Discipleship begins at home
The family is the first institution ordained by God in Scripture. Before God ordained government, even before He ordained the Church, God ordained the family (Gen 2:24). Perhaps one of the greatest tragedies would be deceiving ourselves into thinking we are succeeding as disciple-makers because of how intentional we are with those in our small group, neighborhoods, and workplaces; meanwhile, we lack the same level of intentionality at home. As husbands, wives, mothers, and fathers, we cannot escape the priority of being intentional in our relationships within our own homes.