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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HOME

Western Plains Baptist

Fellowship

PO Box 1241- DUBBO - NSW - 2830

Phone/Fax (02) 6884 2846

Mobile: 0409 818 347

Email: kjb1611tr@aol.com

Dr. David C. Bennett, Pastor

The home is one of three God ordained institutions on earth; Genesis 2: 18- 25; 1 Corinthians 7. The other two are human government and the local church. The home has come under fierce attack in recent years. The enemies of the home want to destroy its very warp and woof (fabric).

As parents, we need to understand what God has to say about that which makes a house a home. I read a book in seminary entitled "Heaven on Earth." This book said the home should be as close to heaven one could get on earth. Sad to say we all fail in this goal but it is also sad but true that some houses are closer to hell than heaven on earth. If I was to ask what people thought was the major problem in making a house a home I would get various answers but there is one major problem. That problem will be uncovered through this study as will the answer.

This study will give three things: the Bible verses, questions to answer, and then some comments. All Bible quotations are from the King James Bible referred to as the Authorized Version.

To receive the most benefit from the study do each chapter together, dad and mum. You may go as fast or as slow as you wish. It is best if one chapter is finished per week. May this study help your home draw closer to being "Heaven on Earth."

CHAPTER ONE

The First Couple:

Genesis 2: 7, 18-25" (7) And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (18) And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."

1. Who created man and woman? (Verses 7 & 22)?

2. Therefore, man and woman are ultimately responsible to whom?

3. Woman was made from whom?

God made man first and according to Scripture he is the head of the woman, 1Corinthians 11:3 ". . . the head of the woman is the man. . ." This indicates therefore her submission to him. Woman was taken from the side of man, which seems to indicate man's responsibility to take his wife alongside to love and to cherish. Ephesians 5:25 "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it." When both parents obey these principles there is harmony in the home.

The First Sin:

Genesis 3: 1-21 "Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because 1 was naked; and I hid myself. II And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them."

1. How did Adam disobey God? (Verse 17)

2. What were the results of this disobedience? Verses 17-19)

What Adam and Eve did is called "sin." The word "sin" singular is used 389 times

in the Bible. The Greek word for sin is "hamartia." In the New Testament, the word is

translated the following ways: sin 172 times, sinful 1 time, offense 1 time; for a total of

174 times. The word "sin" means to "miss the mark" or "to wander from the law of God,

violate God's law" or "that which is done wrong, sin, an offence, a violation of the divine

law in thought or in act." Adam listened to Eve and willfully disobeyed the known command of God. This act had dire consequences. One was physical and spiritual death. The Apostle Paul speaks about this subject in the Book of Romans.

Romans 5: 12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."

Romans 6.23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

1. What one man is Romans 5: 12 referring to?

2. What is it that passed upon all men?

3. What is the wages of sin according to Romans 6:23?

4. According to Romans 6:23 what is the gift of God?

Because Adam disobeyed God the whole human race was plunged into sin and therefore there is physical and spiritual death. We know we will die physically but we are all born into this world spiritually dead; Hebrews 9:27 " And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" and Ephesians 2:5 "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)."

Most of us would not care to live forever in this body as it decays with age. Our problem is that we are sinners and death is the wage for that according to Romans 5: 12. Note Romans 6:23 which says God's gift is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Now what is this eternal life all about and how may one receive it?

Hebrews 9:28 "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."

I Peter 2:24 "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."

Romans 5: 19 "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."

1. What did Christ bear? (Hebrews 9:28)

2. Romans 5: 19 is speaking of whom when it says "by one man's disobedience."?

Jesus Christ, who is God in the flesh, (John I: I, 14 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. ") came to bear the sins of those who would receive Him as their Saviour. In Adam we received sin and death but in Jesus Christ we receive eternal life. Now to get back to the previous two questions, what is this eternal life all about and how may one receive it?

John 3: 15, 16 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

John 10: 28 " And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."

John 17: 2, 3 " As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."

I John 5: 11-13 " And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."

1. According to John 3: 16 who shall never perish?

According to John 3: 15, 16 how is eternal life received?

According to John 10:28 who gives eternal life?

4. According to 1 John 17:3 eternal life is what? (Hint: "And this is life eternal, that they..."

5. According to 1 John 5: 11 eternal life is in whom?

According to these verses eternal life is knowing God the Father through Jesus Christ His only begotten Son. Other verses teach that eternal life is living with God after this old body is laid to rest, 1I Corinthians 5:8 "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

These verses also teach eternal life is received by believing on the name of the Son of God. Now why do 1 need to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? Because I am a sinner and He bore 'tour sins in his own body on the tree." 1 Peter 2:24

Sin has separated us from God and is therefore the cause for many problems in our lives. We must get right with God. Getting right with God means confessing: (1) 1 am a sinner and (2) that Jesus Christ bore my sin. Receiving Him as your Saviour you are then brought into a new relationship with God. This is also the beginning of a new relationship in your marriage.

