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November 20, 2020 7:00 am
Once is more personal damage than any other visit to Adrian Rogers. There is no sin that will do more personal damage, spiritually, mentally and physically number out. The man says this to his children, your father is not worth much wire pottery is not nearly as important as placement. In fact, my own satisfaction is more important.
Welcome to love finding pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers said marriage is a roaming the first chapter both the hero and the heroine then become one new person. God's original plan and purpose for marriage in Genesis 2 emphasizes a supreme commitment between a husband and wife.
It's of the highest priority above any other human relationship. This is why it's crucial to warn young people about the damage of adultery and model magnificent marriages through your own. If you have your Bible turned to exit this chapter 20 verse 14 is Adrian Rogers concludes the powerful message key to a magnificent marriage clearly and plainly God says in his word. Thou shalt not commit. I will speak today on the subject to keep a magnificent marriage God wants our marriage to be magnificent. And the key to magnificent marriages found right here. I want you to imagine a mountain down at the bottom of that mountain is beautiful about. There's a winding road that comes down the mountainside and all Matt road their speedy cliffs and sharp precipices and obstacles on the road and few if any guardrails at the top there is a line of automobiles and their starting down that room.
Two people are in that automobile, and they're heading toward the happy Valley and along the way they pick up passengers, but all along that road.
Their racks in these automobiles are careening over precipices are running and obstacles in and the people who are in these automobiles are being broken and maimed and passengers that they pick up along the way are being broken and crushed when they start out to the Happy Valley they think is going to be wonderful. But along the way something happens an illustration, a picture of marriage in America today. What should we do what we will number one we need to have compassion on those whose automobile has been ranked. We need to have a heart full of love and compassion and say our hearts are open and our church is open arms are open to God is open the love of God is there.
God is a God who forgives and restores any does not hold grudges. We need to teach that because a lot of broken people and they don't need somebody pointing finger in the face they need somebody get down alongside of them and bind them up and help the bruised and the broken because friend there are plenty of them in America today. They something else we need to do though we need to be building some barricades some safety rails. We need to be removing some of the obstacles that are causing some of these disastrous reqs don't we mean is dangerous for kids today to live in America because everything is against married Gypsy. As I said before, the devil has leveled all of the artillery of hell against her home. We need to be removing obstacles in building guardrails general. I think the main thing we need to do is to teach the drivers how to drive teach the drivers how to drive to give them some instruction to give them some help and I frankly that's what were trying to do in a series of on a perfect 10 for homes that women were trying to help young people you know that young people get married today. Did you know speaking of driving that is easier to get a marriage license than a drivers license. Think about it absolutely easier to get a marriage license and driver's licenses easier to get married. All you have to do is have some Notary Public or somebody say a few words over you, and I say your marriage but then the money get the license ipso facto you married now. What we have today in America is a vicious cycle, broken homes produce broken people that have more broken homes that produce more broken people that produce more broken homes is not irreversible cycle. What we need to do is to break that cycle. What we need to do is to teach young people today how to have a godly marriage how to get from the mountaintop to the valley below.
Now you may be happily married, but the message still applies to you. You may be unmarried, but the message today still applies to you why because we have a responsibility before God. Whether or not we're married are happily married to help other people. It is a ministry we must be a part of a T help young people today prepare for marriage and help those who are married to arrive safely. Here are three things I want one out. Number one we got to teach our young people. God's plan for a magnificent marriage when all fails, just go back and read the directions. Marriage is for more than the mere propagation of the races for mutual love and comfort and joy. You see, God loves you. I've said this over and over this series. When God says thou shalt not eat just saying don't hurt yourself. When God says thou shall he say, help yourself to happen. If you are not smarter than God.
God love you.
And when God says thou shall not commit adultery. He's not trying to keep you from sex. He is trying to keep sex for you. It is a wonderful gift of God.
Marriage is honorable and the bed undefiled, but adulterers and warmongers God will judge. So what we have to do. First of all we get these kids down from the mountaintop to the Happy Valley we have to show them God's plan for magnificent marriage and God's plan is very, very simply, a priority of marriage.
The premise of marriage purpose of marriage that they become one flesh and achieve that happiness that satisfaction that joy that fulfillment that God has intended.
In spite of all the difficulties along the way. Now the second thing we need to do is not only teach them but we need to warn them. We need one and this message today is going be very solemn and very stern because there's no equivocation here when God says thou shall not commit adultery to adulterate means, to make in fuel and when you adulterate marriage. You have made in fuel or something that God values so highly and so wanted to let me tell you why. Adultery is a sin.
First of all, it's a sin against one's own self. The Bible says is an interesting verse. I hope your job. These verses them for Sprint's chapter 6, verse 18.
