Last Sunday @ The SEPTEMBER EDITION of
FAMILY LIFE UNIVERSITY LECTURES
DON’T MAKE YOUR MARRIAGE A BATTLE GROUND!
Text: James 3:16
“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”
God so desires to bless the Curch today. But he cannot do it, because our marriages are not right.
There’s so much fussing and fighting, so much turmoil, so much violence and strife in people’s homes – and it’s hindering their blessings!
Until will get our marriages right, even our finances can’t be right.
Listen, youhave to decide whether you want your marriage to work, or whether you want to keep hurting your marriage with quarreling and fighting. You’re hurting yourself, your joy, your own peace!
It’s time to quit damaging our relationships!
It’s time to quit sabotaging our homes!
It’s time to quit giving place to the devil in our marriages!
God’s desire for your marriage is for it to be for you, a land flowing with milk and honey, not a battle ground…Deuteronomy 8:7-13;
The perfect will of God for husband and wife in marriage is for them to be united – Genesis 2:24.
How will that be possible if you continually make your marriage a battle ground?
And a place of fist wars and war of words? -2 Chronicles 15:1-5
WHAT FUELS THE BATTLES?
>Your thoughts, beliefs and convictions – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
>What’s in your heart – Mark 7:21-23
>Wars within you – James 4:1
>Fears within you – 2 Corinthians 7:5
>Anger – Anger is foolishness -Ecclesiastes 7:9
>Lack of self control – Proverbs 25:28
>Competition and insecurity – Luke 22:24
>Dishonesty – Romans 13:13
>Carnality – 1 Corinthians 3:3, Romans 8:6-8
THIS IS WHAT TO DO:
>James 3:18 – doing the hard work of getting along with each other…treating each other with honour and dignity.
>Put on the Lord Jesus Christ…Romans 13:14
>Shun any form of stupidity/foolishness…Proverbs 19:3 -GNB
>Stop the quarrel before it bursts…Proverbs 17:14
>Only fools love to pick fights – Proverbs 20:3
>You need a break from bickering and griping – Proverbs 22:10
> Identify the source of the strife and deal with it…Where no wood is, the fire goes out…Proverbs 26:20
>Don’t be quarrelsome – Proverbs 26:21
>Let’s not have fighting between us…After all we’re partners (husband and wife) – Genesis 13:7-9 (Abraham and Lot).
>Don’t be self-centered – Philippians 2:2-9
>Avoid foolish questions and discussions-
2 Timothy 2:23.
Please, study these scriptures…And pray earnestly…James 5:16.
Peace in your marriage! Peace in your home!
Peace in your hurting heart…In Jesus name!
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