Scripture Focus: Mark 3:31-35

Today we are going to talk about family. Our natural family and our spiritual family.mJesus had quite a bit to say about family and it’s important to get a glimpse of what he said and how we should look at family.

I was a kid who grew up in the 80’s. I also grew up as a pastor’s kid. I was a PK. My mom and dad raised my sister and I in a traditional Christian home and we spent a lot of time at church. I sang in the choir, served as an usher, picked up trash, played the drums, visited hospitals to pray for the sick, served communion and ate a lot of free food as members of the church always invited the pastor’s family over for dinner. That was the best part of being a PK 🙂 But growing up as a kid, one of the things my mom and dad always did was take time to train me by spending time reading my bible. I recall when my mother told me that she wanted me to memorize all 66 books of the bible – in order. I had to learn the names of the 12 tribes of Israel and spell them correctly. I had to memorize the Lord’s Prayer (Our father who art in heaven). I had to memorize Psalm 1 (Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly…) BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, I had to learn and memorize Ephesians 6:1. (Children obey your parents…)

In Mark 3: 33, Jesus asked the multitudes “Who is my mother, or who is my brothers”?

What are a few of the quality traits of a mother? What are some of the quality traits of a brother?


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