In concluding this chapter I would encourage you to bow your head and tell God, "I admit I am a sinner and 1 believe Jesus Christ bore my sin and right now I receive Him as my Saviour. Only when you know the forgiveness of sin and are brought into a living relationship with God will you know how to apply Biblical principles and be the kind of husband/wife and parent God wants you to be.

CHAPTER TWO

CHILDREN

Children:

Psalm 127: 1, 3 ". . . Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."

Rearing children can be happy or hectic, fun or frantic. Remember when your first little one was born? What a joyous moment you experienced together? You were parents! All you knew about parenting you learned from your - parents or someone else. You took the baby home from hospital and learned a lot from doing what you believed were parental duties. You did all this because you loved the baby born to you.

As the child grew you began to see a tendency to want to do those things that

were wrong. Did you ever stop to ask, why? We had four children help bring my wife and me up and none of the four had to be taught how to disobey. Our problem and task was to teach them how to do right. Why? The answer is found in our previous study, which stated that due to Adam our children and we are sinners.

As sinners, born with a nature opposed to the will and ways of God, the child must be taught and directed to o right. They as we must be confronted with their sin and need for forgiveness from God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

The First Children:

Genesis 4: 1, 2 " And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. "

1. The first parents were who?

2. From whom did these first parents learn their parenting?

3. The first child born through a man and woman was who?

4. The second child born through a man and woman was who?

5. What might give us an indication these two boys had different personalities?

The first two children born into this world were Cain whose name means "possession" and Abel whose name means "breath." Two different individuals as seen from their occupations. Every person who enters this world is different from all others. Abel was a keeper of sheep and Cain a veggie farmer.

The First Murder:

Genesis 4: 3 - 8 "And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. 8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. "

1. With who was Cain "very wroth."?

2. Against whom did Cain take out his anger?

All children will have their differences and disagreements because of their sin nature. Sad but true these differences sometimes lead to awful actions such as murder. Your children and mine are no different from these two, Cain and Abel. Our children are sinners and capable of the vilest actions. Matthew 15: 19 "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies."

The problem is sin. The Bible often calls the place where sin resides as the heart (Greek word "kardia"). Jeremiah 17: 9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" The solution is the same as for the parent. The child needs to be reconciled to God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 5: 18 "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ..."

As a parent you have the responsibility to bring your children up in an atmosphere where they hear the truth concerning God, sin, personal accountability to Him, forgiveness of sin, and eternal life offered to those who place personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Psalmist said "Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. . ."Parents, we need the Lord to build our house! Without Him we labour in vain! Dad, Mum, have you by faith trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour from sin? If not, you cannot direct your children in the way they should go. If you have trusted Christ what are some steps you can take to help your children to know Christ as their Saviour?

Take time daily to read the Bible to or with them.

Have prayer before meals.

Attend church with them.

4. Seek to live before them what you know and are learning from the Bible concerning godly living.

5. Keep your personal life clean before the Lord. 1 John 1: 9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Psalm 127: "children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward." The word "heritage" is translated from the Hebrew into English as inheritance 192 times, heritage 27 times, inherit 2 times, possession 1 time; for a total of 222 times. Therefore, our children are our heritage possession and property given us from God Himself

They are from the Lord! They belong to Him first and then to us to watch over and direct. This "gift" carries a great responsibility. If they are given to us from God we are therefore obligated to inform and teach them concerning Him. They need to know Him! May you as a parent fulfill this God given responsibility given you.

CHAPTER THREE

Child Rearing

Psalm 127: 4, 5 "As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them."

The happy man is the man with a full quiver of children. A quiver full I understand is five or more. Note he is HAPPY! How many fathers today are unhappy due to the attitude and behaviour of his children? How many fathers today have regretted having children? The Psalmist is not saying there will be no problems but he is saying a man can be happy and have children. How?

Our Parental Responsibilities:

Nurture and Admonition:

Ephesians 6: 4" And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

1. T o whom is God speaking in this verse?

2. What is God telling these fathers not to do?

3. What is God telling the fathers to do?

The words "provoke to wrath" means to exasperate or irritate your child to anger. There are various ways but one is inconsistency. As a parent we are to "bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

Nurture: The Greek word is "paideia" and is translated in the New Testament

these various ways. It is translated chastening 3 times, nurture once, instruction once, and chastisement one time. To nurture is the whole training and education of the child (which relates to the cultivation of the mind and morals, and employs for this purpose now commands and admonitions, now reproof and punishment). Nurture is discipline, training by action, and chastening that regulates one's character.

Admonition: The Greek word is "nouthesia". It comes from two Greek words and means to put in mind. It is training by word and counsel. The word is used in only two other places in the Bible. I Corinthians 10: II "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." Titus 3: 10 "A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject."

