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Sunday, 6/16/2024

Marriage: An All-In Commitment


Making a commitment in marriage involves dedicating yourself to your husband or wife. 


commitment obligates you to sacrifice for one another to the glory of God..


Matthew 7:24-27 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.  25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.  27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”


1. Become the right person: outwardly it’s the look

2. Meet the right person

3. FALL in love

4. FIX your hopes and dreams on this person for your future fulfillment

5. If FAILURE occurs, you either repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 


Proverbs 14:12 (NLT) There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.


Matthew 7:24-27 (NLT)  “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.  25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.  27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”


Ephesians 5:1-2 (NLT) Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. 2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. 


  1. BECOME the right person.                                                              

  2. WALK in love

Love is emotion but love is a choice you make as well .

3. FIX your hope on God through Christ and in the Holy Spirits power and seek to please Him through this relationship

4. If FAILURE occurs, repeat steps 1, 2, and

                                                                                     

Matthew 19:8 He told them, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of the hardness of your hearts. But it was not like that from the beginning.

  


  1. Ongoing unresolved conflict with each other

  2. Lack of communication with each other

  3. Lack of commitment to each other


Genesis 2:18–25 (ESV) Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”  24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. 


Marriage is a lifelong commitment of unconditional love toward an imperfect person.

Constant expressed commitment both to God and to your husband or wife. 


Consistent developing communication: Mark 3:25 says "A home filled with strife and division destroys itself."  


The Bible says conflict is caused by selfishnessJames 4:1 "Do you know where your fights and arguments come from?  They come from selfish desires that war within you."  


"My way" resolvers. 

"No way" people.  

"Your way". 

"Half Way".  

"Our Way".  


1.  CALL ON GOD FOR HELP.  

2.  I NEED TO CONFESS MY PART OF THE CONFLICT.

Marriage is a lifelong process of overcoming your differences. 

3.  You need to CALL A PEACE CONFERENCE.


1.  You need to choose the right time 

2.  You need to choose the right place.  

3.  You need to come with a positive attitude.  

4.  Cut out abusive language.  


Ephesians 4:29 Let no rotten words come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.


Colossians 3:8 (Phillips) "You must put away all these things -- furious rage, malice, insults, and shouted abuse.  Don't deceive each other with lies anymore."  


5.  You  MUST CONSIDER Your MATE'S PERSPECTIVE. 

Listen more than you talk.  


6.  YOU need to CONCENTRATE ON RECONCILIATION, NOT RESOLUTION.


James 3:17–18 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. 18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.


Ephesians 4:15  Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.

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