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January 17, 2021 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: Family Values of God's People

Passage: Hebrews 13:1-7, Hebrews 13:15-16

Memory Verse for the Week: Hebrews 13:15-16 (ESV)

Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

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Intro: What is vivid about the leadership of Nehemiah?

How have we wrecked God’s good design of what family members do for one another?

Why do we believe that Jesus cares for us and offers a new family hope?

How does Jesus empower and call us to love others in a building way?


1. Worship the LORD for His unrivaled love and grace. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit that He loves us in such a miraculous way as to take us into His own home and family.

2. How have you lived as if you’re an orphan, doubting God’s goodness or provision? Confess your pride and unbelief to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and assure you that He really does own us, even in our worst failures.\

3. Give thanks to Jesus for the wonders of His saving love, especially to know our true sinful state and claim us anyway! Thank Him for hearing and seeing you in your bondage and distress and claiming you as His!

4. Who do you know that is in trouble or distress, especially if they claim to be a follower of Jesus? Pray for them, asking the Lord to help them, and to use you as He can to encourage them and meet their needs.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you His fruit of love, kindness and goodness, especially for others around you who need care. Pray for His eyes to see and ears to hear, so that as the LORD saw and heard your distress, that you will see and hear others.

Looking Back

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