Pastor Eliecer Munoz lives in Euless, Texas where he and his wife, Drisana, pastor Heartland Hispana in Irving, TX. Eliecer was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is of Cuban descent. Called to ministry at a young age, his ministry is strong in evangelism and discipleship and the family. Together with his wife and two children, they serve the Latino Community in the metroplex of Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX.
BSP: From Jesus clarifying who His mother and brothers truly were (Luke 8:21) to Paul writing about family in 1 Timothy 5, Ephesians 5 & 6, and Colossians 3, how do we bring God’s design for Christian family into focus for our church?
One of the most important concepts that we must understand as the Church is that God made the Church to be a family. He is the Father of this family.
Paul said in Ephesians 2:19 “you…are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.” Unfortunately we live in a society where family values are distorted and in some instances non-existent.
We must return to the Father who ultimately brings us together. We must return to God’s design. He will tear down the walls that divide us, restore the love He intended for us to have, and bring healing to the wounds that hurt us. Family is supposed to be about love, relationship and respect. Family is supposed to be full of an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement of where we are going. There might be a lot of things that make us different but there is Someone who unites us all, and that is God our Father. Let’s stop trying to be the family of God and let us begin being what we are, the family of God.