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Dungannon, VA
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GUIDELINES FOR THE PREVENTION OF DIVORCE

Scripture Reading
Matthew 19:
3. The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

4. And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

5. And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

6. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

7. They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

8. He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

Key Verse
Malachi 2:
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.

 

1. Help for the _________ and the ____________.

A. Young people should recognize that marriage is for adults.

B. Young people should know that romantic attraction alone does not guarantee happiness or success in marriage.

C. Young people should recognize that marriage is a part of God's plan for life.

D. Young people must recognize that success in marriage would be determined by how each work for their marriage success.

2. Guidelines for the ___________.

A. Recognize and respond to your responsibility to God for the well-being of your marriage. Look at I Peter 3:1-7.

I Peter 3:
1. Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

2. While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

3. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

4. But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

5. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

6. Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

7. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

B. Continue to work at bringing joy into the life of the one whom you have chosen as a companion.

C. Accept the imperfections in your companion and pray for God's forgiveness and grace to help.

D. Practice forgiveness as the way of dealing with mistreatment in marriage.

E. Be as courteous and accommodating to each other as you would be to your best friend. Look at Matthew 7:12.

Matthew 7:
12. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

THINK IT OVER
If the unmarried and married would avoid the heartbreak and tragedy of divorce and have abundant life, they must live with Christ as the center of their lives. One must trust in Him in all their ways and depend on Him. For guidance and help, seek to please Him in all that you say, do, and think.

June 28, 2020 Sermon Outline

 

KJV I Timothy 2: 15
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

HELPING FATHERS TO BE GOOD

Scripture Reading
Genesis 5
Key Verse
21. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

22. And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

23. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

24. And Enoch walked with God: and he was not for God took him.

1. God can help you be a good father.

2. Christ will help you be a good father.

3. The Holy Spirit will help you be a good father.

4. You can give good gifts to your children. Look at Matthew 7:9-11.

Matthew 7:
9. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

THINK IT OVER
A father needs help from his wife, the church and himself. Each father must help himself to become a good father. In the final analysis, you are responsible for the kind of father you are to your children. Let Christ come into your heart to help you. Let the Bible assist you in becoming a good father and make much of prayer.

June 21, 2020 Sermon Answers

 

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