. These types of enduring relationships cannot happen in the larger congregational setting. Sadly most Christians seek out churches in larger settings. Healthy family members know each other; in loving caring family the members are there to encourage one another with words and action. The family of God is to function the same way.
Supporting Scripture; (1 Thess. 2:8), (Rom. 1:11)
Personal Reflection and Discussion