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Sermon quotes on family

Maya Angelou

I sustain myself with the love of family.

Augustine of Hippo

Peace in society depends upon peace in the family.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.

Frederick Buechner

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

George Burns 

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring close-knit family in another city.

Eva Burrows

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction.

G.K. Chesterton

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

G.K. Chesterton

The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.

Winston S. Churchill

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened and maintained.

W. Edwards Deming (Attributed)

Systems are perfectly designed to get the results they are getting.

Albert Einstein

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.

James Howard Kunstler

If anything, there appears to be an inverse relationship between our growing obsession with the home as a totem object and the disintegration of families that has become the chief social phenomenon of our time. We worship this idealized container for family life, and yet it turns out that the family cannot be sustained without the larger container of community life.

Home from Nowhere

Martin Luther

What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow.

Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) 

I made my family disappear.

Home Alone, 1990

Jay McInerney (For Contrast)

“The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.”

The Last of the Savages

James Merritt

God became a part of the human family so that we could become a part of his heavenly family.

52 Weeks with Jesus, Harvest House Publishers.

Mother Teresa

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.

Mother Teresa

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.

Kelley Nikondeha

When it comes to describing belonging in Scripture, family is the metaphor of choice.

Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

A.T. Pierson

To a true child of God, the invisible bond that unites all believers to Christ is far more tender, and lasting, and precious; and, as we come to recognize and realize that we are all dwelling in one sphere of life in Him, we learn to look on every believer as our brother, in a sense that is infinitely higher than all human relationships. This is the one and only way to bring disciples permanently together. All other plans for promoting the unity of the Church have failed.

Fred “Mr.” Rogers

Love is at the root of everything—all learning, all parenting, all relationships—love or the lack of it. And what we hear or see on the screen is part of who we become.

George Bernard Shaw

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

Immaturity (London: Constable and Company, 1931), xxiv.

Source Unknown

If you didn’t come from a healthy family, make sure a healthy family comes from you.

Jeremy Taylor

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.

J.R.R. Tolkien

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”

The Fellowship of the Ring

Leo Tolstoy 

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” 

Anna Karenina

Paul David Tripp

In the family, life is brought not only to our doorstep, but into our kitchens, bedrooms, and dens. In the family, life is happening all around us, and it begs to be questioned, evaluated, interpreted, and discussed. There is no more consistent, pregnant, dynamic forum for instruction about life than the family, because that is exactly what God designed the family to be, a learning community.

Jeremy Taylor

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.

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