SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

KINGDOM MARRIAGE PART 1  THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS THE SOURCE OF ALL NEEDS

Matthew 6:33 KJV
[33] But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
 
1. God meets needs through relationships (people), but that doesn’t make them the source.
2. The greater the relationship, the higher the expectations. Unmet expectations leads to offense.
3. God ordained marriage to fill a void but your spouse is not the source (Genesis 2).
4. What plaques most marriages today is unmet expectations.
 
II- THE KINGDOM OF GOD OPERATES BY CULTIVATING
 
Matthew 13:24 KJV
[24] Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
 
1. Sow based on what you want to reap.
2. Reap based on what you have sown. Don’t sow based on what you have reaped.
2. Jesus is the Lord of the harvest. We are not called to control the harvest.
 
Matthew 7:1-2
Luke 6:33-38
 
III- RELATIONSHIPS MUST OPERATE BY THE KINGDOM OF GOD
 
1 Corinthians 6:9 KJV
[9] Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
 
Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
 
Leviticus 18:20-22,24,26-27,29-30 KJV
[20] Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her. [21] And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord . [22] Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. [24] Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: [26] Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: [27] (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) [29] For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. [30] Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God.
 
1 Corinthians 7:2-3,5 KJV
[2] Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. [3] Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. [5] Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinencey.
 
2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
 
IV- FOUR BASIC NEEDS OF ALL MANKIND:
1. Acceptance: knowing you are loved and needed by others
2. Identity: knowing you are individually significant and special
3. Security: knowing you are well protected and provided for
4. Purpose: knowing you have a reason for living. In the case of Christians, this means knowing that God has a special plan for your life.”
 
John 4:15-18 KJV
[15] The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. [16] Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. [17] The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: [18] For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2015

KINGDOM FAMILY PART 8

Matthew 5:21, 27, 31, 33, 38, 43
It hath been said…
 
Luke 2:49-52 KJV
[49] And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? [50] And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. [51] And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. [52] And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
 
Genesis 2:24-25 KJV
[24] Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. [25] And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
 
Malachi 2:14-16 KJV
[14] Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. [15] And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. [16] For the Lord , the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
 
Ephesians 5:21-26,31-33 KJV
[21] Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. [22] Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. [23] For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. [24] Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. [25] Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; [26] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, [31] For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. [32] This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. [33] Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
 
Hebrews 13:4 KJV
[4] Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
 
1 Corinthians 7:2-5
 
Leviticus 18:20-30
 
2 Corinthians 6:14
 
Ephesians 5-6

SUNDAY AUGUST 30, 2015

KINGDOM FAMILY PART 7:  KINGDOM MARRIAGE

It hath been said… Matthew 5
See verses 21, 27, 31, 33, 38, 43
 
Genesis 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31
“It was good.”
 
Genesis 2:18
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
“It was not good…”
 
Genesis 2:24
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
(Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5, Ephesians 5:31)

SUNDAY AUGUST 23, 2015

KINGDOM FAMILY PART 6 BUILDING ON RUBBISH OR ROCK?

Proverbs 24:30-31

30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
 
Nehemiah 4:2, 10-15, 17 KJV
[2] And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?
[10] And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall. [11] And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease. [12] And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they will be upon you . [13] Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows. [14] And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses. [15] And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.
[17] They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
NOTE: Work with the Word! Don’t separate the two! Don’t get so busy working that you forget your weapon!
 
Judah was discouraged by relatives who had lived in bondage for 70 years.
v.10, “rubbish” [same word in Hebrews as ‘dust’. (Genesis 2:7)
 
Ecclesiastes 12:7
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Dust: rubbish, ashes, sand
 
Matthew 7:26
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
NOTE: Are you building your house upon rubbish? or upon the rock?
 
v.2, “stones”
 
Genesis 28:18 – house of God
Matthew 16:18 – rock, church
Deuteronomy 4:13 – commandments
Isaiah 28:16 – Zion
Zechariah 12:3 – Jerusalem
1 Corinthians 10:4 – Christ
NOTE: Is your home built upon the Rock?
 
1 Corinthians 11:3 KJV
[3] But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
 
Ezekiel 43:10 KJV
[10] Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.
v.17, weapon in one hand, work with the other
 
Deuteronomy 6:6-7,9 KJV
[6] And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: [7] And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. [9] And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
 
Ephesians 6:17

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

 
Hebrews 4:12

For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the toughest and intents of the heart.