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February 11, 2022 7:00 am
Threefold cord that binds our homes together. Listen to Adrian Rogers is very obvious that in spite of all the fault and the peccadilloes say and abiding faith in God Bible says. The Bible says a three phone is not easily broken. You take one strand, you may break rapid with another strand is harder threefold boards are most difficult to break. What is the threefold cord that binds our homes together, man or woman welcome to love finding featuring the time was teaching the pastor threefold cord is not easily broken. Likewise, a marriage made up of a man, a woman in God is difficult to break. God designed the divine institution of marriage and is given us the tools to create blessed home. The Bible shows us how we can cultivate success in the whole. If you have your Bible turn to first Peter chapter 3 will begin in verse one as Adrian Rogers shares seven words that can build a marriage. Five. Please first Peter chapter 3.
Have a wonderful message on the home this morning and I pray for blessing to our loving marriage is wonderful actually but the great miracle is not love at first sight friend, the great miracle is love after a long, long look will how do you keep the honey and the honeymoon. Don't be like that man who enjoyed showing his pictures of his wedding video backward so he gets himself walking out the church a free man like that how can you keep that excitement that will hear where we go to be studying about Abraham and Sarah, and let's look at the Scripture here beginning in verse one. Likewise, you wives be in subjection to your own husbands, that if any obey not the word they also may, without the word be one by the conversation that literally means the behavior of the wives. It includes what one would say, but it goes far beyond that in the King James English verse two while they behold your case. That means your pure behavior couple to join with fear who's adorning. Let it not be that outward adorning of the planning of the hear the wearing of gold or the putting on of apparel, but let it be the hidden man of the heart and that which is not corruptible. Even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price for after this manner. In old-time the holy women also who trusted in God adorn themselves being in subjection under their own husbands, even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord, whose daughter's ER. As long as you do well and are not afraid with any amazement. Likewise you husbands well with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife.
As unto the weaker vessel and as being heirs together of the grace of life that your prayers be not hindered will stop our reading right there, but this is a description of Sarah and Abraham, and it uses them as an example. Now that's an encouragement to me because friend I will tell you siren Abraham had a lot of pasta.
They were not a perfect couple. They had all kinds of pressures.
For example, they had family pressures. They lived in a tent like that would like to live in a tent constantly moving they had unfulfilled passions and desires and ambitions. They were looking for city that had foundations but it to them in their married life.
They never found it. There was a very ugly part was 1/3 person who came in I married a woman named Hagar and Abraham had a child by Hagar.
That's an ugly thing. I'm sure one of the marks upon Abraham's life that he certainly has to hang his head in shame about they had difficulty with their children.
They had a blended family and not only that the children themselves.
I just difficulty with my mom to admit from the time I child is 12 to 18.
He watches his parents age 20 years that these kids they had to deal with and Abraham fail. There was a time when Abraham failed to protect Sarah and he told a half-truth in order to save his own hide this kind of a scoundrel when he did that yet. He's known as a man of faith, but it certainly wasn't perfect and they went through all of the falls of the things that we all go through the fiery passions of youth. When they fell in love then middle-age. They say you know youth looks forward always looks backward, middle-aged just looked worried and went through middle-age and and then they went through old age. What we call old age. The sunset years of life, and they withdraw that but they made it and so can you.
If you put in practice on the things that we teach about today about the point I'm making is nobody has a perfect marriage because no perfect people right and you will be glad that you not perfect and that you made is not perfect.
I'm actually friend if if your mate were perfect. He or she never would've married you, you think about it. I was speaking over in North Carolina at the Billy Graham conference center. There was a lapse of a beautiful place called Co. house regional marriage in the home and a lady in the two years got up and she spoke to the younger women and she said now what you younger women to know this said, you may marry a man who is a shining knight with shining armor on a white horse, which is that somebody still has to clean up after the horse and then she said in parentheses and enjoy well how are we going to have the kind of a home that God wants us to have Matt give you seven simple word not outlined, they will all you have to do to write down seven words but these seven words are going to come out of this passage of Scripture that were looking at today and if you will take the seven words and inculcate them. I believe I can promise to you a successful family first word is faith. FAI DH now look, if you will. In first Peter chapter 3 verse five for after this manner. In old-time the holy women also watch this phrase trusted in God_stop reading right there and that they go down verse seven.
