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“The Family is a Trauma Center”
By Ed Young
April 23, 2017
In the case of a medical emergency, if we have a broken arm or our child’s fever spikes, we know exactly where to go. Doctors and nurses, technicians and staff are trained at any hospital to help us through our crisis. But many of the crises people are facing today are non-medical. So where do we go for the urgent care most of us need?
In this message, Ed Young looks at God’s Word to show us how the family is set up as a trauma center. It is only there that we can receive the personal care and attention we need to help us through whatever emergency we may be facing in life.
INTRO: I was on a flight recently, seated next to an ER doctor. We had a great conversation, he was a really really nice guy and he began to point out to me and tell me about the growing business of free-standing trauma centers, free-standing emergency rooms. And when he said that, I thought, well I've seen those places all over Dallas, Fort Worth, and Miami, and other places that I've traveled. They're everywhere. I mean, you can't drive very far without seeing a free-standing ER.
It's really comforting, we live in such a great nation where if we ever have any physical problems, any aches and pains, we know 24 hours a day, boom, we can go in and get help, there's a qualified staff to help our family and friends. There's ERs, there's trauma centers all over the place.
Where do you go, though, when you have a non-medical emergency? Where do you go when you have a shattered self-esteem? When you're freaked out with fear? When someone has messed you around? Where do you go?
Wouldn't it be great if we had trauma centers for the non-medical emergencies. We could just check ourselves in, the qualified staff, bandage us up, give us maybe some medication or whatever, and we'd be on our way, wouldn't that be great?
“The Family is a Corporation”
April 30, 2017
For any organization to run smoothly, accomplish its goals, and reach a level of excellence, there must be a plan in place. It’s true for businesses. It’s true for families as well. But unlike in the corporate world, the family business doesn’t require an MBA to master it. All it takes is a willingness to open God’s Word and follow His plan.
In this message, Ed Young shows us that God has developed a clear and simple plan to help families. And when we follow God’s family business plan and run the “corporation” according to God’s rules, success is within our reach.
INTRO: Whenever I have an opportunity to talk to leaders, one of the things I discuss with them is structure. I talk about the fact that an organization is only as good as its structure. It’s really true in every slice of life. It’s especially true when it comes to companies, corporations. The most important being a parent company known as the family!
We’ve been saying around here that we’re all in a family business, because we’re all members of the family. Last time we talked about the family is a trauma center. Today, I’m talking about the family is a corporation.
Since a family is a corporation, we have to talk about the structure. Because I truly believe one of the reasons the family is so fragmented is because a lack of structure. As a family corporation, we’re doing business. We have a corporate structure – CEO, president, CFO, employees, and ideally, we’re all working for the same goal.
I think it’s vital to ask a couple of questions when we look at a family business. The first being, “What’s our business?”
The family is not an institution designed by man. It’s not a product of evolution, anthropology, psychology, or biology. The family was and is created by God for the benefit of man. Our great God has given us the stewardship of it. The purpose of the family is for each member to learn, grow, and develop their unique aptitudes and abilities in this supernatural structure that God has given.
“Family” is defined as any group of persons closely related by blood. So by definition, we’re all part of a family. But what we don’t all experience is the success and unity our family should have. In today’s world, we’re all pulled in a thousand directions. And the results are often splintered, shattered remains of what was meant to be. In this series, Ed Young helps us get back to God’s original design for the family. Because when we do, we discover what it takes to restore our families and reunite with the success God wants us to have!