The Bible says flee fornication & that a man do it is with out the body that is outside of his body but he that committed fornication center against his own body. There is no sin that will do you more personal damage, spiritually, mentally and physically than them around and we could talk about that from a psychological point of view we could talk about it from a spiritual point of view we could talk about from a physical point of view. Lord Byron was handsome, witty, charming. He was a Playboy poet in England they died with venereal disease at an early age. This is what he said. My days are in the yellow leaf the flour and the fruits of life are gone but were canker and the grief are mine alone.
He had already lost it all through immorality, where young people today talk about safe sex. Sex is not supposed to be dangerous supposed to have a game talking about safe sex is sacred sex immorality is a sin against the South a man sins against his own body. It's a sin against the whole and here's one of the most heinous things about adulterate sends against the home and against the children in that home. I want to quote what Kent Hughes said and listen to this man who commits adultery says this to his children, your mother is not worth much, and your father is a liar and a cheat. Furthermore, honor is not nearly as important as pleasure. In fact my child my own satisfaction is more important than you are so set against the home will but adulterers also sin against the chart is a pastor Rogers my personal sex life is none of your business with your member of this church are some of my business in mind the sum of your business because we're in it together.
We are members one of mother where members of the same body, and when a member of the church lives in sexual immorality. He sends against the holy body of Christ, he takes the members of Christ and makes the members of a highly vitals is how should this happen, God forbid, the sin against oneself to sin against one's home to sin against one's church to send against one summation.
I wonder how long the wrath of a holy God will be state against America. Given the road. The rise and fall of the Roman Empire said this in the Senate.
Immorality was the number one thing that brought that empire crashing down historians tell us it was the sin that destroyed Greece was the sin that destroyed Rome it was the sin that destroyed Egypt. It was the sand that destroyed Babylon and I believe it may well be the sin that will destroy American even now the raging waters of God's wrath are furiously pounding against the dam of his mercy. One day that dam of mercy will give way to the waters of God's wrath. The Bible says in Proverbs 14 verse 34 righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
Deuteronomy 22 verse 22, speaks to the Jews living under a theocracy in the says this. If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman and the woman so shalt thou put away evil from Israel that we don't live under theocracy anymore, but under a theocracy. When God was looking God said is evil from our land so that our land can survive the enemy of the home is the enemy of society and people who treat sex lightly will treat other people lightly and the society comes down but here's the bottom line. Adultery is a sin against all mighty God is God. It is God Almighty God, who said, thou shall not commit adultery. And when King David committed adultery was wise enough to pray in Psalm 51 verse four against DMV only have I said and done this evil in my sight is God who said, thou shall not commit adultery. Proverbs 6 verse 32, says Russo, commits adultery with the woman lack of understanding he that destroyed his own soul. Why, why does he destroy his own soul because he sends against Almighty God. These old all the 10 Commandments are not advise their law and law without penalties. Only advice I don't get the idea that if your life is just an option that you might choose as a Christian.
If you're not living a life of sexual purity you have no right to call yourself a Christian first Corinthians 6 verse nine. No you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God be not deceived me the fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.
Ephesians 5 verse five. For this you know that no warmonger nor unclean person or covetous man, who is my daughter at any inheritance in the kingdom of God and of Christ. Revelation 21 verse eight with the fearful, and unbelieving and abominable, and murderers and warmongers and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second day, no matter how you glamorize God says it is saying it is a sin against me.
I'm a holy God. My children do not live that way.
We need to teach our children and we need to let them know this is clear is playing in his for their welfare. The third thing we need to do is to show our children whole. We need to model this before our children. It's difficult.
Let me give you some words very quickly in the few moments that I have the beginning of the D that will help you to get your marriage back on track. If it's off-track to keep it on track. If it is on track number one the first one is decision decide for Christ. Give your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. If you have failed. If you send bring it to him though your sins be as scarlet, they should be white as snow.
Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. He will forgive and he will not hold grudges every stain, every blot everywhere, every blemish, he will bury in the grave of God's forgetfulness come to Jesus. I promise you on the authority of the word of God, he will cleanse the second B is the word dependence not on the side for Christ loan products, led his life in you, energize you and give you power. He doesn't really forgive you and then say now do better. He comes to live in you to energize you to give you power day by day number three devotion began to pour out your love to Christ and to your family love God and love your mate with the supernatural love when a man comes to me and says I'm on divorce my wife because I don't love her anymore, he gets no sympathy from me because love is a decision God has commanded us to love anybody can love who chooses to love the Bible says. Husbands, love your wives is not a suggestion that also is a command will come around here with this idea. Well, you know, I just fallen out of love and therefore I can't do it anymore no friend decide to love and then have this devotion a love for God and a love for your family.