Likewise you husbands well with them according to knowledge, getting honor unto the wife.
As unto the weaker vessel as being heirs together of the grace of life. Now the grace of life means the power of God becomes in your life through faith is very obvious that in spite of all the faults and the peccadilloes Abraham and Sarah had an abiding faith in God.
What the Bible says.
The Bible says a threefold cord is not easily broken.
When you take one strand, you may break rapid with another strand is harder to break but threefold cords are most difficult to break.
What is the threefold cord that binds our homes together. The man, the woman and God. Threefold cord is not easily broken our home. I give your testimony.
Our home is solidly built on Jesus Christ. Joyce knows that she is not number one in my life. She's not first in my life.
She knows that God is first in my life. I know that God is first in her life. I don't mind that because I know that she loves me with a stronger, deeper, pure love by putting God first thing she could ever love me if she made me first and so it is God that puts us together in our baying line and we were growing up in his high school sweetheart's we would conclude our dates in prayer. The first night of our honeymoon. We kneel beside the bed gave our home to Jesus Christ every day. We prayed together at breakfast, pray for all of our children and grandchildren and pray for various things that God wants us to have the wood pray for one another and bless one another home is built on prayer. It began with prayer. It continues with prayer. Now friends listen you will never have a successful home. In my humble but accurate opinion apart from God and you will never know God as you all without faith Abraham and Sarah are listed there. In Hebrews chapter 11 as champions of faith, secular not only the word faith is the same word acceptance acceptance look now in the chapter 3 and verse one. Likewise, you wise, be in subjection to your own husbands, that if any old way, not the word.
They may, without the word be won by the behavior of the wines that is your husband I can be perfect. He's not always going to be is not always going to be living in accordance with the word of God. Now there comes a word here while we're in the neighborhood being subjection the own husband. Mass a friend that submission to your husband does not mean you are inferior. The devils pull a trick on people. The devil today is tried to obliterate the differences between the sexes under the guise of making men and women equal is tried to make them the same men and women are equal before God in Christ is neither male or female Junior group. We are all one in the Lord Jesus Christ. But inequality of worth is not the sameness of function, God is put that headship in the home. God is made husband be the head of the home, not the boss of the home is a difference between the bossiness and headship when the husband is the head of the home that simply means he has a responsibility does Amini as superiority, but has a certain responsibility.
You're never more like the devil when you're having on submissive spirit.
You never more like the Lord Jesus Christ. When you have a submissive spirit. We accept one another, headship for the husband does not mean the husband has greater privileges means that he has greater responsibility, but we accept who we are.
We accept our God given roles so if you accept the headship. The goddess given you in the home you are a slacker a shirk or a failure as a husband and precious lady if you don't accept God's plan for the home you have a rebellious spirit and in my way. After the service. If you disagree with this passage of Scripture. Please don't take it up with me read it back to the Lord is and I Lord is one place where you really blew it. One place where you make mistakes, don't come to argue with.
I I am not the author I'm just a Western Union boy delivering the message okay now this doesn't mean there are fewer blessings actually means more blessings when we find God's plan for the home, but there is this matter of acceptance.
We accept our roles. We accept one another, neither of us is perfect, but we accept the other. Never marry a person in order to make the move. If you don't like what you're getting.
Don't get it dull marriage you marry in haste.
You repent and leisure, but once you're married, you accept now number three of the third word is the word contentment the word contentment. Look, if you will.
Now in verses three and four. Peters talk about the way that women adorn themselves in dress and he says who's adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of the planning of the hair and wearing of gold and putting on of apparel, but let it be the hidden manner hidden person of the heart and that which is not corruptible understood phrase that which is not corruptible. Even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price and then again first Peter three verse seven.
