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Key Thought:

Your family is a gift from God.


Key Quote

Your words matter.  Want to Turn your family around?  Start by turning your words around.” – Pastor Bil Cornelius

“You are destined for greatness!” – Pastor Bil Cornelius’s blessing over his kids.



Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What is your favorite game to play at game night?
  • What is your favorite childhood memory?
  • What is the best vacation you’ve been on?
  • Have everyone in the group share a high and a low from their week.


Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • How do your words create an environment?
  • Why can it be difficult to turn your words around?
  • How can you start viewing your family as a gift and not a burden?
  • What does a message of love and acceptance look like?


Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • What special picture do you have of your family or future family?
  • What commitment are you demonstrating to be involved in their life?
  • How do you show value to your family?
  • What blessing are you going to speak over your family this week?


Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, thank you for the gift of family. Let us never take them or being adopted by You into Your family for granted. Amen



Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Pray a blessing over your family every week for the next six weeks.
  • Identify a way you can show value to your family and then do it.
  • Commit to speaking only positive words this week.

Scriptures

“Children are a gift from the Lord; babies are a reward.”  Psalm 127:3 NCV

“Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine Within your house, Your children like olive plants around your table.”  Isaiah 54:13

“The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” Proverbs 18:21 NLT

“Then Isaac said, “Now, my son, bring me the wild game. Let me eat it, and then I will give you, my blessing.” So, Jacob took the food to his father, and Isaac ate it. He also drank the wine that Jacob served him. 26 Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come a little closer and kiss me, my son.” So, Jacob went over and kissed him. And when Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he was finally convinced, and he blessed his son.”  Genesis 27:25–27 NLT

“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”  And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.”  Matthew 19:14-15 NLT

“Ah! The smell of my son is like the smell of the outdoors, which the Lord has blessed!  From the dew of heaven and the richness of the earth, may God always give you abundant harvests of grain and bountiful new wine.”  Genesis 27:28 NLT

“May many nations become your servants, and may they bow down to you. May you be the master over your brothers and may your mother’s sons bow down to you. All who curse you will be cursed, and all who bless you will be blessed.” Genesis 27:29 NLT

“And lo I am with you, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Pastor Bil’s favorite phrase to speak over his children: 

“You are destined for greatness!” 

 

Mrs. Jessica’s favorite verse she speaks over her children: 

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”  Numbers 6:24 ESV


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