Attributes of a Happy Home. Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which God has given you. For this is your reward in life. Ecclesiastes 9:9. Nature of Men & Women. War rages between flesh & spirit Flesh Spirit
Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which God has given you.
For this is your reward in life.
War rages between flesh & spirit
Gratification of Self Consideration of others
Love of the WorldHigh moral values
Lust of the fleshFears God
Lust of the eyeLoves others
Pride of lifeHumble & Kind
Works of the fleshFruit of the Spirit
Gal. 5:19-21Gal. 5:22-23
Walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the
desires Of the flesh. Gal. 5:16
Aman comes home from work, after a long day and walks in the front door.
His desires is to -
hug his wife
go for a peaceful walk in the park
enjoy a nice dinner with his 3 yr old son, take a nice hot shower
read a good novel before going to bed.
However his wife begins yelling at him about how poorly of a job he’s doing as her husband.
- He forgets to take out the garbage, clean up after the dogs, mow the lawn.
- specifically how he NEVER gives her what she needs.
The 3 year old son starts crying.
The Fruit of the Spirit– Gal. 5:22 & 23
1st Love God with all your heart
2ND Love your neighbor as yourself
Must be “A hearer and doer of the Law”
How do you demonstrate your love to
Your Spouse? And Children?
Visible to your family and others
Originate in the heart
Greeting to one another
Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts Colossians 3:15
How should you handle -
Confrontations with family members?
When you don’t get your way?
When accusations are made against you?
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.Proverb 15:1
- Love - Kindness
- Goodness - Gentleness
A Heart devoted to compassion for others
Requires interest, awareness, sympathy & effort
- Spouse and Children
- Those that we have opportunity to help
- Often requires our time and money
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Learn to make do
Don’t over extend your financial obligations
All things work together for good to those that love God.– Rom :28
Fidelity, Reliable, Trustworthy
Love and Honor – Better or Worst
Remain faithful until death
Mastering one’s desires & passions
(especially one’s sensual appetites)
- Stay away from things that tempt you to do evil
- Don’t get involved with ungodly people
- Refrain from sinning when you become angry
Consider the member of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed.Col. 3:5
Romans 7:24 -25
Romans 6:3 -6 (Paraphrased)
In reference to your former manner of life, lay aside the
old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the
lust of deceit, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
Ephesians 4:22 &23