Likewise you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife.
As unto the weaker vessel and as being heirs together of the grace of life underscore that phrase heirs together of the grace of life. Now as you study the life of Abraham and Sarah, you find that God had given them in spite of all of the faults a spirit of contentment. Abraham's very wealthy man. But he didn't flaunt as well and he was able to use his wealth, not abuse his wealth. He did not always live a life of comfort and security because they had to move from place to place. But to say something you kids are just getting married learn the secret of contentment learn that you can get along without almost anything except one another and God. Let me just invert that without God and one another.
If you have God. Yet one another. You have something to wear and something to eat. That's all you need.
The Bible says having food and clothing. Raymond letters there with the content that if you have more. I'm happy for you. If you have the ladies if you if you wearing gold today. I'm happy for the ever find rest today.
I'm happy for you sir if if you have been successful in your business. I'm happy for you. The Bible says God takes pleasure in the prosperity of the servant, listen carefully.
A wise man once said, to whom little is not enough. Nothing is enough.
I didn't hear that you missed something real good at it is not original with me, but it is it is so true. To whom little is not enough. Nothing is enough. If you and and wife, are you and husband God and one another.
You have all you need to be content. One man had an enormous fortune and overnight he lost. I mean he was a big shot. He was like one of these.com companies. It is just crater. He lost all that the seller may find home. They moved into a little apartment. They looked around at this this small apartment living electric. He slumped down in the chair and he said well here we are. She said no, here we go to here we are.
We have one another and we have learned the secret of contentment. Sometimes people read this passage of Scripture. They think that teaches that women ought not to fix the here and where goal when look at it. This is a sin lectured the lecture adorning be the breaking of him as I see there you're not the braid your hair and let not your dormant be the wearing of gold see their women ought not to wear jewelry and let not your dormant be the putting on of apparel see their women will not wear clothes okay hey folks hey ladies is not against affixing yourself up. Sarah must fixed herself up. I'm doing one thing after she was 80 people were still a member still vying for her.
She's not. She dynamite to good looking gal what he is saying is this is adornment me that outward on it if that's what you're counting on dear lady you fighting a losing battle, because you're getting old and new baby beauties coming on everyday we do know that mute fusion I can think about that you learned I had the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is not correct. You can get more and will be what I say. This is not preacher rhetoric. I know my wife like her husband is getting older but that gal is gorgeous to me. She's beautiful to me. I know her character. I I know the inward beauty and I adore her because outward beauty can see inward beauty is real… Somebody said beauty. Skin deep, likely goes all away the bone beauty fades, but ugly holds its own brand. Listen to me learn the secret of real beauty and that comes out a real content. You see, the real character is in and you want to inward serenity means he says the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit that word meek friend. It doesn't mean we, the Roman army was described as meek, all meek means is under control. The woman not out-of-control meek spirit. Meekness is not weakness Jesus will meek and mild. He was a week and Anna says a quiet spirit, quiet enemy mousey but maintain it in a serene enemies tramp means a person who has interviewed. He entered character a person is learned contentment. Both husband and wife need to learn contentment be content now.
We want these families whose marriage ceremony ought to say till debt do us part number four is another keyword is a word. Forgiveness.
Forgiveness. Look, if you will again in verses three chapter 3 verses eight through 10 likewise be all of one mind, having compassion, one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous not rendering evil for evil are railing for railing, but contrariwise blessing knowing that ER thereunto called that you should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life you love life. Listen, he that will love life and see good days, you will good day, listen, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no guile all married people must learn to forgive splinter in your finger. Maybe it's down there deep enough and you see a new Seattle box bottom is there. Well I could get that out but I don't know you get a meal and pick it out so well, maybe it will work his way on your sleeve say be all right. Then one morning you wake up and you got this incredible pain and this thing is throbbing. It is best is infected because you get out the Bible so don't let the sun go down upon your wrath coming up on Monday. Will your part to this important lesson.
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