SPIRIT-FILLED MARRIAGES

THE SPIRIT-FILLED SERIES

SPIRIT-FILLED MARRIAGES

TEXT: Ephesians 5:22-33

God wants marriages to be SPIRIT-FILLED STRONG – to be a reflection of His relationship with every husband and wife – the process of building a Strong Marriage is life-long work – building   on a Strong Foundation, with Strong Fundamentals and finally Strong Fruit – Let’s talk about Building A Strong Marriage.

STRONG FOUNDATION

  • The Lord is mentioned 14 times – seems VERY clear He                   is the essential foundation on which a strong marriage                 is be built – Psalm 127:1 – “Divine Dimension”
  • Know Jesus as Savior and Lord
  • The Lordship of Christ is expressed in marriage through both the husband and the wife – His Lordship or     Dominion will change a house into a home
  • By coming under His Lordship you reap the benefits                      and blessings of God
  • Surrender & Submission

STRONG FUNDAMENTALS

  • “non-negotiable essentials”
  • Love – vs. 25, 28, 33 – 1 Corinthians 13:4-6                                                – “Nourish” & “Cherish” vs. 29
  • Loyalty – vs. 31 – “leave and cleave”- 1 Corinthians 13:7
  • Respect – vs. 22, 33 – “submit” means “to arrange under”
  • Faithfulness – vs. 31 – Physically, Emotionally & Spiritually

STRONG FRUIT

  • A Strong Marriage Sanctifies The Home – vs. 21-22; 25; 29
  • A Strong Marriage Glorifies The Savior – vs. 32
  • A Strong Marriage Witnesses To The Lost
  • A Strong Marriage Instructs The Next Generation                                – Ephesians 6:1-3

CONCLUSION

Marriage is one of the greatest gifts God ever gave to humanity        – and it is truly beautiful and a blessing when marriage operates   like God intended it to.

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