Discipline:

We are living in a day when almost any physical discipline is called abuse. Parents do need to be careful in physical discipline for children are smaller than adults are. Parents need to control their anger and make sure they are disciplining out of love

rather than anger. No matter what society is promoting we must always do what God's Word says.

Proverbs 13: 24 "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that 1oveth him chasteneth him betimes

(early). "

1 What is the parent not to spare?

2. If a parent spares the rod what is he showing his son?

3. What does a parent that loves his child do?

Proverbs 22: 15 "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. II

1 What is bound in the heart of a child?

2. What will drive foolishness far from a child?

Proverbs 23: 13, 14 "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell."

1. What are we not to withhold from a child?

2. Will a child die if disciplined correctly?

3. What is a child delivered from through correction?

Proverbs 29: 15 "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."

1. What does the rod and reproof give?

2. What does a child left to his own do?

Proverbs 29: 17 "Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight, unto thy soul."

1. What is a parent told to do in this verse?

2. If a child is corrected what two things will a parent receive?

The rod is a tree branch or stick. It is to be used for chastening a child who has been disobedient. This discipline shows the child that the parent cares for and loves him.

We should discipline early rather than allowing the child to do wrong many times over.

We should also discipline early in their childhood. Do not wait until they are five, six or older. Do it early!

If a parent corrects the child properly the child is saved from a terrible future. Proverbs 23: 14 says the corrected (beat) child will be saved from hell. Hell is the Hebrew word "she-ole" and is translated grave 31 times, hell 31 times, and pit 3 times. Proper Bible correction will save a child from an early grave, from a terrible pit of despair and remorse, and from going to that eternal hell described as "the second death" in the Book of Revelation. This place of eternal retribution is away from the love and presence of God.

Teaching through Instruction:

Proverbs 13:1 "A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. "

1. What will a wise son hear?

2. What should a father give his son?

Proverbs I: 7-9 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. "

1. What is the beginning of knowledge?

2. What do fools despise?

3. What is a son to hear and not forsake?

Proverbs 1: 10-15 "My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: 15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path. "

God intends parents to give their children proper instruction concerning with whom they walk in their daily life. The wrong crowd will always lead a child away from godliness, purity, morality, and the things that make for Christian character.

Proverbs 5: 1-23 "My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: 2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. 3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: 4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. 6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. 7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. 8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: 9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: 10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; II And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, 12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; 13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! 14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly. 15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. 16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. 17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee. 18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. 19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. 20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? 21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. 22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. 23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray."

CHAPTER FOUR

Husband and Wife Relationship

Next to placing personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, marriage is the second most important event in your life. Statistics are always changing but today it is said that three out of every five marriages end in divorce. Why? Professional counselors are springing up everywhere but marriages are still in disarray. For the Christian the only right and proper thing to do is to read and obey God's manual for marriage, the Bible.

Proverbs 5: 18 "Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth."

1. With whom should a man rejoice?

Proverbs 18:22 "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD."

1. What does this verse say man finds when he finds a wife?

  • What does a man obtain when he finds a wife?

Ephesians 5:22, 23 "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body."

Ephesians 5:25-29 "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church."

Genesis 2:24 "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."

I Peter 3: 1-5 "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands."

If you have taken time to read the passages listed on the previous page you have seen the importance God puts on the marriage and the responsibility a husband and wife have.

We need to take this responsibility seriously. It is not "if it doesn't work we can walk away." It will work if the husband and wife have trusted Christ as Saviour and work together at putting biblical principles into practice.

When the husband and wife begin to practice, the principles laid down in the Word of God they will see a change begin to commence in their marriage. The change they see will actually be in them. Only when the husband and wife begin to obey God's Word will their home become "Heaven on Earth."

Your home is a window through which others view your marriage. What do they see?

Food for thought:

There was a couple who had celebrated their golden anniversary with a big party. Presents were exchanged, and congratulations were expressed before they got in their car and drove home.

When they got home the woman made her way into the kitchen. As was her custom, she brewed some tea. and took out a loaf of bread. She had baked one daily for years. She cut off the heel, warmed it, and buttered it for her husband before cutting another slice for herself. Then she served him the warm bread.

Now, this guy who had been married for fifty years loved his wife greatly, but the stress of the day had taken its toll. And he blew up.

He said, "Honey I love you. You know that. But quite frankly this is it. For more years than I can even count, you have baked bread for me every day. But you always give me the heel. You always pass off that crusty piece of bread, that heel on me. I have had it! I won't take it anymore!"

As she looked at him, blinked back the tears and said, "But honey, that's my favorite piece."

CONCLUSION

There is hope dad and mum! It is found in Godís Word! If this booklet has brought you to a personal faith in the person and works of the Lord Jesus Christ please write to us at: PO Box 1241, DUBBO, NSW 2830. We will rejoice with you and will send literature to help you in your Christian life. Our prayer is that this booklet has helped in making your home a little more like "Heaven on Earth."
 

 
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1 Corinthians 2:9


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