Here's the next big development. Let your love continue to grow, learn this about love. What love is. Love is not like a diamine some precious beautiful GM that we StumbleUpon we find we acquire. We keep it to treasure forever. No, no, that's a static thing.
Love is not like a diamond love is like a flower. It must be cultivated, it must be cared for. It must be nurtured, so it can grow and grow and grow. If you love your wife more than you did when you got married.
I believe that you love her less in B static began to develop that love and feed that love. I asked young couples when I manner them, will you continue to feed that love from day to day and from week to week and from year to year, from the very best resources of your living men to study something just very, very, very simple. Don't flirt with other women.
I mean good-naturedly in the office don't flirt flirt with another woman, never stop flirting with your wife just flirt with her all the time wink at her harder.
Also nice things keep the honey in the honeymoon develop is the next big discipline God your company. The Bible says a companion of fools will be destroyed. Brands that are urging you to sin are not friends. Watch what you said in front of your eyes. You sit there going through the channels that things are to come up on my screen don't watch those things don't abide with those things you would put garbage in your mouth. Why put garbage in your brain. Garbage in, garbage out. Don't say it won't affect you can a man take fire in his bosom, and be not burned. Watch what you watch, I told you before when I was in college is like any other college boy with raging hormones I have on my desk. This motto he who would not fall down all not to walk in slippery places. Watch what you do. The Bible says flee fornication must be a. And then last of all, with that discipline.
There must be a determination to make up your mind. Make up your mind.
I'll have to make up my mind every time I go out of town but I wanted to rejoice make up my mind every time I turn on television. What I will watch filter not have to make up my mind every time I pass a newsstand when I would buy something raunchier not already made up my mind. I'm not saying that I'm arrogant about it.
I just simply say my heart is still Lord, trusting in the I decided to follow Jesus. Ladies and gentlemen make one big decision. It will help you with a lot of other smaller decisions you have to keep on saying this are that just have that deed determination in your heart is for me and my house we will serve the Lord now time is gone. But here's what I want to remember God's plan is purity for marriage to fail. God is a God of forgiveness.
He's the God of the second chance and 1/3 chance, and 1/4 chance and we ought to be. People just like our God to forgive one another. Remember, the woman taken in adultery where are thine accusers woman that no man condemned the nor do I go and sin no more.
If you have a broken heart or if you have a broken home, bring it to Jesus he can put it back together. If you give them all the pieces. The first miracle that our Lord performed was at a wedding.
When he turned water into wine. I want to guess that God is still performing miracles and when you get right down to it every magnificent marriage is a miracle marriage because it is a union of a man, a woman in God. It won't always be easy but it's always worth it. Father God, I pray that you will seal the message to our hearts today. Lord, how I pray that many will come to Christ. I pray Lord that many who have known Christ and know him move in walking borrower will come back to him, Lord, that you will protect the home's that are already being built and father God that you will bless the home's that will be in Jesus name, amen.
If you wandered away from Christ and as a result your marriage suffered.
Do you want God to bless your home.
Remember he is still performing miracles and it love worth finding one of our greatest owners is to come alongside you, and pray with you and for you. Maybe you have a marriage struggle right now, go to our website homepage LWF.org/radio and scroll down to find our prayer wall. This resource is one of our favorite ways to keep the ministry in the community praying continually for one another's needs don't walk through this season alone. Let us join you in prayer. We can't wait to hear from you again go to LWF.org/radio and scroll down to our prayer wall if you like to order a copy of today's message to hear again or maybe pass along to a friend request the title. The key to a magnificent marriage when you call us to order at 1877 love God's message is also part of the powerful series a perfect 10 for homes that win for the complete collection all 10 insightful messages: 1877 love God or go online to LWF.org/radio to order or write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 thanks for joining us in our study of God's word today.
If you're struggling in your marriage. Consider these steps. Confess your sins to Jesus depend on guard your heart and remain disciplined and determined make up your mind. You will not fall into temptation before it, we hope will tune in next time for more profound truth. Simply stated, love will if you haven't picked it up already commission it love worth finding is to share the profound truth of the gospel so simply that anyone who listens can understand. That's what her proud to tell you about her newest book. His story in this collection of eight powerful messages. Adrian Rogers shares the largest pieces of the Bible story from start to finish in a simple clear way learn about God's purpose and plan from Genesis to Revelation. In this insightful new book is story. For more information or to receive a copy for a gift of any amount go to our online store LWF.org/radio or you can call 1877 love God will write us at love worth find box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183. Thanks for your continued support. Love worth find