Presentation on theme: "Marriage in the Lord Part 2 – The Key to Success."— Presentation transcript:
Marriage in the Lord Part 2 – The Key to Success
Marriage in the Lord2 See things from Gods point of view See things from Gods point of view In the Lord for life In the Lord for life Picture of Christ and Ecclesia Picture of Christ and Ecclesia Hold the standard high with the right attitude Hold the standard high with the right attitude Principles go back to Eden Principles go back to Eden Marriage Part 1 – Summary
Marriage in the Lord3 4. The Key to Success 1. Common ground 2. Communication 3. Selflessness 4. Decide to love
Marriage in the Lord4 Good Relationships Abraham & God (Gen 12:1-4; 18:16-33) Abraham & God (Gen 12:1-4; 18:16-33) David & God (1Sa 23: ; 30:8; 2Sa 2:1; 5:19+23; plus numerous Psalms) David & God (1Sa 23: ; 30:8; 2Sa 2:1; 5:19+23; plus numerous Psalms) Jesus & disciples (esp. Jn 13) Jesus & disciples (esp. Jn 13) Jonathan & David Jonathan & David …
Marriage in the Lord5 Jonathan & David 1Sa 14 1Sa 17 v6 - the garrison of these uncircumcised v26 - who is this uncircumcised Philistine v12 - Come up to us, and we will shew you a thing. v44 - Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls v13 - And Jonathan climbed up … and they fell before Jonathan. v48f. - David hasted, and ran … and he fell upon his face to the earth. v10 - for the LORD hath delivered them into our hand v47 - and He will give you into our hands v6 - for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few. v47 - the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORDS. => Common Ground!!
Marriage in the Lord6 Jonathan & David Communication Communication 1Sa 19:2f.+7; 20:1-23; 23: Sa 19:2f.+7; 20:1-23; 23:15-18 Selflessness Selflessness 18:4; 20 esp. v32-34; 23:17 18:4; 20 esp. v32-34; 23:17 Love Love 18:1+3; 20:17; 2Sa 1:26 18:1+3; 20:17; 2Sa 1:26
Marriage in the Lord7 4. The Key to Success 1. Common ground 2. Communication 3. Selflessness 4. Decide to love
Marriage in the Lord8 Works in the world Works in the world Our faith – heirs together Our faith – heirs together One common aim: the Kingdom One common aim: the Kingdom Serving God together Serving God together Common understanding of our roles in marriage Common understanding of our roles in marriage Praying together Praying together 4.1 Common Ground
Marriage in the Lord9 4.2 Communication No good relationship without it!! No good relationship without it!! Goes both ways Goes both ways Is it helpful? Is it helpful? Let not the sun go down… Let not the sun go down…
Marriage in the Lord Selflessness - Php 2:1-5 One flesh – one mind! – v2 One flesh – one mind! – v2 All the way – v4 All the way – v4 Admitting fault Admitting fault Saying sorry Saying sorry Sacrifice – esp. the husband (like Christ! v5ff.) Sacrifice – esp. the husband (like Christ! v5ff.)
Marriage in the Lord Decide to Love Phileo – Agape Phileo – Agape Can be used interchangeably Can be used interchangeably Important difference Important difference Phileo – feeling, affection (kiss) Phileo – feeling, affection (kiss) Agape – conscious decision Agape – conscious decision Results may be the same Results may be the same What started with Phileo, must in due time develop into Agape! What started with Phileo, must in due time develop into Agape!
Marriage in the Lord Love – 1Cor 13 Patient Patient Kind Kind Not jealous Not jealous Humble Humble Not proud Not proud Not rude Not rude Selfless Selfless Calm Calm Forgiving Forgiving Honest Honest Protecting Protecting Trusting Trusting Hoping Hoping Persevering Persevering
Marriage in the Lord13 Overview Gods Point of View Gods Point of View A Word about Divorce A Word about Divorce Roles in Marriage Roles in Marriage The Key to Success The Key to Success Common Ground Common Ground Communication Communication Selflessness Selflessness Decide to Love Decide to Love
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Marriage in the Lord15 Miscellanea Being one means: United front United front Keep it private! Keep it private! Quarrels Quarrels Criticism Criticism Private life Private life