The Family Matters

by Greg Laurie on Feb 23, 2020

In this webcast, Pastor Greg Laurie shares a message from Exodus 20 and Ephesians 5 titled “The Family Matters” in our Sunday Morning series at Harvest Christian Fellowship.

Sermon Notes

As Christian parents, our charge is from God Himself, to bring our children up in the training and admonition of the Lord. We need to “bring them up” because their sinful nature brings them down. Nothing can really happen through us until it has happened to us! Look for teaching moments with your kids.Talk to your kids, answer their hard questions. Keep communication open and let your children know you love them.


It begins with God Himself, being the perfect Father. The erosion of the family is at the heart of almost all of our Nation’s problems. Our very existence as a society is contingent on the success of the family. Disregard of the 5th Commandment is undermining our Nation.

  • You can live “happily even after” marriage.
  • Put the needs of your spouse above your own.
  • Never get romantically involved with or marry a nonbeliever.
  • It’s not about you, it’s about your mate.
  • To honor is to respect, esteem, value, and prize fathers and mothers as gifts from God.


  • Ephesians 5
  • Exodus 20
  • Deuteronomy 30
  • Ephesians 6
  • Proverbs 29
  • Philippians 4
  • Psalm 51


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