24 Sep MarriageBromance, Romance and Relationships – Part 5
September 23 and 24, 2017 | Adam Waite
What if you could divorce-proof your marriage? One simple thing can make that happen!
Bromance, Romance and Relationships – Part 5
September 23rd & 24th, 2017
- Keep Your Eyes On Jesus.
“From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. ‘His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him-through he is not far from any one of us.” Acts 17:26-27
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2
‘“Haven’t you read the Scriptures?’ Jesus replied. ‘They record that from the beginning “God made them male and female.’” And he said, ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.’” Matthew 19:4-6
“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.” Hebrews 13:4
“And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her” Ephesians 5:21-25
“And if a believing woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to continue living with her, she must not leave him. For the believing wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the believing husband brings holiness to his marriage. Otherwise, your children would not be holy, but now they are holy. (But if the husband or wife who isn’t a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the believing husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you to live in peace.) Don’t you wives realize that your husbands might be saved because of you? And don’t you husbands realize that your wives might be saved because of you?” 1 Corinthians 7:13-16
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:33
My Next Step This Week:
____ I will keep my eyes on Jesus by praying everyday…
____Married: With my spouse.
____Spiritually Single: For my marriage and the salvation of my spouse.
____Unmarried: That God will transform the way I think about and honor marriage.
Life Group Discussion Questions
- Who shops for groceries in your family? Why?
- When you hear 50% divorce rate, how does it make you feel and why?
- What are some practical ways that keeping your eyes on Jesus can improve your marriage?
- Read Ephesians 5:21-25 again. What should mutual submission actually look like in the day to day life of your marriage?
- How is your prayer life?
- If you are married, how often are you praying together?
- If you are spiritually single, are you continuing to pray for your marriage and the salvation of your spouse?
- If you are unmarried, have you thought about praying for your future marriage, for the marriages around you, or if you God wants you to remain single?