Monthly Theme: “Focus on the Family!”

Welcome to Bronte! We pray that your families have been enriched and inspired by the messages on family life these last few weeks. Today, we welcome to the pulpit our guest speaker, Pastor Sarah Oliveira-Augustin, who will conclude this month’s theme. In the book of Jeremiah 31 the Lord says, “‘At the same time… I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.’” (verse 1, NKJV). God wants to be the Head of each one of our families and His desire and design for us, His children, is that we grow and live together in a healthy social, emotional, physical, and spiritual manner. Since the beginning of time, no family has been perfect; we must work together to develop, nurture, and support one another. It is not an easy job; we have to fight for what we wish to achieve. By accepting our families as they are, adopting life changing principles, and ensuring God is the centre of our families, our relationships with each other will greatly improve. Let God be the Lord of your families as you protect, preserve, and promote taking time to worship, study, play, and pray together. God bless each family here today.

From the Pastor’s Desk | Sabbath, April 16, 2016

Welcome to the Bronte Church at worship today.

As we continue our monthly theme “Focus on the Family”, we hope that this month has been treating you and your families well. We pray that you are benefiting from the series of messages that provide some helpful insights on how to create and nurture healthy families. We all need to be whole and healthy individually in order to nurture a healthy family.

Every family member has a rhythm they live by and if it is not in sync with the greater whole it can cause conflict and challenge healthy relations. If one member is hurt or ill, it affects the entire family unit. It is infectious, hereditary, and plays out in how we relate to each other. This may be difficult to overcome the burden or weakness, but it is necessary for one to be address these embedded issues that are often buried or hidden. They may stem from a source of dissatisfaction, depression, disillusionment, discouragement, or damaging experience. This week, we will explore part II on restoring the rhythm of relationships from an individual perspective on what we bring to our families.

A family is like an orchestra or band. If the music is to flow, it must be in harmony. One discordant or missed note can spoil the entire score of music! Likewise, without God (the Conductor) at the centre of our lives, we miss that vital note that makes the music incomplete.

What are the missing or discordant notes in our lives where music is silent or lacks harmony?

What areas do we need God to work more deeply in our individual lives so we can contribute to the health and happiness of our relationships and families?

The Bible says, “Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family.” (Proverbs 7:9, NLT).

Let us get seek the wisdom and guidance we need to restore the rhythm and avoid the dissonance… Becoming one with our Father, we will be sure to make beautiful music in our lives and within our families!