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This Week: Building A Strong Marriage

Key Scriptures:

  • Genesis 2:18
  • Proverbs 24:3
Introduction:

Marriage was the first institution that was first established by God

Basic things to consider to make a successful marriage:
  • MARRIAGE IS A LIFE LONG COMMITMENT. MATT 19:6-8
  • YOUR MARRIAGE WILL GO THROUGH TOUGH TIME BUT DON’T GIVE. JAMES 1:2
  • PUT THE NEEDS OF YOUR SPOUSE FIRST. 1 COR 13:4-5
  • LEARN TO FORGIVE AND FORGET. MATT 6:14-15
  • ADMIT WHEN YOU ARE WRONG AND SEEK FOR RECONCILIATION WITH YOUR SPOUSE. MATT 5:23-24
  • MAKE PLANS TOGETHER BUT DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN THINGS DON’T TURN OUT THE WAY YOU PLANNED.
  • DON’T DEPEND ON YOUR WIFE TO MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS.
Last Week: The Power of Focus

Key Scriptures:

  • Hebrews 12:1-4
  • 1 John 3:8
Introduction:

In the race of life there are going to be distraction in our route to fulfilling our destiny.

One of the reasons people fail in life is because of broken focus.

What is focus?
  • It is s an adjustment of the eye or a camera lens so that a clear image is produced.
Benefits of focus
  • Helps you make difficult decision- Moses gave up position, pleasure and prestige to gain something in the future.
  • Helps you pay the price to fulfil your assignment.- What are you willing to give up to reach your vision?
  • Helps you to live for the eternal instead of the temporal.
  • Helps you to overcome fear.- Don’t look at the future with the eyes of fear.
23 By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.
24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea[1] as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. [Hebrews 11:23-29]
Conclusion

A.P.Goethe said that in order to succeed you must:

  • KNOW WHAT TO ELIMINATE
  • WHAT TO PRESERVE
  • WHEN TO SAY NO, FOR DEVELOPING THE POWER TO SAY NO GIVES US THE POWER TO SAY YES