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  1. HARMONY IN THE HOME Sermon on the Mount - 3 [By Ron Halbrook; Mike Willis, Harmony in the Home]

  2. Right relation with God Life of sin GOD OVER MAN MAN OVER GOD TWO WAYS TO LIVE OR Impact of this battle on: Individual Church Family

  3. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 2 • Introduction: 1. Christ introduced his new kingdom in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) • Kingdom: God’s rule for our salvation, realm of fellowship with God

  4. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 2. Matt. 5-7 Conduct in the kingdom • Be truthful in speech • Seek no revenge • Love your enemy • Pray together • Forgive one another • Avoid wrong judgments • Practice the golden rule

  5. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom A. Be Truthful in Speech • Matt. 5:33-37 Always tell the truth

  6. 33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. • Matt. 5:33-37 Always tell the truth

  7. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. • Matt. 5:33-37Always tell the truth

  8. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom A. Be Truthful in Speech • Moses’ Law: if take oath in God’s name, must keep it • Jews’ loophole: swear w/o God’s name, permitted to lie • Jesus taught total honesty: tell the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth—always!

  9. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom A. Be Truthful in Speech • Destroy trust in the home if use loopholes & lies: • Use of funds • Whereabouts • Drink • Gamble • Pornography • Secret friend • Adultery • Other sins

  10. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom A. Be Truthful in Speech • Total honesty in speech, integrity, transparency build trust & security in the home—harmony!

  11. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom B. Seek No Revenge • Matt. 5:38-42 Show restraint & goodwill when provoked

  12. 38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. • Matt. 5:38-42 Show restraint & goodwill when provoked

  13. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. • Matt. 5:38-42 Show restraint & goodwill when provoked

  14. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom B. Seek No Revenge • Moses’ Law administered civil justice • Christ’s law: use goodwill & restraint when provoked by slights, insults, embarrassments, inconveniences, & minor injustices or injuries

  15. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom B. Seek No Revenge • If mates use revenge & retaliation: destroy peace & harmony • If mates use goodwill & restraint when provoked: harmony in the home!

  16. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom C. Love Your Enemy • Matt. 5:43-48 Imitate God’s love for His enemies

  17. 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; • Matt. 5:43-48 Imitate God’s love for His enemies

  18. 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. • Matt. 5:43-48 Imitate God’s love for His enemies

  19. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. • Matt. 5:43-48 Imitate God’s love for His enemies

  20. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom C. Love Your Enemy • Matt. 5:43-48 Imitate God’s love for His enemies • When abused & treated as an enemy, do not hate but love, bless, do good, & pray for him • Returning good for wrongs: harmony!

  21. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom D. Pray Together • Matt. 6:5-13 How to pray

  22. 5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. • Matt. 6:5-13 How to pray

  23. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. • Matt. 6:5-13 How to pray

  24. 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. • Matt. 6:5-13 How to pray

  25. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom D. Pray Together • Prayer draws us closer to God & to each other • Praying together binds up our wounds; hard to be angry & abusive if pray

  26. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom D. Pray Together • Prayer puts our lives & marriage into God’s providential hands—promotes harmony in the home!

  27. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom E. Forgive One Another • Matt. 6:14-15 Be merciful & kind to forgive while asking God to forgive

  28. Matt. 6:14-15 Be merciful & kind to forgive while asking God to forgive 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

  29. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom E. Forgive One Another • Anger, harsh words, resentment, & refusal to ask or give forgiveness destroy peace & harmony • Apologies & forgiveness restore peace & harmony!

  30. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom F. Avoid Wrong Judgments • Matt. 7:1-5 Do not judge hypocritically or hyper-critically

  31. Matt. 7:1-5 Do not judge hypocritically or hyper-criticaly 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

  32. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. • Matt. 7:1-5 Do not judge hypocritically or hyper-criticaly

  33. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom F. Avoid Wrong Judgments • Matt. 7:1-5 Do not judge hypocritically hyper-critically • Root of such judging: pride, self-righteousness

  34. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom F. Avoid Wrong Judgments • Matt. 7:1-5 Do not judge hypocritically or hyper-critically • Result: emotional wounds, depression, alienation of mates • If avoid such judging: more harmony!

  35. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom G. Practice the Golden Rule • Matt. 7:12 Treat others as we wish to be treated 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.

  36. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom G. Practice the Golden Rule • Matt. 7:12 Treat others as we wish to be treated • Desire compliments or bitter criticism? • Desire encouragement or discouragement? • Desire companionship or alienation? • Desire mercy or harsh, abusive treatment?

  37. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 I. Conduct in the Kingdom G. Practice the Golden Rule • Matt. 7:12 Treat others as we wish to be treated • Rule based on unselfishness, consider nature & needs of mate—promotes harmony in the home!

  38. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 2 • Conclusion: • Christ introduced his new kingdom in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7)

  39. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 2. Matt. 5 Conduct in the kingdom • Be truthful in speech • Seek no revenge • Love your enemy • Pray together • Forgive one another • Avoid wrong judgments • Practice the golden rule

  40. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 • Conclusion 3. Jn. 3:5 Begin new life, enter the kingdom 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. • Born of water: submit in water baptism • …and of the Spirit: gave the gospel

  41. HARMONY IN THE HOME • Sermon on the Mount - 3 • Question: If I follow this teaching, how might my mate react? • Truthful in Speech • Avoid Revenge • Love Your Enemy • Pray Together • Forgive Each Other • Avoid Wrong Judgments • Practice Golden Rule