The Power of the Family of God – the Church
Mark 3:24-25 NLT
24 “A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse. 25 Similarly, a family splintered by
feuding will fall apart.
Ephesians 2:18-20 NLT
18Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of
what Christ has done for us.
19 So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens
along with all of God’s holy people. you are members of God’s family.
20Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the
prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.
"For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven
and on earth derives its name."
Hebrews 2:11-12. NIV
11Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the
same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 12He
“I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate
with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your
mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
Psalm 133:1 – "Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in
16No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those
days, and they will prophesy.